By Dr. Holly Scott-Hetchler
December 17, 2014
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Explore Your Teeth Whitening Options

One of the most common requests that Dr. Holly Scott-Hetchler gets at her Lansing MI dentist office is “can you make my teeth look whiter?” Patients want a whiter smile because it gives them more confidence with smiling and talking with others. It has significant social effects, as the vast majority of Americans believe that a better looking smile is a key element of your attractiveness. Explore the various teeth whitening options that you have at your disposal so that you can make a decision that’s just right for your needs.
Over the Counter (OTC) Solutions
Over the counter whitening solutions abound in retail stores and pharmacies across the country. They offer a way to slowly whiten the teeth using strips and bleaching gels. OTC teeth whitening solutions can be effective in some cases, but it’s important that you follow the directions closely to experience results. Some patients experience gum irritations when they don’t use the products properly. If you choose a good whitening product, noticeable whitening results can be achieved in a matter of weeks.
Professional Whitening Solutions
When you want a long-lasting solution that doesn’t require too much of your time, your best bet is to visit Lansing MI dentist Dr. Scott-Hetchler for a professional tooth whitening session. The dentist uses a high-grade whitening solution and dental tools to change the color of your teeth by up on 10 shades. Dr. Scott-Hetchler takes special care to ensure that your gums and teeth aren’t irritated by the whitening gel. 
Another option that dentists offer is a whitening kit that you can use at home. It’s not as fast and effective as in-office whitening, but some patients see significant results after using this at-home whitening treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Whichever solution you’re considering, it’s worthwhile to schedule a teeth whitening consultation with Lansing MI dentist Dr. Holly Scott-Hetchler to talk things over. You can ask for an appointment time with her online at or call the office directly at (517) 487-6333 to speak with one of her friendly receptionists.


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