Teeth Whitening Huntsville, TX

If you want a brighter smile, you can achieve that with tooth whitening. This cosmetic dentistry treatment has become more popular over the years increasing the demand for easy and affordable options. There are many whitening products in a store that claim to whiten teeth. However, whitening treatments from a dentist office offer superior results. Dr. Keyshla Escobar offers professional teeth whitening in Huntsville, TX, that is more effective, safer, and last longer than store-bought whitening products.

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Professional Teeth Whitening vs Store-Bought Whitening Products

Professional teeth whitening and store-bought whitening products aim to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. However, they are vastly different in many ways. Store-bought whitening may seem cheap and easy to get, but it will probably let you down in the end. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, your best option is to invest in a professional whitening treatment. Here are the key differences between the two:

Effectiveness and Strength

  • Professional teeth whitening treatments use higher concentrations of bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This ensures a more profound and faster whitening effect, often noticeable after just one session.
  • Store-bought whitening products, including whitening strips and toothpaste, have lower concentrations of bleaching agents. They are less potent, requiring more time and consistent use to achieve noticeable results.

Safety and Supervision

  • With professional whitening, you will always have the support of your dentist to ensure your safety. Your dentist can immediately address any sensitivity or adverse reactions, providing a safer overall experience.
  • You use store-bought products at home without professional guidance, increasing the risk of misuse or overuse. This can lead to tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or enamel damage.


  • Professional teeth whitening will generally cost more due to the use of stronger agents and the supervision of a dental professional. The cost reflects the immediate and noticeable results, along with the professional nature of the treatment.
  • Whitening products from a store are affordable, accessible, and cheap. This makes them attractive for many patients on a budget. However, the lower cost comes with reduced effectiveness and a higher risk of improper use.

Duration of Results

  • You can expect tooth whitening to last longer due to the higher concentration of bleaching agents and the more precise application. Dentists can also provide advice on maintaining the results for as long as possible.
  • Results from other products may not last as long, and the products often need to be used repeatedly over time to maintain the whitening effect. This will increase your risk of tooth sensitivity and enamel damage.

Teeth Whitening in Huntsville, TX

Huntsville Family Dental offers take-home whitening kits that allow you to treat your teeth at home. You can purchase them at our office during regular business hours. Each kit comes with pre-filled trays for the top and bottom teeth. The professional whitening treatment kit we offer is a user-friendly and convenient way to achieve a brighter smile at home.

To begin treatment, brush your teeth because this will help the whitening gel make direct contact with your teeth. Open one kit and remove the upper and lower trays. They are designed to be used right out of the box. Start with one tray and then apply the other. Gently create suction in your mouth or lightly press the trays down to secure them against your teeth. The goal is to make sure they are fully seated and in contact with all areas of your teeth.

Dr. Escobar will advise you on how long you should wear each tray. Typically the trays should be worn for 15-60 minutes per day. Repeat this process daily for 5-10 days or as directed by your dentist. Be sure to gently brush your teeth after each use to ensure all gel is removed.

How Long Will My Whitening Results Last?

The longevity of your results will depend on your habits. The results from teeth whitening can last anywhere from six months to a few years. However, if you properly take care of your teeth and avoid foods and drinks that cause staining, your results can last longer. Additionally, do not smoke as this habit leads to yellow teeth.

If you are interested in permanent options to whiten your teeth, Dr. Escobar offers other cosmetic dentistry treatments. We cannot remove some stains on teeth. In these cases, we can provide you with a more long-lasting solution:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Tooth Bonding

Call Today to learn more about Professional Teeth Whitening in Huntsville, TX

Call Huntsville Family Dental today at (936) 220-3158 to learn more about professional teeth whitening in Huntsville, TX.