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How to Whiten Teeth

We think it’s safe to say that everyone’s dream smile includes bright pearly whites. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments because it’s one of the easiest ways to really transform your smile. Its popularity is part of the reason why there are so many different ways to whiten — from the rinses, strips and toothpastes that line the shelves at your local drugstore to the selection of procedures you may find at the dentist’s office. How are you to decide how you should whiten?

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We know it can seem a little overwhelming at first to choose between all your options, but that’s what the McNeely Family Dentistry team is here for. To help you make smart decisions about your smile! We compare professional and store-bought teeth whitening and then take a look at the options we offer at our own practice.

Professional vs. Store-bought Teeth Whitening

Store-bought teeth whitening may be cheaper, but it’s true that you get what you pay for. Getting your teeth whitening from a dentist’s office offers more control because a professional is there to guide your treatment and to protect your teeth and gums during the procedure. It also means more dramatic, longer-lasting results because of the professional-strength whitening gel used.

Types of Teeth Whitening

At McNeely Family Dentistry, we have two different types of teeth whitening depending on what’s more convenient for you. One is provided at our office while the other you can complete from home.

One-Visit Teeth Whitening

With one-visit teeth whitening, you’ll come into our office for an appointment and leave with a whiter smile. The in-office treatment only takes about an hour. This is a great option for those who have a special occasion coming up.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

With take-home teeth whitening, we’ll create custom trays for you to put whitening gel in and wear from the comfort of your own home. Because the trays are designed specifically for you, you won’t have to worry about whether they fit right or whether any gel will leak out.

Ready to get teeth whitening? Contact McNeely Family Dentistry today!