Looking to whiten your teeth? There’s no doubt about it; a set of pearly whites can boost your

confidence and have you showing off your smile.

That being said, how do you know what teeth whitening products will give you the results you’re

wanting without causing any damage to your teeth? There are tons of whitening products and

treatments out there, so keep reading to learn how you can get a beautiful smile the safe way!

Are DIY Whitening Treatments Safe?

Have you ever been casually browsing social media and came across a post with a DIY recipe

for teeth whitening? DIY crafts are fun, but when it comes to teeth that can be permanently damaged it is best to stay away from it. Many formulations that can whiten teeth can cause permanent damage to the enamel, which cannot be regrown. Damage to your enamel can cause pain, sensitivity, and decay problems in the future. Dr. Malstrom from The University of Rochester Medical center advises anyone interested in whitening their teeth to stay away from these at home remedies and talk to their dentist instead.

What About Store-Bought Products?

Store-bought products are not necessarily a bad thing. However, they can cause sensitivity and

must be appropriately used to ensure the health of your teeth. We personally suggest using only

the products that you would typically use already that have whitening ingredients – like

toothpaste and mouthwash. Since both of these products are meant to be used every day, they

will have a lower concentration of whitening ingredients safe for every day, even twice a day

use. Crest Whitening strips and other store-bought whitening treatments can be effective. The only downside is their effects are gradual and limited. We suggest consulting your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth to learn about which in store products are best for you. 

Whiten Your Teeth with Your Dentist

Visiting your dentist is the best way to get the best results you want in a safe way. This will keep your teeth, gums, and jaw bone healthy. 

According to Verywell Health, professional at-home teeth whitening kits and in-office treatments

often provide much better results than the store-bought brands that you will find in the dental aisle at a store. So next time you visit your dentist, be sure to ask about the whitening treatments they offer!

Teeth Whitening Treatments at Oak Hills Dentistry

At Oak Hills Dentistry, we are proud to provide two options that will whiten your teeth with the

best results. We offer KöR MAX, a versatile and super-effective whitening system that combines

at-home whitening with a single in-office whitening visit. Treatment includes two weeks of at-

home nighttime whitening with trays that have been customized to your teeth. KöR MAX is one

of the most effective treatments offered, and our dental patients love it! We also offer Opalescence Whitening, which is a professional at-home kit for teeth whitening. We create custom trays for your mouth and use a trusted formula that will help you achieve the level of whiteness you desire.

If you want a beautiful and bright smile, look no further than Oak Hills Dentistry. We are

dedicated to helping achieve a smile that will give you confidence! Located in Layton, Utah, and

serving all the surrounding areas, we love our Oak Hills Dentistry patients! Please contact us

today to learn more and to make an appointment with us!