If you are standing in the aisle of your local pharmacy or department store, wondering if the different over the counter (OTC) teeth whitening will give you the same results as treatments done in a dental office, the simplest and shortest answer to your question is “no”. Because the FDA has no regulations for these treatments, it is unlikely that you can enjoy anything similar to what you will get when treated by a teeth whitening specialist.
Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, NY provide patients with many cosmetic dentistry solutions, including teeth whitening treatments. These are unlike OTC teeth whitening options because they use professional strength formulas, advanced equipment, and require the knowledgeable hand of a dental expert.
So, are the many OTC teeth whitening options a simple waste of time and money? Again, the simplest and shortest answer to that question is “yes”. They are not approved by the American Dental Association, they cannot promise to protect the teeth and gums from harm, and they rarely even disclose just what is in the formulations. Even the very best of these tooth whitening options will take enormous amounts of time to yield only minor results.
The Wiser Investment
Rather than wasting hard earned dollars on ineffective OTC options, it is better to book a visit with your preferred dentist in Staten Island. We can provide you with professional solutions that include formally approved teeth whitening formulas that will often brighten your teeth measurably in just one visit. We will supply you with professionally formed tooth whitening trays, customized specifically to your teeth and gums. Lastly, unlike OTC preparations, those done by our cosmetic dentistry team will never put you at risk for harm or discomfort and the results will last for a much longer time.