If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store, you may have noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. Some of these products can whiten your teeth, but none can match professional teeth whitening, like what you’ll get at Future of Dentistry.
Here are a few of the commonly available, over-the-counter whitening products.
Whitening strips have a couple of drawbacks. They contain a bleaching agent, but it is much less potent than professional strength. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening.
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. They also contain whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful and swishing it around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is manageable, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth.
Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.
Please ask our Future of Dentistry team about your cosmetic dentistry options for a whiter, brighter smile. We also have a full range of general and family dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!