At-Home vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

A woman smiles with professionally whitened teeth against a red brick wall with her dark hair in a bun atop her head

If you’ve strolled down the grocery store aisle with the toothbrushes and toothpaste, you’ve probably noticed the wide range of whitening products. While store-bought whitening treatments may be enticing because you can easily pick them up, professional teeth whitening is safer and offers longer-lasting results. In this post, we’ll weigh both options!

About Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

One of the main reasons people grab the whitening mouthwash, toothpaste, or strips is because of the convenience and cost. But do these products really work?

Potentially Harmful with Underwhelming Results

Most store-bought whitening treatments don’t give people the dramatic results they were hoping for and typically only last for a short while. These products can also potentially harm your teeth. Without proper guidance and instruction from a dentist, it’s common for people to misuse their whitening products by either using them too frequently or leaving the product on their teeth for too long. The bleach in whitening products can harm and weaken your enamel if not used properly. It’s always better to use caution and get a second opinion when it comes to whitening your teeth yourself.

About Professional Teeth Whitening at Our Office

With professional teeth whitening at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care, Dr. Nguyen will consider factors such as your current oral health, level of tooth discoloration, and lifestyle before recommending a whitening treatment. He’ll be able to tailor your treatment to accommodate your unique dental needs, which is something you won’t get with an over-the-counter treatment! Professional treatments also use an extra-strength bleaching gel that will give you bright, pearlescent results.

Teeth Whitening That You Can Afford

If your budget plays a role in your choice of store-bought whitening over professional whitening, you may be surprised to know that you can professionally whiten your teeth without breaking the bank. We offer a wide range of financial options to help you fit a whiter smile into your budget.

Don’t Delay Your Brighter, Whiter Smile!

You deserve to have a beautiful smile. We offer 2 exceptional whitening options: a quick and effective one hour whitening session in our Long Island City office or custom take-home whitening trays so you can whiten your smile in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Contact our office to schedule a whiteningconsultation today.

Yes, I Want a Whiter Smile!

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
shawaf alishawaf ali
22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Queensboro Plaza Dental Care