Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. At-Home

Who doesn’t want a bright beautiful smile? Not surprisingly, teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested dental services. Teeth become yellow and dull due to age, diet, tobacco use, trauma, medication, and more. Whitening services offer a simple and pain-free solution. 

There are a few options to consider when you are looking to have your teeth whitened. You can either schedule an appointment with a dentist or purchase an at-home whitening kit. What are the differences between professional teeth whitening and at-home?


To see the same results with an at-home kit versus at a dentist’s office can take a very different amount of time and sessions. Time is an important factor in teeth whitening if you’re looking to have significant results quickly. While you might spend an hour or so at a dentist’s office, you’ll see up to an 8-shade difference in your teeth. Using an at-home kit, you’ll have to commit to 1-2 hour sessions over the course of days or weeks to see the same results. 


It’s no surprise that a professional dental service costs more upfront than store-bought teeth whitening strips. Professional teeth whitening usually costs $200 or more while at-home kits average $50. The price difference becomes less drastic when you consider how many at-home kits it takes to achieve professional-level results. 

One session at Red Bank Smiles can get your teeth significantly whiter than multiple rounds of at-home whitening strips. Our process is simple and we take extra care to ensure the comfort of our patients!


As professionals, we ensure a higher level of quality than over-the-counter brightening kits. Additionally, Dr. Klayman is careful to ensure the health of your teeth and gums while giving you a beautifully white smile! Some at-home kits can leave your mouth irritated. 

At Red Bank, we also offer fun services such as whitening parties for groups and/or bridal parties.

Call Red Bank Smiles at 732-741-1052 to learn more about tooth whitening and schedule an appointment!