Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Really Work?

Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Really Work?

Walking down the oral care aisle of your local pharmacy or drug store, and it’s obvious. We’re all obsessed with white teeth as we’re always taught that white teeth are what really resonates with most as a sign of health and beauty, but what if we’re not all given a set of pearly whites naturally? What are our options?

Drugstore Teeth Whitening – The Lineup

  • Teeth Whitening Toothpastes – While most whitening toothpastes do not contain bleach, the promise of a brighter smile in a few days is a bit of a reach. All toothpaste contains a mild abrasive agent to help remove most stains from the surface of your teeth while whitening toothpaste contains an additional polish agent.
  • Whitening Strips – All strips available on the market today are made with a flexible elastic material that makes it extremely hard to achieve results that are not patchy. Covering every inch of the surface of your teeth, especially if you have a few crooked teeth is nearly impossible.
  • Teeth Whitening Kits – A generic whitening tray used with whitening gel makes this kit a bit more efficient than whitening strips but definitely less user-friendly. This kit uses a “boil and bite” technique to for on your teeth, but ultimately you run the risk of the tray not fitting exactly to your teeth, which then causes the gel to seep out and irritate your gums.

Benefits of Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Professional take-home kits are unparalleled when comparing them to other, more conventional forms of whitening. This tray provided by McAllen Dental Care can dramatically transform the color and look of your teeth. Using a more concentrated whitening gel, you can achieve more controlled and efficient whitening results. This allows you to avoid sensitivity and optimize results for the smile you’ve always wanted.

Of course, always consult your doctor when thinking of a new dental endeavor. In this case, your doctor can provide with any more information necessary to get that smile you’ve always dreamed of. Give us a call to schedule a consultation!

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