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Ask a Dentist: Is It Safe to Whiten Teeth at Home? April 27, 2017

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Ask a Dentist: Is It Safe to Whiten Teeth at Home?, Richmond, Kentucky

Ready to turn heads with a dazzling smile? There’s nothing like a bright, white grin to boost your confidence. But which method achieves the best results and keeps oral health as a top priority? With so many products cluttering the shelves of the drug store, choosing the best route to a whiter smile can be tricky. It’s best to take a tip from the experts; professional whitening is much safer than at-home whitening kits. Mark Stephens DMD, an experienced dentist serving the Richmond, KY, area, offers professional teeth whitening that won’t break the bank. 

dentistDr. Stephens uses a state-of-the-art Opalescence® whitening system to brighten your smile while keeping your teeth healthy and strong. To protect the sensitive tissue, this whitening system utilizes a sticky gel substance that won’t drip onto gums. The formula includes potassium nitrate and fluoride that will cut down on sensitivity and strengthen enamel.

At-home whitening kits often contain ingredients that can irritate gums or cause painful sensitivity, especially in users with a filling or dental crown. The American Dental Association does not endorse any over-the-counter bleaching productions and instead recommends that those seeking whiter teeth consult a dentist.

While at-home whitening kits take a one-size-fits-all approach, Mark Stephens DMD provides a specialized treatment plan for each patient. In addition to teeth whitening, Mark Stephens DMD offers other cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, to ensure your smile looks better than ever. You not only receive fantastic results but personal care from a dentist you know and trust as well.

If you’re not insured, don’t worry! Mark Stephens DMD offers a variety of financing options to put a sparkling smile within reach for every patient. Learn more online about the services offered at Mark Stephens DMD, including professional teeth whitening. Or give the office a call at (859) 626-0069.

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