Why You Should Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Instead of Over-the-Counter Options

Why You Should Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Instead of Over-the-Counter Options

A bright, white smile can transform your appearance, boost your confidence, and even help you look more youthful. But if you’ve been disappointed with over-the-counter teeth whitening options, it’s time to consider professional treatments.

As a leader in cosmetic dental solutions in New York City, Dr. David Blaustein proudly offers Zoom teeth whitening treatments, including professional in-office treatments and professional-grade take-home trays.

Below, we explore why you should consider professional treatments instead of over-the-counter (OTC) versions.

Professional whitening is more effective

Here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, we offer two kinds of Zoom whitening treatments. Our in-office treatment is performed in about one hour and can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades. There isn’t a single over-the-counter option that can deliver results of that magnitude.

The explanation is simple: Professional teeth whitening uses stronger whitening agents, meaning more impressive results — always! The Philips Zoom Blue LED light-accelerated technology that activates the whitening gel contributes to the efficiency of the process. 

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we also offer custom take-home trays. Unlike the generic trays available at the drugstore, the custom trays fit your teeth perfectly, allowing the whitening gel to reach all surfaces of your teeth. 

Ill-fitting trays can lead to uneven applications and spotty results. And like in-office treatments, professional take-home trays also use more potent whitening agents than OTC versions.

Professional whitening takes less time

Because professional teeth whitening treatments use more potent whitening agents, each treatment is more time-efficient. 

For example, when you receive Zoom in-office treatments, we protect your gums, apply the whitening agent on your teeth, activate the LED light for 15 minutes, and repeat the process three times. In about an hour, your smile transforms from dull to dazzling. 

You can say goodbye to applying whitening strips twice a day and brighten your smile in just one appointment 一 quick enough to schedule during your lunch hour.

At-home products might do more harm than good

Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of any whitening product. If you apply too much whitening product on your gums, you may experience severe tooth sensitivity and gum inflammation. 

That’s why we apply amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) when you receive whitening treatments from the experts in our Manhattan office. ACP protects your enamel, improves luster, and reduces sensitivity 一 and this just isn’t available with OTC whitening options.

Professional whitening is more cost-effective

Short-term, professional teeth whitening options cost more than generic ones. But they may prove more cost-effective in the long run if you end up spending big on whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, and mouthwashes 一 without even getting the results you truly desire.

Additionally, if your teeth can’t be whitened 一 if you have a crown, veneers, or stubborn stains caused by medication 一 no amount of whitening treatment helps, wasting time and resources.

That’s why a cosmetic dentistry consultation is key to achieving your dream smile. During your consultation, we review your aesthetic goals, examine your teeth, and recommend the right treatments. 

And if whitening isn’t right for you, we may recommend other options, such as veneers, to help you achieve a dazzling white smile.

And the verdict is …

You should choose professional teeth whitening instead of over-the-counter options because professional treatment is more effective, more efficient (time and costs), and is only recommended if we know it’s right for you.

If you’d like to explore the benefits of Zoom in-office treatments or take-home trays, call our Chelsea office at 917-633-7312 or request your consultation online.

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