Why Should I See My Dentist for Teeth Whitening?

With so many teeth whitening products on TV and at the supermarket, it can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to pick the right one. After all, they’re all created equal…right?

Not necessarily. In fact, Dr. Singla can usually guarantee far better results than over-the-counter teeth whitening kits.

Here’s why:

A Prescription Strength Gel vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening

Just like any prescription, a store-bought, over-the-counter teeth whitening gel is not as concentrated or as strong as medication available at Singla Dental. Dr. Singla knows the precise needs of your teeth, and he can recommend a gel made from the appropriate ingredients and efficacy that will give you the results that you need.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening gels can whiten teeth, but not nearly as fast or by as many shades. They’re best for people with very minor staining or who want to prevent stain accumulation before it starts.

Optimal Contact with Your Teeth

One-size-fits-some doesn’t always work when it comes to whitening your teeth. Strips or stock trays in over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are not made to conform to your unique mouth. This can cause the whitening gel to skip over certain areas and leave some surfaces untouched.

A custom whitening tray will fit snuggly against your teeth for optimal gel contact. Or, Dr. Singla will treat your teeth right in the office. Both of these options guarantee even results without patchy bleach patterns.

Teeth Whitening, Over-the-Counter Whitening

Identifying Other Factors at Play

It could be that the cause of your tooth discoloration isn’t something that’s fixed with whitening. You may actually have a damaged nerve, cavity, or internal staining that occurred during tooth development.

Your dentist knows the most effective way to address these situations and help you get the whitest smile in less time. Ask which option is best for your teeth!

If you would like more information on teeth whitening or other services we provide, feel free to give us a call or come to our office.

541 West Wheatland Rd.
Duncanville, TX 75116
Tel: (972) 298-4677
Email: info@singladental.com