Which Teeth Whitening Solution Is Right For You?

More stock images - 027There are a lot of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and white on your own. You can avoid beverages that stain your teeth such as coffee and red wine, you can use whitening toothpastes, and you can brush and floss regularly.


If however, these good habits aren’t enough to keep your smile bright, you’ll need to opt for a more effective solution. Which teeth whitening solution is right for you? Keep reading to find out.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits

If you’re on a budget and looking for a way to whiten your teeth, an over-the-counter whitening kit may do the trick. These kits are easy to find at local drugstores and supermarkets.

The benefits of choosing over-the-counter whitening kits include:

  • They are relatively inexpensive
  • You can when you use them
  • They’ll usually whiten your teeth a little bit

The drawbacks of this method include:

  • Some of these kits can be difficult to use
  • It may take weeks, or even months before you see results
  • The results will likely not be as effective as professional whitening.


If you are patient, on a budget, and looking for subtle results, an over-the-counter kit may be the way to go.

Professional At-Home Whitening Kits

When you choose an at-home whitening kit from your dentist, you get professional-grade supplies, customized treatment, and high quality results. These kits usually come with trays, which are easier to use than whitening strips that come in over-the counter kits. Sometimes these trays are molded to fit your exact smile.


Professional at-home teeth whitening takes a little longer than in-office treatment, but you can still get professional results and a beautiful smile. Often the at-home treatment costs a little less than the in-office option.


If you’re looking for a flexible, gradual, and professional whitening solution, this treatment may be a good fit.

Professional In-Office Whitening

In office whitening is usually considered the fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.


If you’re looking for immediate and noticeable results, in-office whitening may be best for you.


To learn more about keeping your smile beautiful and bright, visit O’Brien Dental Care.

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