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Types of Teeth Whitening Products

A good set of teeth can add to one’s confidence. After all, a winning smile is, well, a winner. While there are many people who have dazzling white teeth, there are some who have stained or yellow teeth. The causes can be too much coffee or wine intake, or simply indifference to proper dental hygiene. Some people who want to make their teeth whiter go to the dentist’s office to get treatment. However, that can be very expensive. If you are on a budget, you might want to go for teeth whitening products instead. You can use them at home and they aren’t very hard to use.

One of the teeth whitening products that have recently invaded the market is the whitening strip. These strips are coated with a bleaching agent, the most common of which is hydrogen peroxide. It is easy to use and is less messy compared to liquid treatments. Gum sensitivity side effects are minimal. You need to put them on for 20 to 30 minutes, twice a day for one or two weeks. You can usually see the results in as early as 10 days. However, since they are flat, they cannot reach the between-teeth spots so the whitening might not be uniform. They can cost around $15 dollars for a 10-day package.

One of the most effective teeth whitening products is the whitening gel. While it is also used in in-chair treatments, you can also use it at home. Just apply them on your teeth and leave it on for 10 minutes or so before rinsing it off. Over the counter gels usually have lighter formulas, as a safety measure. After applying whitening gels, you mustn’t use mouthwash with alcohol because it reduces the whitening effect.

For the gel application process to be more effective, you can use a mouthguard that comes with whitening kits or trays. This way, the bleaching agent stays on your teeth, and away from your gums. Compared to dentist-supervised gel formulas which can cost around $200 per 30-day dose, over the counter gels are cheaper. The price can range from 5 dollars to a hundred dollars, depending on the brand and the package.

You can also use brush-on whitening formulas. These are the mildest and the cheapest teeth whitening products. You can buy toothpaste with a bleaching ingredient and brush your teeth regularly. You can also buy a whitening formula and apply it on your teeth after brushing. However, your teeth must be dry for 30 seconds for the latter to work. These brush-on teeth products are priced at 3 to 5 dollars.

The American Dental Association, as well as the International Association for Dental Research cannot always run tests for particular products and brands, but you can always check the BBB (Better Business Bureau) for customer complaints and similar info. You can avoid getting conned without having to totally turn away from teeth whitening products. After all, there are legitimate companies that can let you get your hands on effective whitening products to help you get whiter teeth.



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