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Professional Teeth Bleaching vs. Over the counter Bleaching


A bright smile is seen as an attractive feature. Having a white smile increases one’s self- confidence and self-image. Having dazzling white teeth is one of the primary cosmetic dentistry goals for our Pasadena, Texas patients. Teeth discoloration is a very common problem.  Teeth are harder than bone but they are also porous. Thus, any pigmented food or liquids you ingest will slightly stain your teeth. Multiply this by many years and you get dark and stained teeth. Almost all of the staining is internal and very little stain is on the outside of the tooth. Whitening toothpaste is VERY abrasive and scrubs away the external staining. Furthermore, the whitening toothpaste is too abrasive and can hurt your gum tissue and teeth. There are a several ways to achieve a white smile, including professional treatment and store bought products. Both of these methods can improve the color of your teeth. However, the advantages of a professional teeth whitening is far greater than over the counter products.

Over-the-counter Teeth Bleaching:

At the grocery store there are many brands and types of at-home whitening treatment. You can find white-strips, gel-filled trays, and paint on whitener. While these methods will work and you will notice a difference they are expensive. They are something you have to purchase over and over. Furthermore, they don’t fit as well as professional made bleaching trays and they bleaching solution is not as good as the bleaching solution from Dr. Nugent.

Professional Teeth Bleaching

To effectively brighten your smile by multiple shades, our cosmetic dentistry office recommends take home bleaching kits. By coming in for a consultation, you can learn which whitening method will be best for you and what you can expect from treatment. In a single in-office whitening session, you can achieve significantly whiter teeth with virtually no risks.

There are several reasons to choose professional bleaching procedure:

  • Improved results: Professional whitening gel uses a higher (but safe) concentration of hydrogen peroxide. This removes a greater degree of internal and external staining.
  • Superior Fit: The lab made bleaching trays are custom made to your teeth.
  • Proper application: Dr. Nugent will demonstrate exactly how to place the whitening gel in the trays. He will explain in great detail the most effective way to use your bleaching trays.
  • Less gum irritation: With a customized bleaching tray the whitening gel is less likely to come in contact with the gums and irritate them. Better fit equals better results.

When it comes to teeth whitening, you  get what you pay for. Learn how professional treatment can help you remove years of embarrassing discoloration. Contact our office at 713-941-8261 to set up an initial consultation.

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Dr. Michael Nugent is a General Dentist located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Our office performs General, Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood make us their dental home. Dr. Nugent has been voted “Best Pasadena Texas Dentist” multiple times. To discover how awesome a dental office can be call our office and set up your appointment.

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