Why You Should Consider Professional Teeth Whitening

Aug 05 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Old man smiling with whitened teeth.

Having a bright, white smile can do wonders for your confidence.  Unfortunately, everyday habits such as drinking coffee or tea, smoking, and even aging can cause your teeth to become yellow or stained over time.

While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, they often don’t provide the same level of results as professional teeth whitening.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of professional teeth whitening and why it’s worth considering for a brighter smile.

Effective and Safe

When you choose a professional teeth whitening treatment, you’re receiving a treatment that is both effective and safe.  A dental professional will analyze your teeth to determine the right type and strength of whitening solution to use.  Because they have access to stronger and more effective whitening solutions than over-the-counter products, professional teeth whitening can provide more dramatic results in a shorter amount of time.  With a professional treatment, you can rest assured that your teeth are being whitened safely and effectively.

Customizable Treatment

One of the benefits of professional teeth whitening is that it’s highly customizable.  Your dentist can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific needs and goals.  Whether you want a dramatic transformation or a subtle improvement, they can help you achieve the results you desire.  Additionally, your dentist can tailor the treatment to your specific teeth, ensuring that they are whitened evenly and that your gums are protected throughout the process.

Longer Lasting Results

Another advantage of professional teeth whitening is that the results can last much longer than those from over-the-counter products.  While at-home whitening kits are weaker and less custom-fit than professional treatments, they can contribute to reversing the whitening process over time.  If you have the treatment done professionally, the results will likely last much longer due to its high-strength formula, even when compared to hybrid teeth maintenance kits.

Adult man smiling with whitened teeth.

Advanced Technology

As technology advances, dental equipment is also improving, and professional teeth whitening is no exception.  There are numerous advanced options that dental offices offer to get your teeth the whitest pearly whites.  Whether you’d prefer Zoom Teeth Whitening, A Better Way to Sparkle, or a completely new treatment, more and more dental providers are getting access to the latest technologies in teeth whitening.  The standard light that we typically use during treatment has wavelength settings that can stimulate the production of whitening agents more effectively than any other device in the market.


In conclusion, while there are a variety of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, they often fall short compared to professional teeth whitening.  A professional treatment is more effective, customizable, safe, and longer lasting, making it a worthwhile investment for achieving a brighter, more beautiful smile.  At our dental office, we offer a variety of teeth whitening options, tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.  If you’re interested in professional teeth whitening, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

MH Dental can help you find your brighter smile. Contact us today.