Published: 07/10/2018

Most people enjoy having a whiter smile, but there are many foods and drinks that tend to discolor teeth over time. Regular visits to your dentist in Thousand Oaks, CA, can help to keep your teeth clean, but every once in a while, you might need a teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Jacqueline Subka offers in-office teeth whitening services as well as take-home teeth whitening treatment options. Which is right for your situation?

In-Office Treatment

The fastest teeth whitening option is definitely in-office treatment. It takes only one dental visit that lasts about an hour and leaves your teeth several shades whiter. If you are looking for a more dramatic improvement, multiple visits may be necessary. Dr. Subka may use a teeth whitening solution in conjunction with a special laser for nearly instant results.

Take-Home Treatment

If you would like to take things into your own hands, Dr. Subka can also supply you with a dental-grade teeth whitening kit. This method involves putting a bleaching agent into a tooth tray that you must wear for as little as 15 minutes or as long as overnight. Treatment can take anywhere from three days to two weeks. You do not need any additional appointments for this treatment to work.

The Best Teeth Whitening Option

Both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments are likely to be faster and more effective than what you can find over-the-counter. Personal preference should be a strong consideration. In-office treatment will certain give you faster results, but at-home treatment is often less expensive and gives you the added benefit of being in the comfort of your home and not requiring additional appointments. Ultimately, the choice is up to you. 

Schedule a Visit Today

Whichever teeth whitening method you end up choosing, remember to see Dr. Subka every six months to monitor the health of your teeth. To schedule your next visit, contact our office today.

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