The biggest difference between dentist teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening is that dentist’s use stronger bleaching agents than home teeth whitening products.

Dental teeth whitening also uses light or heat to speed up the bleaching process. Home teeth whitening usually only uses a peroxide-based bleach. Dental or professional teeth whitening is done in a clinic setting with a professional who has been trained to administer the bleaching solution correctly. This ensures that the whitening treatment is both safe and effective.

Dental teeth whitening usually takes one to two hours. Home teeth whitening is done with a bleaching kit that you can purchase at the store and can take days or sometimes weeks to notice results.

It is important to note that dental teeth whitening should only be performed by a dentist or trained teeth whitening professional if you have healthy gums and enamel. If you have any gum disease or cavities, then you should not undergo dental teeth whitening.

At-home teeth whitening kits can be purchased over the counter and used without supervision. While these kits can be effective, they may also cause damage to the teeth if not used correctly.

Additionally, at-home treatments often do not achieve the same level of results as professional treatments. Dentists or trained teeth whitening professionals have extensive training in oral health, oral hygeine and they know how to safely bleach your teeth.

For this reason, it is generally recommended that people undergo professional teeth whitening for the best possible results.