Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

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Posted Mar 9th, 2018

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

There are many over the counter teeth whitening products available. Here, our Langley dentist explain why professional whitening systems are more effective, as safer, too.


The main problem that over the counter whitening treatments present is that they aren't particularly effective. They only remove surface stains, but don’t result in a significantly whiter smile.

Whitening strips, toothpastes and rinses also don’t whiten dental restorations like caps, bonding or veneers, and so you may end up with a splotchy looking smile.

Professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office is more controlled and often part of a full mouth dental restoration plan, so your teeth whitening takes in conjunction with your dental restorations. This means you can whiten your teeth first, and then have the restorations completed to match the new, whiter colour.

Finally, professional whitening products produce significantly more noticeable results than over the counter products do. They not only remove surface stains, they also lighten the actual colour of your teeth.

While professional whitening products are more expensive than over the counter products, they are worth the price difference for the superior results!

If you’re interested in teeth whitening, get in touch with our Surrey dentists to book a consultation!

Contact Willowbrook Dental Clinic today, and get on the path to a brighter, healthier smile!