Teeth Whitening: How
Should I Choose a Whitening Product?
If you are like many
people who enjoy coffee regularly (and most people do),
you may have found yourself struggling with what you
perceive as being unsightly stains and discoloration
on your teeth. In this regard, you may be wondering
what type of whitening product you should use.
Of course, if you
are a smoker, you may have even more serious discoloration
problems that you would like to deal with. Through this
article, you are provided some basic and useful information
about how to go about choosing and selecting a teeth
whitening product that will best meet your needs.
Because cosmetic dentistry
has become such a widespread practice in the 21st century,
there are many different options available to you when
it comes to teeth whitening products and procedures.
The Wide Range of Products and Procedures
With all of the teeth
whitening products on the market it is difficult to
choose which is right for you. There are in-office procedures
and at home procedures. There are kits that you can
purchase with custom-made mouthpieces and there are
plastic strips that you can buy at the drugstore and
stick on your teeth immediately. The importance of the
whitening products is not the active ingredient, which
is usually peroxide or a similar bleaching agent, it
is the method used to apply and hold the agent onto
the toothís surface.
Professional Teeth Whitening -- Visiting
Teeth whitening in
the dentistís office is fast and effective, but it can
be expensive. Over the counter products are cheaper,
but must be used for a longer period of time in order
to gain the same effectiveness as you would get in the
dentistís office. Over the counter products may involve
paint on gel, plastic strips containing gel, whitening
pens and gels that involve a plastic mouthpiece. Each
of these works well, you just have to decide which is
best for you.