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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

November 21, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Matthew S. Wenzel

The good news is that professional teeth whitening products these days are made with ingredients that are entirely safe for your smile! Typically, the only side effect of teeth whitening that most people experience is tooth sensitivity, and we can help minimize this with a fluoride treatment. 

Professional Teeth Whitening at Webster Groves Dental

Dr. Wenzel and his team provide customized plastic teeth whitening trays for patients to take home so they can bleach their teeth whenever it's convenient for their schedules.

We start by taking impressions of your teeth to make custom plastic trays. The trays are designed to fit snugly over your teeth, which keeps the whitening gel from escaping and irritating your gums and soft tissues.

Dr. Wenzel will choose the prescription strength whitening gel that's right for you and show you how to apply it safely to your trays. Most people achieve their desired results by whitening their teeth for 30 minutes daily for 10 to 14 days. 

Best of all, you'll have your trays available, and whenever you feel like your smile needs a boost, you'll be able to use them again. In addition, we sell extra bleaching gel at Webster Groves Dental, so your smile will always be camera-ready for your next event.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening in Webster Groves offers several benefits that over-the-counter (OTC) products do not, such as:

  • Customized bleaching trays for better, quicker results
  • Higher strength bleaching gel than you can find in the store
  • Tips and help from your dentist in case you have issues with tooth sensitivity

OTC products may be less expensive, but they're not customized and may not be able to deliver your desired results.

Contact Webster Groves Dental

If you'd like to learn more about professional teeth whitening, contact our dental office at (314) 918-9666.

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