The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

If you want to whiten your teeth, you won’t have to look hard to find options. Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after services in cosmetic dentistry. However, it is also one that has plenty of over-the-counter options available. While these DIY teeth whitening methods are attractive in terms of upfront cost, you are unlikely to get the results and other valued benefits of a professional teeth whitening from your dentist.

If you want a brighter and whiter smile, here are some leading reasons to schedule with your dentist and forgo the grocery store whitening kit:

More Convenient

Most over-the-counter products require days and weeks of use to get results. Some involve messy trays or strips that are not custom fit for your teeth. With professional whitening, patients can typically get better results in much less time. In-office sessions allow you to relax in a dental chair for about an hour and walk away with a brilliant smile that is multiple shades lighter.


Whitening agents have a tendency to cause tooth sensitivity. Using over-the-counter whitening products for a prolonged period of time and without proper monitoring by your dentist could result in severe sensitivity and damage to your tooth enamel or gums. With professional whitening, your treatment will be overseen by a dental professional to ensure your oral health isn’t at stake.

Superior Results

A professional whitening system contains medical-grade whitening agents that can’t be found in store-bought products. These agents are designed to clean deep stains that have penetrated the porous surface layers of your teeth, including stubborn stains from smoking, red wine, coffee or even certain medication. Not only can professional whitening create whiter and more effective results, but the results typically last a lot longer too!

At Dream Dentist, we proudly offer the latest, most innovative whitening systems available for our patients. For your convenience, we can provide professional grade whitening here in our office as a one-time treatment or as a take-home treatment with custom trays and whitening gel. Call today to learn how you can achieve a brighter and more confident smile before the holidays.

Dream Dentist
1646 W U.S. 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 726-2699