Helma Philips, DDS
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Why Professional Whitening Is Better than Whitening Strips

September 19, 2022
Posted By: Helma Philips, DDS

White, bright teeth are a must in today’s world, especially if you want to make a lasting impression. Many people often turn to over-the-counter whiteners, like whitening strips, to remove stains. However, whitening strips and store-bought bleaching systems aren’t nearly as effective as professional teeth whitening.

The dental office of Helma Philips, DDS, offers professional teeth whitening of the highest quality, guaranteed to give you the stunning pearly whites you’ve always wanted. Our laser teeth whitening system is personalized to your oral health needs, whitening goals, and sensitivity so you can enjoy a smile that’s several shades brighter. 

Here are three reasons why professional whitening is better than whitening strips.

#1 Fast, Easy and Effective 

Professional teeth whitening is the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to whiten teeth and eliminate stains. Our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist, Dr. Philips, uses Philips Zoom! laser teeth whitening to remove unwanted stains and brighten teeth that are yellow, dark, or lackluster. You can achieve youthful brilliance in a single dental appointment and restore your smile’s natural beauty. Zoom! whitening uses a dental laser to activate specially formulated bleaching gel. Dr. Philips uses a liquid barrier to protect your gums and ensures the gel only touches the tooth surfaces. She then reapplies the gel two to three times every 15 minutes to deliver clinically proven, professional results. 

#2 Enhanced Longevity and Reliability

Professional teeth whitening penetrates the teeth on a deeper level due to the concentration of the bleaching gel. Not only do whitening strips contain weaker bleaching agents, but they also can slip and slide around in the mouth, resulting in a splotchy smile. You can expect a perfectly whitened smile every time with professional teeth whitening. Results from professional teeth whitening are immediate and longer-lasting than whitening strips. 

#3 Cost-Effective 

Whitening strips may seem more budget-friendly than professional whitening, but that’s not always the case. Professional whitening is instant, while whitening strips take several sessions to remove stains––and even then, whitening strips cannot thoroughly and evenly remove stains like professional whitening can. 
Whitening strips reap inconsistent results and can cost you more in the long run. 

Professional Teeth Whitening Creates Stunning Smiles 

Do you have yellow, dark, or dull teeth? Would you like to remove stains from coffee, wine, or nicotine? Cosmetic dentist Dr. Philips offers various aesthetic dental services, including professional teeth whitening. Please get in touch with our Midtown Manhattan dental office today to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Philips. 

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