How Do Take Home Whitening Kits Work?

Are you looking for ways to achieve a white, sparkling smile? If so, we are here to help. While in-office professional teeth whitening delivers the best results with teeth up to 10 shades lighter in just one hour, some people prefer take-home whitening kits. Dr. Long and his team at Tracey Dental will work with you to determine your best whitening options.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

You will find many teeth whitening products available for purchase over-the-counter. These include whitening gels or strips containing peroxide-based bleaching agents, along with whitening toothpaste that contains a mild abrasive that removes some surface stains. For whiter and safer results, we can provide you with professional-grade bleach and a custom-made tray for at-home whitening.

How Does Professional Whitening Work?

In-Office Whitening: Professional whitening utilizes professional-grade peroxide-based bleaching gels that you cannot purchase over-the-counter. In-office teeth whitening under the supervision of a qualified team of dental professionals deliver the safest, fastest, and most dramatic results.

Take-Home Whitening Kits: Take-home kits provided by your dental care team offer another effective solution to professionally whiten and brighten your teeth, although you may require several weeks to achieve your desired results. First, we will take an impression of your teeth which we will use to custom-make your whitening trays. You will fill the trays with the professional-grade bleaching gel we will provide you and will position them over your teeth. You will need to follow the kit’s instructions carefully for the safest and whitest results.

Caring for Your White, Bright Smile

Make sure to maintain a meticulous routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular dental exams and professional cleanings at our dental office. Avoid foods and beverages with staining agents, including red wine, tea, and coffee. Refrain from smoking to keep your teeth sparkly, as well as safeguarding your oral and overall health. You may need a minor touch-up every so often to keep your smile bright and beautiful for years to come.

Teeth Whitening in McKinney, TX

Contact Tracey Dental to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can brighten your smile. Our highly trained and experienced team is committed to delivering quality, reliable, and gentle dentistry every day! Are you ready to dazzle? Call us today!

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