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Professional Teeth Whitening vs At Home Whitening

Teeth are prone to staining or becoming discolored for a variety of reasons, including smoking, improper dental hygiene and drinking coffee or tea frequently. With many home and professional teeth whitening options available, people no longer have to live with discolored or stained teeth. Home kits can seem more convenient and less expensive, but professional whitening procedures and products offer more benefits. They Work Faster

Kristen Ritzau, DDS offers professional teeth whitening options, such as Zoom! technology, which produces much faster results than kits that can be bought at drugstores. Those who choose professional whitening often notice improvements shortly afterwards, while those who use home kits generally have to wait weeks before their teeth start to become whiter.

They Produce Better Results

Home kits are very limited when it comes to making teeth whiter. They’re often ineffective for teeth that are badly stained or discolored. The professional whiteners offered by Kristen Ritzau, DDS contain a higher amount of hydrogen peroxide, which make teeth that much whiter. Some of these products and procedures, such as laser treatments, are even effective at getting rid of heavy stains or discoloring and making teeth 10 to 12 shades lighter.

They’re More Comfortable

Whitening products sold at drugstores can cause gum or tooth sensitivity when they’re not applied the right way or used as directed. Kristen Ritzau, DDS and her team have years of experience providing professional teeth whitening, which minimizes the risk of these unpleasant side effects. Dr. Ritzau's practice is the perfect place to visit before the holidays to get that sparkly white smile you've been dreaming of!