The Different Types of Teeth Whitening Treatments

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As teeth whitening treatments have become more popular in recent years, the different types and products have exponentially grown as well. Whether you are looking for an in-office professional teeth-whitening treatment or an over-the-counter do-it-yourself product, there are plenty available.

There are few regulations in place to hold any of the products accountable, so it is important to see professional advice before trying any. Here are some tips to remember:

– Speak with your dentist at Jamie P. Choi, DDS before choosing a tooth whitening product.
– Be careful not to keep your whitening product in longer than specified. Failure to follow directions as specified can cause gum irritation, tooth sensitivity, or bleaching of your gums.
– The three most common forms of teeth whitening treatments are in-office professional treatments, dentist-provided at-home treatments, or over-the-counter treatments. In-office professional treatments are universally considered the safest and most effective form of teeth whitening treatment.
– With the proper use, a whitening product can drastically improve the color of your teeth, and in some cases, professional whitening treatments can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades in a single hour.

If you seek a whiter, brighter smile without any cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers or crowns, teeth whitening treatments are a great alternative. If you would like your teeth whitened by Dr. Jamie Choi, please schedule an appointment at our office at 408-973-8500. We are located in San Jose, California, and would love to see you soon. Whiten your teeth with us today!