What is the Most Effective Way to Achieve a Brighter Smile?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 4:17 pm

As we grow older, our smiles may become dim, as coffee, cigarettes, tea, medications, and old age can all contribute to the discoloration or staining of our teeth.  As our smile is one of the first things people notice about us, it’s natural to want our teeth to look their best.  Teeth whitening procedures grow more and more popular every day, but with the amount of options available, choosing the right method can sometimes be overwhelming.

One of the major debates in the world of teeth whitening is whether to purchase a take-home treatment or to undergo an in-office whitening procedure with your dentist. A recent study from the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the Peking University School of Stomatology and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health may help settle this debate. In a controlled experiment, researchers set out to compare the effectiveness of both in-office and take-home whitening products.

Using both treatments, it was found that the teeth being treated in-office reached the desired A1 shade in approximately 12 minutes, while the teeth being treated with the take-home treatment reached the same shade after six hours. Researchers found that the desired treatment effects were achieved after two sessions of in-office and six sessions of take-home treatment.

The study concluded that in-office whitening treatments are therefore more efficient than the typical take-home treatment, achieving the same results in 24 minutes rather than 36 hours. This means getting your teeth whitened in-office will likely save you time and give you better results when compared to the average take-home treatments. For those looking to brighten their smile, talk to your dentist about how in-office whitening can more effectively whiten your teeth.

Teeth Whitening in Toccoa

To learn more about your teeth whitening options, contact us today and schedule a consultation.  Our offices are located in Toccoa, GA, and we can be reached at 706-886-9439.  We hope to hear from you soon.

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