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In-office vs Take Home Teeth Whitening

You know you want your teeth to be whiter, but don’t know which option is best for you?

Here’s the down low on the difference between the two and together with your dental practitioner you can decide on what will work for you.


In-office whitening is undertaken at the dental clinic, usually with the aid of an LED light that helps to activate the whitening gel and speed up the process of whitening, giving you a more dramatic result in a short time. A higher concentration of gel is also used.


In-office whitening is great for people that want maximum whiteness in minimum time. Because the whitening process is sped up, this can cause temporary sensitivity during the procedure and will subside within 48 hours.


An alternative to in-office whitening is take home options. This involves applying the gel to your teeth with a tray yourself. This usually needs to be done for a couple of weeks everyday to achieve similar results to in-office whitening.


Take home whitening is a great option for those who are a bit nervous about experiencing sensitivity or if they only want a slight brightness in the colour of their teeth.


Take home whitening is an excellent add on to in-office whitening in order to maintain the great results that you got…no one wants to give up coffee and red wine forever!! 🍷



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