Top 5 Reasons to Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

A patient receives professional teeth whitening at Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

We might be biased, but we love all our patients’ smiles. You, on the other hand, might see room for a little improvement. Perhaps, you want a teeth whitening treatment to get those pearly whites a few shades whiter in time for a big event or maybe just to treat yourself. (Both are great reasons.)

Here at Summit Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we highly recommend professional teeth whitening over at-home kits and other alternatives. Let’s go over a few perks of the service to help you decide if it’s for you.

Why You Should Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

If a whiter smile is the goal, professional teeth whitening is a fantastic option. Here’s why our clients prefer it over alternatives:

#1: You can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile that lasts.

Many teeth whitening options are temporary, letting you enjoy beautiful, white teeth for only a short bit before they return to their previous state or close to it. Your teeth are more likely to lose the results if you enjoy foods and drinks with a high probability of staining, such as coffee.

Professional teeth whitening means safely bleaching your teeth to get them the shade you want for the long term. We’re talking years—as long as you eat right and keep your teeth clean.

#2: It’s safer than many alternatives.

Many teeth whitening strips and molds can be uncomfortable if used in excess or incorrectly. You may experience a minor burning sensation in your gums, tooth sensitivity, and even damage to your enamel.

When you get a whitening service prescribed or done by a dentist, you can trust that the dental team has your best interests in mind. Our staff will go over all of your questions, including application and after-care tips, to ensure you have the lowest risk for discomfort and side effects.

#3: It doesn’t take as long as you might think.

If you’d like to whiten your teeth, you probably want results sooner rather than later. That is perfectly okay (and what most people want).

A professional teeth whitening treatment often takes no more than an hour or two. Then, you can go home with the gleaming, white teeth you’ve been waiting for. This is much faster than having multiple at-home treatments.

#4: Professional teeth whitening is personalized.

If there’s one thing that really sets professional teeth whitening apart from over-the-counter options, it’s that we can give recommendations based on your individual teeth. Other services are generalized, meaning they may not be compatible with your specific teeth, gums, or enamel.

Our dentists will recommend the best service based on your teeth. That means you can expect to be happier with the results in the long term because you’ll know they will actually work.

#5: It covers all parts of the teeth—not just the areas you see.

Most teeth whiteners only go over the front of your teeth (i.e., the part that shows up in pictures). However, they don’t always cover the back or sides. That can leave parts of your teeth white while the rest remain the same shade as before.

Our bleaching service takes care of all of it. Therefore, you won’t have uneven color, and you can feel the most confident in your new smile.


There’s little that builds your confidence more than a whiter, brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening is the way to achieve this goal. Not only is it safer and more effective than other options, but it’s also designed for your teeth. That means all your teeth will become whiter and brighter–not just the areas you see in selfies.

If you’re considering an appointment with a teeth whitening dentist, Summit Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has you covered. Call today for more information on our professional teeth whitening service.