Teeth Whitening at Home vs Teeth Whitening in Dentist Office

Team Teeth Whitening

There are so many reasons your teeth may become dull, stained, and yellowed. It could be your daily coffee habit, smoking, or even medications you take. Sometimes, it’s simply part of getting older! With so many potential causes, it’s easy to see why most people deal with tooth discoloration at some point in their lives. At Chagrin Falls Dental, we want to make it simple for you to whiten your smile whenever you feel like you need a refresh, so we offer an innovative Whitening for Life program. Here’s what you need to know about our program and how it compares to in-office teeth whitening.

Understanding In-Office Teeth Whitening

There are a few different types of in-office teeth whitening treatments, but the most popular involves applying a bleaching solution to your teeth, then using a specialized light to activate it. While these treatments provide fast results, they don’t usually last long without regular maintenance. In addition, patients who have sensitive teeth may find these treatments to be painful.

In-office whitening works, but we choose to offer only at-home teeth whitening kits.

Understanding At-Home Teeth Whitening

When you get an in-office teeth whitening treatment, you’ll need to purchase an at-home teeth whitening kit to maintain your results. Why not just save yourself some money and start with the at-home treatment instead? 

At-home whitening kits can help you achieve a brighter smile just like in-office whitening, but these treatments simply take a bit longer. This is because the whitening solution isn’t as strong, but the advantage of this is that these treatments are less likely to cause painful sensitivity and soft tissue irritation.

Since you’ll already have the kit at home with you, you can touch up your smile anytime you like to maintain your results! This is the key to making sure your whitening results stand the test of time.

Whitening for Life

With our Whitening for Life program, you’ll be able to achieve and maintain a radiant smile for a fraction of the cost of in-office teeth whitening! Here’s how it works:

  • Pay a $129 membership fee
  • Keep up with your six-month preventive care visits
  • Provide us with at least 24 hours notice when you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment
  • Get unlimited at-home teeth whitening kits for as long as you’re a patient with us!

If you join our Whitening for Life program, you’ll be able to choose between Opalescence Go Prefilled Whitening Trays and custom-made whitening trays that you’ll fill with a whitening gel that we provide. Both options are safe, effective, and can be done on your own time, from the comfort of home. You’ll have a noticeably whiter smile in a matter of days, and whenever you notice stains or discoloration reappearing, you can use your kit to give your teeth a touch-up.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening

If you’d like to learn more about at-home teeth whitening or our Whitening for Life program, contact us today at 440-247-8641 to schedule an appointment at Chagrin Falls Dental.