The Take-Home Teeth Whitening Process: Common Questions

August 14, 2023

Thinking about getting your teeth professionally whitened in Fresno, CA, but don’t have time for multiple dental appointments?

No problem! Get an at-home whitening kit from Bauer Dental Company instead and be amazed at the results! Here are some common questions about the take-home whitening process to put your mind at ease:

1. Is It Safe?

Yes! Professional take-home teeth whitening is perfectly safe and effective. Though you will do the treatments in the comfort of your own home, the process is still supervised by a specialist.

Dr. Bauer will provide you with lots of instructions on how to use the kits, and for how long, and check in with you to make sure everything’s going according to plan.

2. How Does It Work?

First, you’ll need to come in for a consultation and a screening to make sure teeth whitening is safe for you. If it is, Dr. Bauer will take an impression of your teeth and make a set of custom trays.

Once they’re ready, you’ll get all the instructions you need to safely whiten your teeth at home.

3. What If I Mess Up?

If anything goes wrong or you have questions about your treatment you can always call Dr. Bauer or stop by for an appointment. Though the treatment is done at home, you won’t be completely on your own!

4. How Long Does Take-Home Whitening Take?

This depends on how stained and discolored your teeth are, as well as your smile expectations. Usually, patients will need around 2-3 weeks of teeth whitening to get the results they want.

Most plans include daily sessions of around one hour, but again, it can vary from patient to patient. You’ll know more about your timeline once you come in for a consultation.

5. Are Professional At-Home Whitening Kits the Same as Over-the-Counter Ones?

Not at all. Over-the-counter whitening solutions are much less potent and may only provide minor color changes. 

In fact, such kits can also be dangerous, since you use them without any supervision. Patients can therefore abuse these kits, use them for too long, and damage their tooth enamel.

The only similarity between OTC and professional take-home kits is that you whiten your teeth at home. But, professional kits are safer, can provide much better results, and still have the complete attention of a trained professional. 

Ready to Get Your Teeth Whitened? Schedule an Appointment! 

If you want convenient, safe, and effective teeth whitening, come see Dr. Christopher Bauer for a short consultation to get access to take-home teeth whitening treatments!

You can request a visit to Bauer Dental Company online, and stop by to learn if you’re a good candidate for these treatments.

Have more questions about our take-home kits or our other services? Then call us at (559) 435-4020 today and we’d be happy to answer all of them!

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