Dentists are still the trusted source for patients who want whiter teeth, even though whitening toothpaste and rinses, and over-the-counter teeth bleaching kits are easily available to consumers.
Of course, some tooth stains don’t respond to these methods, and every case is different.
The Wealthy Dentist wanted to know what dentists tell their patients when asked about the best way to whiten their teeth.
Here’s what our survey asked:
What method of teeth whitening do you most recommend for your patients?
The results were overwhelmingly in favor of dentist-prescribed in-home tooth whitening.
Only 4% of dentists recommend over-the-counter whitening products; and only 9% recommend in-office tooth whitening from a dentist.
“We actually recommend all of the above. The best results are found in patients between 18 and 40 years of age and using a combination of in-office and tray whitening.” Nevada dentist
Here’s what dentists had to say about in-home, dentist-prescribed teeth whitening:
“This method has the quickest results, years of proven safety and a resource for any questions or problems.” Texas Dentist
“Severe cases, KöR Whitening,” recommends a general dentist.
“We have tried and done them all even on ourselves. I still like the trays and gel the best.” Wisconsin dentist
What method of teeth whitening do you recommend for your dental patients?