Professional Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening

Professional Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening

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Home remedies for teeth whitening is a trend that is on the rise. However, is it safe for your teeth, and does it really help in the long run? There are, in fact, some teeth whitening home remedies that pose a threat to your tooth and gum health. It is important to recognize these risks and talk with your dentist about which whitening options are best for you and your teeth. 

Activated Charcoal and DIY Teeth Whitening Solutions

Charcoal is a rising trend in the realm of teeth whitening. However, it has not been scientifically proven to whiten your teeth, and it is too new to the market to know the actual effects it has on the teeth and gums. It is best to only use products that have undergone many studies and have certifications before choosing to use it as a whitening remedy. Be very careful using recipes off the internet to make a whitening solution. Without knowing the true effects it can have on your oral health, you are putting your teeth and gums at risk of infection, decay, and severe pain. 

Whitening Toothpaste and Whitening Strips

Everyone’s teeth are different, but as long as your dentist gives you the green light, whitening toothpastes are typically okay to use. Whitening strips have similar whitening ingredients to whitening toothpastes, so they are typically fine to use as well (of course, check with your dentist first). Many people find these remedies to be successful in achieving the whiteness they desire, but unfortunately, many users of whitening toothpastes and whitening strips report major tooth sensitivity and irritated or bloody gums. Also, some users of these whitening remedies express frustration with how long it takes to see results. 

Cakmes Methods

We offer professional teeth whitening in our dental studio that could give you the smile of your dreams in as little as 45 minutes. At Cakmes, we use Phillips Zoom technologies to safely and effectively whiten your smile. Phillips Zoom uses whitening gel and LED lights to quickly achieve your desired whiteness. This method provides instant results and little to no sensitivity when you leave the office. We also offer whitening trays you can use at home, which are similar to whitening strips but are tailored specifically to your individual teeth. Your whitening tray is custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly to ensure even whitening on each tooth, no whitening gel leakage, and no gum irritation. 

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we want to help you achieve a smile that MAKES you smile. Contact us today at (865) 584-6163 to schedule a consultation or an appointment to get the pearly whites you have always dreamed of!

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