Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits

Are You Ready to Brighten Your Smile?

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your dull or discolored teeth? Look no further than Bozeman Gentle Dentistry, where Bozeman, MT, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cassandra Murphy offers professional take-home whitening kits that can transform your smile. With the skill and personalized approach of Dr. Murphy and our team, you’ll be on your way to a brighter, more confident you in no time. Contact our Southwest Montana dental practice to learn more. 

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What Are Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits?

Professional take-home whitening kits are a convenient and effective way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Unlike over-the-counter whitening products, these professional teeth whitening kits are designed and supervised by your dentist, Dr. Murphy, to ensure safe and optimal results. The kits include custom-fitted trays and a professional-strength whitening gel that you can use in the comfort of your own home.

Benefits of Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits

Faster and More Dramatic Whitening

Professional kits use higher concentrations of bleaching agents (usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) than drugstore options. This translates to quicker results, often noticeable within days or a couple of weeks. The higher concentration also leads to more dramatic whitening, achieving several shades lighter in a shorter time frame.

Custom-Fitted Trays for Comfort and Even Results

Unlike one-size-fits-all strips, professional kits involve creating customized whitening trays. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to design trays that perfectly mold your unique smile. 

This ensures an even application of the whitening gel and maximizes contact with the tooth surface for consistent whitening across all teeth. Additionally, custom trays are much more comfortable to wear for extended periods than generic strips that can irritate.

Safer Whitening Under Dental Supervision

By opting for professional take-home kits, you benefit from your dentist’s expertise. They can assess your suitability for whitening, considering factors like pre-existing dental work or gum sensitivity. 

They can also guide proper application and address any concerns you may have throughout the process. This professional oversight minimizes the risk of misuse or complications associated with whitening.

Long-lasting Results with Proper Care

*Professional teeth whitening treatments, when accompanied by good oral hygiene habits, can deliver long-lasting results that can endure for up to several years. Your dentist can provide personalized advice on maintaining your whiter smile, including proper brushing, flossing, and dietary recommendations to minimize future staining.

Confidence Boost from a Brighter Smile

A brighter, whiter smile can significantly enhance your confidence and self-esteem.  Professional take-home whitening kits offer a reliable and effective way to achieve this aesthetic improvement. The noticeable results can positively impact your overall well-being and social interactions.

Convenience and Flexibility

Take-home kits offer more flexibility than in-office whitening treatments. You can whiten your teeth at your own pace and convenience within the timeframe prescribed by your dentist. This can be particularly advantageous for busy schedules.

Potential Cost-Effectiveness

While the upfront cost of professional take-home kits might seem higher than drugstore options, it can be more cost-effective in the long run.  Drugstore products may require frequent repurchases to maintain results, whereas professional treatments can last several years with proper care. Additionally, dentist supervision can help prevent misuse that could necessitate future dental procedures.

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Who Qualifies for Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits?

At Bozeman Gentle Dentistry, we believe everyone deserves a smile they’re proud of. That’s why our professional take-home whitening kits are suitable for a wide range of patients, including:

  • Patients with good oral health and minimal dental work
  • Patients seeking to address staining or discoloration caused by factors like aging, coffee, tea, or smoking
  • Patients with healthy, natural teeth (no crowns, veneers, or other restorations)
  • Patients who want to enhance the appearance of their smile for a special event or occasion
  • Patients who have completed any necessary dental work, such as fillings or tooth restorations

The Take-Home Whitening Kit Process


Before being approved for your custom take-home teeth whitening kit, you’ll have an initial consultation with your Bozeman cosmetic dentist, Dr. Murphy. During your initial consultation, Dr. Murphy will assess the condition of your teeth and discuss your whitening goals. She’ll provide you with a personalized recommendation for the best whitening solution, taking into account your needs and preferences.

Custom Tray Design

Once you’ve decided to proceed with the professional take-home teeth whitening supplies kit, Dr. Murphy will take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays. These trays ensure the whitening gel is evenly distributed across your teeth for maximum effectiveness.

Instructions and At-Home Whitening

Dr. Murphy will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use the whitening kit. For the most effective results, we generally recommend using your whitening kit at least daily for about two weeks. However, depending on how stained your teeth are and the results you wish to achieve, Dr. Murphy may recommend a different frequency or treatment time. 

Do not eat or drink for about 30 minutes after you apply the emulsion to your teeth. Once your teeth are the shade that you want them to be, you can continue to use your whitening kit for maintenance and touch-ups.

Whitening Tray Storage

Maintaining the lifespan and effectiveness of your whitening trays is crucial for achieving and maintaining a bright smile. After each use, gently rinse them with cool water and mild soap, avoiding harsh chemicals or toothpaste that can damage the material. 

Let them air dry completely in a clean, well-ventilated area outside the bathroom to prevent moisture buildup and potential bacterial growth. Once dry, store them securely in the sturdy case provided by your dentist.

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Take-Home Whitening Aftercare

Once you’ve achieved your desired level of whiteness, it’s essential to maintain your results. Here are some tips from the team at Bozeman Gentle Dentistry

  • Follow The Recommended Maintenance Schedule: Your dentist will guide how often to use the take-home whitening kit to maintain your results.
  • Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep your smile looking its best.
  • Avoid Staining Foods and Beverages: Limit your consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, and other substances that can discolor your teeth.
  • Schedule Regular Dental Cleanings: Professional cleanings at Bozeman Gentle Dentistry can help remove any built-up stains or discoloration.
  • Touchup As Needed: If your teeth begin to darken over time, you can use the take-home whitening kit for a quick refresher.

Protect Your Investment: Wear a custom night guard or sports guard if you grind your teeth or participate in contact sports to prevent damage to your newly whitened smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the results from professional take-home whitening kits last?

The longevity of your whitening results can vary, but with proper maintenance, you can typically expect to enjoy a whiter smile for several months to a year or more.

Can professional take-home whitening kits be used with dental restorations?

Professional take-home whitening kits are generally not recommended for teeth with crowns, veneers, or other dental restorations. These materials may not respond to the whitening treatment in the same way as natural teeth.

Is there any discomfort or sensitivity associated with professional take-home whitening kits?

Some patients may experience mild tooth sensitivity during the whitening process, but this is usually temporary and can be managed with the guidance of your dentist. They can provide recommendations to help minimize any discomfort.

Is the cost of professional take-home whitening kits covered by insurance?

Dental insurance typically doesn’t cover teeth whitening because it’s considered cosmetic. However, check your plan details as rare exceptions may exist. It’s always best to confirm with your insurance provider directly.

Embrace a More Confident You With a Whiter Smile!

If you’re ready to unlock the secrets to a brighter, more confident smile, the team at Bozeman Gentle Dentistry is here to help. Dr. Murphy is dedicated to providing personalized, patient-centered care to residents of Bozeman, MT, and the surrounding areas of Three Forks, Amsterdam, and Four Corners. Schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a whiter, more radiant smile.

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