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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Non-Professional (Over the Counter Kit)

Teeth whitening’s availability and popularity have been growing steadily, and teeth whitening in Florida has become one of the most common cosmetic treatments. But if you’ve been considering whitening your teeth, you’ve probably noticed that many pharmacies and grocery stores offer relatively inexpensive over-the-counter whitening kits. And it may seem that this is an easier way to whiten your teeth; without the hassle of visiting the dentist.

At iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares, however, we feel that the best, quickest, safest, and most efficient way to whiten your teeth is to use our professional whitening services in Florida. Let’s examine your dental options, and which seems to be best!

Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits

Over-the-counter whitening kits are widely available in most supermarkets and drugstores. As with all over-the-counter treatments, they have their pros and cons, which include the following:


1. Teeth Whitening Toothpastes/Washes


Mouth wash

2. Teeth Whitening Gels and Strips

3. OTC Teeth Bleaching

Potential problems with Over-the-Counter whitening (Cons)

1. Burning/damage

Unsupervised teeth whitening can lead to improper application, resulting in damaged gums and soft tissues over-the-counter bleaching gels can cause: 

2. Tooth damage

Active ingredients found in three over-the-counter products, could: in the presence of acid

3. Inefficient

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional whitening treatments are conducted in your dentist’s office. There are a variety of treatments available, and your dentist will suggest the right one for you. The quickest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening procedure is a professional tooth whitening from your Florida dentist, Dr. Sonia Olivares.

1. Professional treatments are highly effective.

2. Results are more consistent with professional treatments.

3. Professional treatments are faster and safer than over-the-counter treatments.

Teeth Whitening at iSmile Dental With Your Local Dentist – Dr. Sonia Olivares

With Dr. Sonia Olivares we provide each patient with the care that gives them healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life!

We offer an extensive range of dental services, including:

We pride ourselves on listening to the needs and concerns of all our patients and aim to provide you with the personalized attention you and your family deserve. For more information on our cosmetic dentistry Florida, please contact our dental spa.

To help get you informed about the teeth whitening process, as well as discuss your desired results, book for a consultation today in iSmile Coral Gables and iSmile Doral, FL to help you to better understand our process, and the realistic gains you can expect to achieve from the laser treatment.