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If you’re interested in whitening your smile, you’re probably considering all of your many options. There are many whitening treatments available in the world today, whether they are professional or over-the-counter treatments, and they can all affect your smile differently. So, it’s important to know which treatment is right for you. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Kurt Seidler, is happy to tell you the differences between professional whitening kits and over-the-counter treatments.

Professional whitening kits are very successful at removing stubborn, severe tooth discoloration. This is because they typically have a high level of hydrogen peroxide, which is the whitening agent that eliminates the stains. In fact, some treatments have a peroxide level of 14 percent while most over-the-counter treatments have a 5 to 10 percent peroxide level. The professional treatments are a great option who need to remove more severe stains and for those who can handle a more intense whitening treatment.

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 mild tooth stains! Also, these treatments are great for those who have tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is the only one who can tell you which treatment is right for you and your smile.

To learn more about whitening treatments in Carrollton, Texas, please contact Kurt A. Seidler DDS at 972-492-0411 today. Our dental team is happy to give you the information you need. We want you to reach your smile goals! So, please don’t be afraid to contact us.