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Teeth Whitening - Why You Should Always Use a Dentist

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Tooth whitening is one of the most popular ways of improving your teeth’ appearance and is a highly effective way to transform your smile; who doesn’t want pearly whites? But with so many whitening kits available online, you might be wondering why you should bother going to the dentist instead of doing it yourself. 

We’ll take a look at the reasons why tooth whitening with your local Pasadena dentist is the way to go. 

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? 

Over time the things that we eat and drink can cause stains and discoloration on our teeth and cause them to become yellow. Tooth decay, fillings, and build-up of tartar can all contribute to the discoloration of your teeth, which can, of course, be overcome with the help of teeth whitening. 

The most common approach to teeth whitening involves the use of hydrogen peroxide, a type of bleach, which effectively bleaches the outer surface of your teeth to make them visually whiter. Teeth whitening kits from dentists will typically contain between 0.1% and 6% hydrogen peroxide, while those bought online or from shops are limited to under 0.1%.

Why Go To The Professionals? 

Although there are multiple ways to whiten your teeth at home, here are a few great reasons why you should opt to go to your local dentist for teeth whitening services in Pasadena. 

You’ll Get Whiter Teeth

The top reason most people whiten their teeth in a dentist’s chair rather than at home is the results. Due to their lower strength of ingredients and application methods, at-home kits just won’t give you the same results as you would get with professional services from a Pasadena dentist. 

It’s Better For Your Teeth 

There are numerous methods to whiten your teeth that you can buy at a pharmacy or online. You can try anything from daily whitening toothpaste and whitening gels to strips and unique kits. However, only a dentist knows the actual state of your gums and tooth enamel. Store-bought kits can cause gum irritation, sensitivity, pain, and tooth pulp damage.  

It’s Better For Your Health 

At-home whitening kits contain peroxide and other chemicals that can cause adverse reactions to those with allergies or sensitivities to chemicals, not to mention the lack of professional supervision, leading to ingestion of the product tooth damage. 

At-home kits can even react to prescription drugs you are taking, so you should always discuss using these products with a dental or health professional before trying them out. 

Get Whiter Teeth Today 

If you need teeth whitening in Pasadena, the H. Robert Stender DDS team can offer impeccable results. At H. Robert Stender DDS, our approach is to provide high-quality dental services and ensure optimal dental health for all our patients. We utilize carefully selected materials and the latest science, technology, and techniques for longer-lasting dentistry.


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