There are various teeth whitening options available, with many individuals starting at home with whitening toothpaste. While this can contribute to brighter teeth, it often falls short of providing substantial whitening. We recommend toothpaste as a complement to an overall teeth whitening treatment rather than a standalone solution. Following professional whitening, using whitening toothpaste can help maintain the brightness of your teeth.
Over-the-counter solutions such as whitening trays or strips are also popular choices. While these treatments can be effective, they typically don’t match the effectiveness of professional in-office solutions. Generally, store-bought products are not as potent as those provided by medical professionals. Furthermore, commercially available whitening trays are designed to fit a general audience, not tailored to your specific dental structure. This lack of customization may result in loose-fitting trays and potential solution leakage, leading to gum irritation.