Professional Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Options

teeth-whitening-comparison-sq-400Do you want to make a great first impression at a job interview or in a social situation? Or do you just want to feel self-assured when you smile, talk, eat, and laugh?

If you’re looking for an efficient way to improve the appearance of your teeth, whitening services may be just the thing for you. But should you go for cheaper over-the-counter solutions or professional brightening services?

Renovate Your Smile and Regain Your Confidence

First, let’s define the need for teeth whitening.

Dark, dingy teeth aren’t a good look. Tooth enamel is porous, so it’s easy for stain particles from things like smoking, tomato pastes, and even coffee to settle within the surface.

You don’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. Teeth whitening’s availability and popularity have been growing steadily, and with over-the-counter options, it has become a common and accessible strategy to combat superficial stains on the enamel.

Opt for Quicker & Longer-Lasting Solution

But do OTC solutions work?

At Randwick Dental Clinic, we feel that the best, quickest, and most efficient way to whiten teeth is to use professional whitening services.

While over-the-counter methods are available, they present potential issues with burning or damage to the gums and teeth. Another major problem with OTC whiteners is that they produce a milder effect and cannot whiten darker shades compared to the highly concentrated bleaching agents used in professional whitening.

With professional brightening, you can get faster and more noticeable results than OTC options, all while avoiding potential sensitivities and complications.

Are You a Candidate?

An ideal patient for teeth whitening will be free of cavities or gum disease, have all of their adult teeth, and have no fillings or crowns towards the front of the mouth.

Take That First Step Towards a Gleaming Smile

Right now, take advantage of our 2-for-1 offer, where you can get $100 off and pay only $275 each for take-home whitening if you book for two people. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for more details.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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