Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA
woman smiling on beach l dentist los gatos ca

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

May 26, 2021
Posted By: Nicole E. Pagonis, DDS
woman picking out teeth whitening shade l los gatos dentist

In the dental office of Nicole E Pagonis, DDS, we know how important your smile is to you and everyone around you. As this article in Psychology Today points out, studies have shown that smiling is actually good for you and the people who see your beautiful smile! Your smile can cause the people around you to grin in response, which may increase happiness all-around. 

For that reason, we want everyone to share their smiles with the world. However, people who are embarrassed by their teeth often hide their smiles. That’s where professional teeth whitening comes in! With professional teeth whitening our Los Gatos dental office, our patients can enjoy a bright, shining smile.

What about Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Products?

While many teeth whitening solutions are available over the counter, we do not recommend them to patients. Professional teeth whitening services supervised by a dentist are always preferable. With a dentist’s supervision, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient teeth whitening experience. 

Many patients also experience fewer side effects, like sensitivity, when a dentist applies their teeth whitening solution. This is because the dentist takes care to use the teeth whitening gel only on the teeth, and they customize the treatment to your needs.

A dentist in Los Gatos, CA will also examine your teeth before applying teeth whitening gel to ensure that they’re strong and healthy enough for teeth whitening treatments.

Discover Teeth Whitening in Los Gatos

As a dentist in 95032, we provide outstanding dental care to patients, including professional teeth whitening services. Dr. Pagonis, our skilled cosmetic dentist, will supervise your teeth whitening treatments to ensure the best results. 

We are here to help you create a beautiful, bright smile that you’re happy to share. Who knows? Your glittering smile may even lift the moods of those around you, brightening the day of friends and strangers alike!

Teeth whitening is also perfect for those special events in your life, for example, a family reunion, a job interview, or a wedding. You’ll look back on your wedding day photos for the rest of your life, so it’s important to have a gorgeous smile on that day!

Call our friendly dental team today to schedule your consultation for teeth whitening treatments in Los Gatos. No matter what your teeth whitening needs may be, we are here to help.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (408) 399-3920
View the ADA Accessibility Statement


Please proceed to the office after you have parked. 
Please wear a mask and wait outside, we will promptly waive you in when ready.
If you are NOT greeted within five minutes: please enter, hand sanitize,r and be seated in the waiting room. 
Please inform our front desk you are here for your appointment. 

Please click HERE to refer to our Covid-19 page for details and UPDATES. As healthcare providers, we are committed to providing you dentistry in a clean and safe way.