Teeth Whitening Products
Your smile is the first thing others notice when looking at you, so it no wonder most of us dream of a dazzling white smile. While the fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is professionally, we know patients want to maintain their smiles between treatments.
1. Whitening Toothpaste
Most toothpaste nowadays have whitening feature, and it is quite easy to buy a whitening toothpaste from any store. Whitening toothpaste gently removes the stains from the teeth and gradually brighten the teeth’s surface. Most whitening toothpastes have either one of the following whitening active ingredients—mild abrasive, hydrogen peroxide, or carbamide peroxide.
2. Whitening Strips and Gels
You can also make use of whitening gels to improve the color of your teeth. The strips are a very thin material; it is usually coated with the peroxide-based whitening agent. The strips have to be applied twice a day for better result.
The whitening gel, on the other hand, should only be applied in a small amount. Just use a small brush, apply the whitening gel, and brush directly to your teeth.
** Please speak with our office before using strips or gels, as not all patients are candidates! Additionally, if you have whitened your teeth in our office strips may be too harsh!
3. Tray Teeth Whiteners
Aside from the usual over-the-counter whitening products like toothpaste, tray-base whitener is one of the safest methods to whiten your teeth. Using custom-made tray whiteners is, in fact, recommended by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Using trays that are specifically tailored fit to your mouth, you can guarantee better result as compared to using whitening toothpaste and whitening gel.
The dentist will give you a bleaching solution which you will place a small amount on the custom-made tray. You will then wear the tray for exactly 4 hours a day in two weeks or as prescribed by your dentist.
4. Teeth Whitening Pen
Teeth whitening pen is perhaps one of the most convenient over-the-counter whitening product. What makes this item a great buy is that it is portable and can be used for any quick touch-ups right after eating or drinking.
While there are a lot of teeth whitening procedure that you can take to permanently whiten your teeth, these over-the-counter products, especially the whitening strips and whitening pen are recommended for people who are always on the go.