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Why Should I Avoid OTC Teeth Whitening Products?

By Port Washington Dentist on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

The acronym OTC means over the counter, but when it is OTC teeth whitening, the acronym should somehow translate to “waste of money”. At Port Washington Dental Care in Port Washington, NY we strongly discourage patients from using the different OTC teeth whitening products for a number of reasons, all of which add up to wasted money, time and effort.

As your preferred dentist in Port Washington, we want you to have the healthiest and most appealing smile possible. However, OTC teeth whitening can actually put that smile at risk. This is due to a number of reasons, which include:

  • None of the OTC teeth whitening available have been approved by the American Dental Association, and they are not regulated by the FDA. This means they can contain materials harmful to the teeth and gums.
  • They use generic trays or tools that cannot provide optimal teeth whitening.
  • They take a very long time to work, and the amount of money and time spent on the OTC tooth whitening compounds or systems is never going to deliver close to the results that a single professional cosmetic dentistry treatment provides.

As your cosmetic dentist, we can offer far more effective, safe and comfortable treatments. These will use customized trays made just for your mouth. This ensures that any product does not irritate or harm the gums and remains in the fullest contact with the teeth. We use stronger formulas, but only those known to ensure your enamel and gum tissue remain safe at all times. Finally, the tooth whitening we provide in our office is going to create a much stronger result in less time, and last a great deal longer. In fact, in just one visit your teeth can be several shades brighter.

Contact Our Port Washington Office to Discuss Tooth Whitening

If you are tired of wasting money on OTC teeth whitening and want a better approach to a brighter smile, feel free to give us a call at our Port Washington, NY office at (516) 944-5300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.