Peter Ngai, DMD and Penny L. Phipps, DDS
6 McBride and Son Center | Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

Do over-the-counter teeth whitening kits work?

While some people have gotten satisfactory results using teeth whitening kits from a drug store or grocery store, we recommend professional teeth whitening for several reasons. With our customized teeth whitening trays, you will get a more comfortable fit and less worry about the bleaching agent leaking onto sensitive gums and causing irritation and pain.

Teeth whitening treatments performed by dentists use a stronger bleaching agent than over-the-counter kits, which cuts your treatment time drastically! In addition, there are additional desensitizing agents in most professional teeth whitening treatments, so even people with sensitive teeth can comfortably and safely whiten their smile.

With a dental professional overseeing your treatment plan, we can monitor your progress and adjust your treatment to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. This is difficult to do with a one-size-fits-all, over-the-counter kit. We can also advise you on your home care to ensure long-lasting results!

Whether you opt for in-office teeth whitening or one of our professional take-home whitening kits, we think you'll be pleased with the results! Call today to schedule a consultation and find out if you're a candidate for professional teeth whitening.