Professional Whitening Treatments vs. Store-Bought Products
The good news is that several options are available to whiten your teeth, including treatments with your dentist, custom at-home whitening trays, and other whitening products. Whitening products sold in stores have lower concentrations of whitening ingredients, so results can be less dramatic and take longer. However, they are typically more cost-effective. Professional teeth whitening at your dentist's office can be completed in a single visit and have lasting results.
All whitening treatments, professional or over the counter, will need to be maintained with proper oral care and touch-ups. Whitening toothpaste can help remove surface stains from food and beverages.