In-Office versus Over-the-Counter Tooth Whitening

Serving Houston, Sugar Land, Pasadena & Nearby Areas Of Texas

They say nothing beats a first impression, and one of the first things others notice about you is your smile. So you may understandably feel self-conscious if your teeth are stained or discolored.

Perhaps you’re looking into some of the commercial teeth whitening options available over-the-counter at your local supermarket or drugstore. But look a little more deeply, and you’ll see that the value these products offer is illusory when compared to what you get from a qualified dentist.

Dr. Heather Fleschler is a premier provider of professional tooth whitening services in River Oaks and the surrounding area. To learn about your options, please call 713-660-6500 today.

Benefits of Choosing Professional Grade Tooth Whitening

Over-the-counter products may seem convenient at first glance, but they’re no match for professionally administered tooth whitening solutions. Both work by chemically bleaching your teeth, but the similarities end there.

The whitening services available at Dr. Fleschler’s office are superior to over-the-counter products for many reasons:

  • The teeth whitening systems Dr. Fleschler uses are much stronger than those in over-the-counter products. Professional bleaching agents whiten your teeth in far less time than those found in take-home kits at the drugstore. You’ll have noticeably whiter teeth in just one visit.
  • Professional whitening treats deeply embedded stains that commercial products simply can’t handle. If you expect an over-the-counter whitening kit to remove stains from antibiotic treatments, you’ll definitely be disappointed.
  • The custom-fit trays we design in our office protect your gums and tongue from exposure to whitening chemicals that could irritate your mouth’s soft tissues. The poor fit of over-the-counter trays frequently allows leakage of the whitening bleach, causing discomfort.
  • When you choose in-office tooth whitening, your entire procedure will be supervised by Dr. Fleschler, ensuring optimal results. You don’t benefit from the supervision of a trained professional when you choose over-the-counter whitening solutions.

Professional Grade Take-Home Whitening Kits

If you find the convenience of a take-home product attractive, then you may want to consider one of our professional grade options that you can use at home on your schedule.

Opalescence Go uses disposable, pre-filled whitening trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. For only 15 to 20 minutes a day, up to ten days, you can get professional results with the convenience of a take-home kit. This is our most popular home treatment option.

Or consider our Opalescence Custom Whitening Trays. These trays are custom-built for your individual smile, and Dr. Fleschler can adjust the strength of the bleaching agent to meet your personal goals. These trays may be worn for up to several hours daily, or overnight, every day for up to ten days.

When you compare the fast, superior results of professional whitening to the numerous lengthy applications required for over-the-counter treatments, you’ll see that there simply is no comparison.

To learn more about the professional tooth whitening options we offer, please contact Dr. Heather Fleschler online or call 713-660-6500 today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in the Houston, Texas areas of River Oaks, West University, Bellaire, and Meyerland.

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