Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that we provide almost daily at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte. Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile.
And why not? A whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away.
Since modern dentistry offers a vast list of cosmetic options, we know it can be hard to distinguish between different procedures. In order for our patients to stay informed, we have put together a simple comparison between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching. The terms actually describe two different procedures.
Teeth whitener consists of any over-the-counter product used to remove stains from tooth enamel. Toothpaste, DIY strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and cost-effective, and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. They’re a good choice for anyone with sensitive teeth and gums.
The term “bleaching,” however, refers to a teeth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. For best results, teeth bleaching should be administered by a dentist. The results tend to be far superior than any over-the-counter product.
At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we have brightened countless smiles with professional-grade teeth whitening. People from Cotswold, South Park, Myers Park, 28270, 28210, and 28262 come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. Contact us today!
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