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How to Whiten Your Teeth – What’s the Best Teeth Whitening System For You?

You know that teeth whitening can give you that glow that lights up your entire image. But perhaps you’re wondering what’s the best teeth whitening system for you. It can be confusing with so many options but here’s a quick run-down of what’s available. Simply put, teeth whitening systems can be categorized into home systems and in-office systems.

Home systems are cheaper and more convenient but do they deliver the goods? These home systems range from special whitening toothpastes to gel and tray-based solutions.

While all toothpastes work to clean and brighten the teeth, special whitening toothpastes contain agents that work harder to remove stains. However they do not contain bleach so they can’t deal with stains deep in the tooth itself.

Another home option is using gels. These do contain a bleach, usually peroxide. You apply these twice a day for two weeks or so. The effect lasts for about four months.

Another home option is using whitening strips. These are super thin strips coated with a peroxide-based gel. Like the gels, you apply them twice daily for 30 minutes for two weeks. You’ll start to see results in a couple of days. As for gels, the effect lasts for about 4 months.

So much for what you do yourself at home. Now let’s look at in-office systems.

If you choose the in office teeth whitening option, you’ll get the fastest results. This is because the whitening agent is applied directly to your teeth and usually a heat, light or laser system is applied to accelerate the whitening process. Laser systems can offer spectacular results in just one session.

So what to make of all this? Well first you should really find out if teeth whitening is for you. If so, perhaps the best solution if you’re really serious about whitening your teeth is to first have it done at the dentist’s surgery and then carry out he maintenance at home as needed. This way you get the best of both worlds (and a glorious smile, too). However, if you need it done in a hurry for your prom or a big date, then in-office is the way to go.

Even if you plump for the at home teeth whitening system, it’s a good idea to consult with your dentist first. He can give you the lowdown on whether it’s a good idea for you.



Source by Harry Vandermeer

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