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Do over the counter whiteners work?

Searching for whitening options may lead you to the oral care aisle at the grocery store. But do the products that they sell there actually work as well as professional teeth whitening products? Chances are that if you want to brighten your teeth by just a few shades, you can find a combination of products at the pharmacy that will give you some improvement. Over-the-counter products do have some risks and side effects that you should be aware of.

Risks of Over-The-Counter Products

Whitening toothpaste uses abrasive components to scrub away surface stains from your enamel. Unfortunately, this can actually damage your enamel and cause sensitivity. 

Whitening strips and generic trays found for retail sale can lead to some uncomfortable side effects such as sensitivity and damage to delicate gum tissues while not always providing uniform results.

Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, can be much more customized, and more effective. The process is simple- you can begin by visiting our office for a consultation to determine the best treatment plan for your needs, and your smile goals. Our expert team will have you smiling a brighter, more confident smile before you know it! 

Teeth Whitening Phinney Ridge

The cost of professional teeth whitening in our Seattle, WA dental office is extremely competitive and a good investment to spruce up your smile. We offer both in-office and take-home options, depending on your goals and needs. Your custom whitening trays can be reused indefinitely to maintain your smile.

To find the right teeth whitening option for you, contact Phinney Ridge Dental to discuss your options.