Yes, over-the-counter whitening treatments are available at most stores and pharmacies. However, these treatments contain weaker bleaching gels than those available at your dentist’s office. This is why over-the-counter and at-home whitening treatments take many uses over days or weeks to provide visible results. A session with your dentist at Norcross Dental Associates can provide instant results that may take weeks and multiple treatments to achieve.
Yes, teeth whitening is a very safe procedure. It’s also very common! Millions of people whitening their smiles with their dentists every year. At our practice, we use specially formulated peroxide-based bleaching treatments that brighten teeth without causing irritation to your sensitive teeth or gums.
Generally, no. Teeth whitening is a very comfortable treatment experience for most patients. You may experience some temporary sensitivity in your teeth after whitening. However, your dentist will take every precaution to reduce or prevent any discomfort you may feel.