If you are one of the millions of people thinking about having your teeth whitened this year, you may think you have to have them done by one of the professional whitening services out there.
In fact, this is not true, as there are many home teeth whitening products that do just as good of a job.
Before you book an appointment with one of the many professional whitening services always looking for customers, consider these reasons why a home whitening kit is often better.
The cost of a home kit — The main reason so many people decide to use a home teeth whitening product is due to the cost compared to the cost of most professional whitening services.
A typical kit is less than $25. A typical treatment with a professional teeth whitening clinic is several hundred. Some even charge $1,000 or more.
The time spent getting your teeth whitened — It is not just the cost of professional whitening services people find so annoying, however, it is also the time it takes to get your teeth whitened.
When you factor in the time spent finding a service, then the time spent driving to the clinic, waiting there for your appointment and then having the treatment done, it takes many hours of your time.
Compare that to the five minutes it takes to buy a home whitening kit and the 15 minutes it takes to use it.
The convenience of using home teeth whitening products, for example dentaworks, compared to getting them done professionally is wonderful. This is particularly true when you realize you can wash the dishes, do your laundry or read a book. All while you are whitening your teeth at the same time.
Home kits are better for your teeth — Most dental clinics and professional whitening services use whitening gels that contain extremely strong chemicals. If left on your teeth for too long, they can severely damage the enamel.
Clinics say they use these gels as they can monitor them and remove them if there are any problems. If that does happen though, it is often too late as your teeth are already damaged.
As home kits use gel that is not as strong, they may take a couple of sessions longer to whiten your teeth. When you consider there is much less chance of them damaging your teeth, this is always the much safer option.
Choosing a home kit versus professional services usually boils down to money, the time spent whitening your teeth and the health of your teeth. In every instance, choosing a home kit over professional teeth whitening services is the better option.
Home whitening will also get your teeth just as white as a dental clinic.