Can I Whiten my Teeth at Home?


At-home tooth whitening can be very convenient. Unfortunately, if you rely on store-bought products to brighten your smile, it can also be uncomfortable and unsatisfactory. Tooth whitening kits available over the counter do not come with personalized application trays. This can allow the bleaching solution to leak onto gums and other sensitive oral tissue, resulting in irritation and, in some cases, open sores. Leaking tooth whitening solution can also increase risks for tooth sensitivity, which may cause discomfort for several days after whitening has been completed.

If you are considering teeth whitening, the safest and most effective options are available from Indianapolis cosmetic dentist Dr. John R. Phelps. Utilizing the most advanced professional tooth whitening techniques, Dr. Phelps can lighten your teeth several shades during a short office visit. In-office teeth whitening is the fastest way to achieve stunning results while minimizing risks for discomfort. This method of tooth whitening may also prove more effective at removing deeper stains to produce a truly radiant smile. During your initial consultation, Dr. Phelps will carefully examine the degree of your staining to help you determine if this service is ideal for your needs.

If at-home tooth whitening is more appealing to you, take-home kits are available through our office. Our teeth whitening kits come with personalized application trays and professional-strength bleaching solution. These work together to minimize risks of solution seepage, helping protect oral tissue and reduce post-whitening tooth sensitivity. Take-home kits may be used alone or as a maintenance option following in-office treatment. Dr. Phelps will discuss this with you in greater detail during your teeth whitening consultation.

If you are interested in learning more about tooth whitening in Indianapolis, please contact John R. Phelps, DDS, MSD online or by calling 317-793-6133. Dr. Phelps offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services to men and women living in Indianapolis and all surrounding areas of Indiana.

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