A huge variety of over the counter teeth whitening products are available today and come in a number of forms. There products include whitening pens, whitening strips, whitening gels and trays, mouthwashes and toothpastes. There are several risk associated with a number of over the counter dental whitening products. Whitening toothpastes are usually very strong on the enamel of your teeth as they work by removing the stained surface of your enamel instead of just whitening from inside.
Whitening gels and trays that are used at home can be harmful to your gums because gel runs over. This can cause injuries like burns etc. to your sensitive mouth tissues. Whitening pens and strips can cause improper whitening effects as they don’t reach each and every tooth and can provide inconsistent results. In reality, over the counter whitening products may cost less however they often provide lackluster or temporary results and can even be harmful for your teeth.
Some of the most popularly used At-home products include:
Whitening rinses: Just swirl it around in your mouth for a minute or two. They are thus easy to use. The whitening agent of the rinses come in contact with your teeth, for just a short time, so you have to wait for longer time to get the desired whiter teeth. Rinses can assist keeping new stains away, after you whiten your teeth.
Whitening trays: The trays are filled with a gel that you fit over your teeth.
Gel strips: You generally place them on your teeth for up to 2 hours, one time in a day. Depending on the effectiveness of the product, you may have to wear these for 10-20 days.
Whitening toothpaste: It has components that removes surface stains with just brushing and may give results gradually. But, some people complain about sensitive teeth after using these products.
While professional teeth whitening treatments are more costly, they are safer alternative for your teeth. Professional teeth whitening is only done under the supervision of a dentist and special measures are taken to protect your mouth and gums. In addition, professional whitening gel is light-activated that provides whitening from within rather than through strong abrasives.
If you are considering whitening your smile, it may be time to discuss the same with your dentist. Professional whitening services may be costlier than whitening gels and strips, but the results will be significantly different, longer lasting and safer on your teeth.
Contact Smiles Whitening Express of Edmonton for more information about professional teeth whitening today.