Professional whitening is a great way to dramatically enhance your smile. You can have custom trays made by us and do the whitening with our prescription strength gels home with daily applications for 2 to 3 weeks. There is no over the counter product that will give you the same result in quality and comfort . With over the counter product people complain on uneven color ( due to there is no custom fit and and distribution of whitening agent is uneven) , burning gums ( same reason) as well as lack of change in color of the teeth ( weak ineffective formula due to an rx strength is not allowed because of uncontrolled use and prefabricated not custom made applicators - gel gets on the gums as well as the teeth and may burn the gums)
The best way is to have it done by your dentist or hygienist to reach the desirable effect fast and effortless an a safe , controlled environment. In office whitening provides an immediate result when the teeth color is changed within an hour giving the patients beautiful bright smile they desire. It's still good to have custom made whitening trays and gels to take home for touch ups to control the staining that we accumulated from food and drinks.
Have a great smile!
Dr. Olga Karnakova, DDS