Does the whitening solution I buy at the store give the same results as the solution I would buy from my dentist?
Not at all! Whitening products that can be purchased without dentist oversight at drug and grocery stores have a much lower concentrate of active ingredient than those you get from your dentist. This is because the law regulates the concentration of these products out of fear of potential harm to a consumer who is using them without the benefit of professional monitoring and maintenance.
The solutions you purchase at our office are stronger and more highly concentrated since you will be monitored by dental professionals throughout your whitening process. In-office products are safe for both teeth and gum tissue – when they are monitored and used properly – and you’ll receive a more dramatic and longer lasting result.