Professional Teeth Whitening in Yuma: Is It Worth It?

Written By Picacho Family Dental on June 24, 2020

Teeth Whitening in YumaIt used to be that only the very rich or famous could attain the “Hollywood smile.” 

These days, though, cosmetic dental procedures – like teeth whitening in Yuma – are more affordable than ever. 

Do you really need to invest in professional whitening, though?

3 Benefits of Investing in Professional Teeth Whitening 

Wouldn’t it just be easier to go to your local grocery store and buy some over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products? Perhaps but a good rule of thumb is: You get what you pay for. Here are just three reasons why it’s better to invest in professional teeth whitening in Yuma. 

1. It’s Safer than OTC Products

OTC products can be harsh. Whitening toothpastes can be abrasive and cause tooth sensitivity. Whitening gels don’t have the desensitizing ingredients that professional products have either, which can also lead to sensitivity. Additionally, the harsh chemicals can burn the soft tissues of your mouth or cause tissue sloughing. 

In-office teeth whitening in Yuma is safer because: 

  • The products are more advanced 
  • Your dentist can prevent sensitivity caused by gum recession
  • Your dentist will treat decay and other dental issues first

2. It’s More Effective than Grocery Store Options

Dr. Lemmon uses Philips Zoom Whitening. This product can whiten your teeth faster than OTC options (up to eight shades in 45 minutes) and the results typically last longer. If you need touch-ups down the road (due to eating foods that cause staining), they’re quick, easy, and painless. 

3. It’s More Affordable than Ever

OTC products might be cheaper but less effective, so you’ll end up using them more often. In the long run, you could end up spending more money on the cheaper products. Plus, since professional whitening is more affordable than ever before, you could potentially save money by investing in your dentist’s products. 

Keep Your Bright, Beautiful Smile for Years to Come

A great way to keep your smile looking beautiful is to take care of your teeth. This includes good homecare practices, like brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. 

It also includes seeing your Yuma dentist for regular dental cleanings and check-ups. Dr. Lemmon and his team want to help you keep your teeth forever. Seeing them twice a year allows them to catch problems early.   

Are you ready to enhance your lovely smile? Contact us at 928-318-6359 to learn more about Philips Zoom Whitening or to schedule an appointment.


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