Teeth whitening is big business nowadays, but there are so many different methods it can be difficult to decide which one to go for. Luckily this post is designed to help you choose the best option.
There are many products out there that promise to whiten your teeth for a fraction of the cost of a visit to a professional. These include:
- Whitening toothpastes: are the most accessible treatments and can be used daily. It is important to note, however, that these products are great at removing stains and plaque, but most of them will not whiten your teeth beyond their natural colour.
- Whitening strips: can be bought over the counter and are applied in your own home. Many reviews state that these products can make a noticeable difference, especially when maintaining whiteness achieved during professional treatments.
- Whitening trays: are moulded around your teeth and can often be worn several times to maintain whiteness.
The above products have been shown to produce whitening effects and are perfect for people who just want their teeth to be a couple of shades brighter. These products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your mouth, so care should be taken and you should always follow the instructions.
When considering professional teeth whitening, it is important to consult the team at Cabinteely Dental Care serving Dun Laoghaire first, which will help you find the method that is right for you. Laser whitening, for example, is becoming increasingly popular, because the procedure generally doesn’t take long and the results can be seen immediately. Professional methods are sometimes similar to home remedies, for example your dentist can provide you with a mouth tray to use at home. These treatments often involve a greater concentration of hydrogen peroxide and therefore provided brighter and longer lasting results
It is important to note that no whitening treatment can last forever and repeat applications may be necessary after a year or two.