Making Your Whiter Smile Last [BLOG]

Decisions, decisions…

It’s always great to have options, but sometimes, too many options can make it a lot tougher to come to final decision.

Nowhere is this more true than when you’re browsing the dental aisle at the store looking for the right teeth whitening product.

Toothpastes, strips, trays, and gels, all promising the same thing but at much different costs… how are you supposed to know which one works best?

Well, we can help you with that.

None of them do!

The only way to get noticeable results is by going to a professional to administer the treatment for you. Dr. Finley and our team at Bayou Dental Group offer Zoom teeth whitening that can be applied quickly right here in our Monroe, LA office, or a powerful treatment to take home that’s completely customized for you!

How To Brighten Your Smile & Make It Last!

Everyone can probably admit to wanting whiter teeth, but so many people have the wrong idea about how to achieve it.

Many are under the impression that you can just drive to the nearest drugstore and choose a DIY kit from the endless selection in the oral care aisle.

This is a mistake that will end up wasting your time and money, and maybe, even risking your dental health.

With a mass-produced store-bought kit, you’re getting lackluster results, at best, and sore, irritated teeth and gums at worst!

To truly brighten your smile, you need the experience, skills, and credentials of a professional. Only a dentist can provide teeth whitening treatment that actually works and can be safely administered.

Here are three specific reasons professional teeth whitening is the best way to get a brighter smile that lasts:


Our dentists rely on the Zoom whitening system for fast, effective results. Because of its strength, it’s not available in stores, which means anything you find at the drugstore just isn’t made to truly work the way you hope it will.

With a dentist, you’re getting dramatic results, more bang for your buck, and the assurance that your teeth and gums will be safe from harm or irritation.

Depending on what you’re looking for, you may want to come in for a quick in-office treatment for faster results. This is ideal if you have something special coming up where you’ll want to look and feel your best but don’t have a lot of time.

We’ll first make sure your teeth are clean and your mouth is healthy so you get the most out of your teeth whitening treatment.


Because it’s so easy to grab your own whitening kit off the store shelf and administer your treatment at home, people tend to start there simply out of convenience.

But if people knew you could also receive your own customized take-home kit from our Monroe, LA dentists, we’d probably see a significant drop in sales of those ineffective drugstore DIY treatments!

You can get your very own teeth whitening treatment that fits your mouth for consistent, even color, safe application, and yes, convenient use on your own time in your own home.

The only difference is that with our system, you actually get to enjoy the return on your investment you want and deserve!


Nothing lasts forever, and even though our whitening system renders real results, there are certain things you’ll need to do to maintain the bright color of your smile.

We may offer some recommendations about certain toothpastes that will help preserve the color of your teeth, as well as what foods, drinks, and habits to avoid so those pesky teeth stains don’t return.

Dr. Finley or Dr. Henderson may also offer suggestions about how often you should or shouldn’t repeat teeth whitening treatment, according to your specific dental health needs.

To make your bright smile last, only a trained professional should be trusted to guide you through the process for maximum, safe results.

Get A White Smile Now!

You’re probably not at all surprised that professional teeth whitening treatment is the only treatment that truly works.

What you may not have known, however, is that letting a dentist whiten your teeth also ensures your dental health and safety, color consistency, and more lasting results through routine maintenance and professional guidance moving forward.

You get what you pay for, and teeth whitening treatment is no exception to that rule!

Get a brighter, healthier-looking smile and make it last with help from Dr. Finley and our team in Monroe, LA!

Call Bayou Dental Group today at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.

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