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If you’re considering your teeth whitening options, you have probably already thought about professional whitening kits and over-the-counter treatments. As you may already know, each treatment can affect your smile differently, which is why it’s important to do your research and find out which treatment is right for you. To help you know a little more about the professional whitening kits and over-the-counter treatments, our dentist, Dr. Celso Seretti, is happy to tell you the differences between the two.

Professional whitening kits are very strong treatments that can create a dramatic change in the color of your smile. This is because they have a high level of hydrogen peroxide, which is the whitening agent that washes away tooth discoloration. Typically, these kits contain 14 percent hydrogen peroxide content when over-the-counter treatments usually have 5 to 10 percent. The professional whitening kits are recommended for those who have more stubborn and severe stains that need stronger whitening solution to be removed.

Over-the-counter treatments have a lower hydrogen peroxide level, so they can only brighten the smile one to two shades. However, that’s all you’ll need if you only have minor tooth discoloration! Also, these treatments are great for those who have tooth and gum sensitivity. The treatments don’t affect the smile as much as professional whitening kits do. Your dentist is the only one who can tell you which treatment is right for you and your teeth and gums.

Call Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry and talk to a member of our dental team if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about teeth whitening treatments in Houston, Texas. All you need to do is dial 281-486-9440 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to giving you the answers you need so you can achieve your smile goals!