Is DIY smile whitening a smart choice?

Man with teeth color samples on light backgroundAn experienced dental provider in the Springfield, MA area is the best source of cosmetic dental solutions to improve the appearance of the smile. This includes certain services such as teeth bleaching and whitening. While there are many over-the-counter options available to patients, it is best that they do their research to find out the best way to brighten the teeth. In many situations, patients may attempt to whiten themselves but may come across issues with their drugstore brands. At Taylor Street Dental, patients can speak to our team of professionals about the disadvantages of a DIY smile whitening session.

Why DIY options can be harmful to the smile

Our team sees many patients in and around the Springfield, MA area who have read on the internet about certain strategies for whitening the smile. Below are some of the DIY attempts that patients might have tried to achieve results:

  • Activated charcoal. Activated charcoal used to be used on individuals who had been poisoned, but there is no scientific proof that using it to whitening the teeth is effective.
  • Oil pulling. Individuals who have tried whitening their smile with oil pulling will rinse the mouth with coconut oil to brighten the teeth. Though it may not be harmful, there’s no evidence of it whitening the smile.
  • Whitening strips. Over-the-counter whitening strips are readily available to patients at the local drugstores. Unfortunately, many patients are unhappy with the results because they do not provide the whitening they expect.

How to whitening with the help of a professional

The best way to achieve results is with professional whitening services at Taylor Street Dental. Our team is excited to offer in-office power whitening for dramatic results in a single visit. This whitening session allows patients to quickly and easily achieve a brighter smile that meets and exceeds their expectations. Whitening with a professional will provide amazing results, especially when compared to over-the-counter whitening products at the drugstore.

Call Taylor Street Dental today!

Professional whitening treatments are highly desirable for patients in the Springfield, MA area. The dentists at the office are here to provide information for patients who are ready to enhance their smiles. Call (413) 781-7645 to request an appointment with our team, conveniently located at 41 Taylor Street Fourth Floor.

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