Tooth whitening is the fastest growing procedure in electrical dentistry, and it is no surprise that many companies are jumping on this lucrative bandwagon attempting to cash in. With this gold rush has come a bevy of home teeth whitening technologies as companies try to carve a slice out of the pie the cosmetic dental clinics have been gorging themselves on for the past several years.
However, not all tooth whitening products are created equal, and in this article I will break down exactly what you need to look for to help you choose a teeth whitening system to meet your needs.
The first thing you need to decide is how much you want to spend. Prices of these products start at as little as three dollars and go up to well over a hundred dollars. Just be advised, as with most things in life you get what you pay for. The more you are willing to spend the better the results are likely to be.
Here are some of the most common teeth whitening products available on the market today:
Teeth Whitening Toothpaste – One of the cheapest options, toothpaste is also the least effective. The product acts more to prevent your teeth from yellowing rather than whitening your already yellow teeth. If you already have a nice white smile and do not want to lose it this may be the answer.
Whitening Strips – Still relatively inexpensive and easy to use, tooth whitening strips are the most popular whitening agent. They are simple to apply and take little time. One problem with the strips is their uniform size. They may not fit evenly over your teeth resulting in inconsistent whitening.
Teeth Trays – The most expensive option is also the most effective. You fill the teeth trays with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide-based gel and then fit them over your teeth. The teeth bleaching gel will noticeably whiten your smile within days.
Source by Laura Hopckins