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Whitening Toothpastes vs. Professional Whitening

THERE ARE A LOT OF WHITENING TOOTHPASTES available, so why bother with professional teeth whitening? Let’s start with a couple of definitions.

Whitening vs. Bleaching

There’s a difference between tooth “whitening” and tooth “bleaching”.

Whitening can remove surface stains including those caused by coffee, smoking, or certain types of food. The ADA’s Seal Of Acceptance for most whitening toothpastes states “The product is effective in helping to…whiten teeth by removing surface stains.”

Bleaching can whiten your teeth beyond their natural color. Think of it this way… If your hair is covered in mud you can clean it with shampoo. But, if you want to actually lighten your hair you’re going to need a bleaching agent. Professional bleaching does more than remove stains—it truly makes teeth whiter.

Be Careful With Whitening Toothpastes

A lot of whitening toothpastes contain abrasives (meant to scrub stains) that can irritate gums and wear down tooth enamel. Some should NOT be used more than once a day. Make sure to read labels. For a truly whiter smile, your best bet is professional bleaching.

We Offer Quick, Effective, Eco-Friendly Whitening

Sinsational Smile is the only whitening system we use in our practice because the results are quick and effective.

A 20-minute, in-office appointment is all you need to brighten your smile. You will appreciate the brevity of the procedure and of course, the quick cosmetic effect. You can have your teeth whitened over your lunch break. Bright, white teeth give the impression of youth, vitality, and health.

We have also noted that our patients do not complain of discomfort or teeth sensitivity like they have with past systems, which is a wonderful perk.

Each of our patients leave with a take-home tray and Sinsational Smile whitening pen for at-home touch-ups.

Finally, another great component of this particular system is its environmental friendliness. Sinsational Smile is the first and only green certified whitening system.

Interested? Give Us A Call

Please contact us with any questions you may have or to set up a smile whitening appointment. Feel free to call us or message us on Facebook.

We’re excited to help beautify your smile!