With the plethora of teeth whitening options available today, how do you know which ones work best and are worth the money? Because of the expense associated with many options, you certainly don’t want to try them all. Luckily, the following options are tried and true. You’ll find that they can help you achieve best results when brightening your teeth. You can also consult with your dentist or “hygienist about options for enhancing your smile.” (1)
If you are looking for the fast track to whiter teeth, laser whitening is the best route to go. Of course, this option is also the most costly. “This technique uses highly concentrated formulas that combine with extra activity triggered by the heat and light of the laser” (2) to achieve the whitened results. In addition, some people who undergo this procedure dislike the discomfort associated with the laser. On the other hand, your dentist may employ techniques to reduce any pain you might feel. The upside of laser whitening treatments is that they are highly effective at whitening discolored teeth.
If you are considering using bleaching trays, you’ll find they vary widely in cost. The less expensive options are basically do-it-yourself kits. Even so, most people find various bleaching tray products very effective. People also find them to be convenient as they can apply the gel any time of day. In fact, some people even choose to sleep during the application process. Since there are so many bleaching tray products to consider, make sure you consult with your dentist to see if there is one that might suit you particularly.
Teeth whitening strips are an inexpensive option that can work well for achieving positive results. Widely available at pharmacies and even online, these whitening strips require more diligence than other methods since they are not designed to be a custom fit. By keeping them in place, however, users will find that they do, indeed, whiten the teeth.
Although you will see countless other teeth whitening methods advertised today, these options are best. Again, you dentist can help you determine which method is best for your teeth.
1. Bryan G. Foote, “Teeth Whitening Treatments,” http://www.drfootedental.com/procedures/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening-treatments
2. SmileSensation.com, “Teeth Whitening: Best Teeth Whitening Products, Options and Costs,” http://www.smilesensation.com/285/teeth-whitening-your-options-and-costs/