Teeth Whitening – How to Choose the Best Method

Teeth whitening has become very popular as an easy way to improve your smile and look years younger. If you check the health and beauty section of your pharmacy or grocery store, you will see an overwhelming number of options for whitening your teeth at home. Prices range from pretty affordable to ‘are you kidding, me?’ and the choices are most often tooth pastes and whitening strips. Before you spend your hard earned money on any teeth whitening method, take some time to get familiar with all of the options. Many people find that professional teeth whitening provides the best results for their investment.

Teeth whitening options you can buy at the store:

Whitening Toothpastes

Toothpaste formulas include a mild abrasive that removes stains from the surface of teeth. Whitening toothpastes contain additional ingredients, which are supposed to reduce yellowing of the teeth. While these products may offer some improvement in the shade of teeth, it is quite minimal since they do not contain any bleaching agent.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are made of a thin, flexible material that adheres to teeth and applies a peroxide formula to remove stains and discoloration from tooth surfaces. Since the strips are stretched over teeth, they tend to not come into full contact with all tooth surfaces. This can result in uneven or spotty whitening. Whitening strips can take a long time to produce noticeable results, so there is a possibility of overuse leading to irritation of the gums and even damage to tooth enamel.

Professional teeth whitening options:

The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System

This professional teeth whitening option delivers excellent results in just two weeks, and results in little or no sensitivity. This highly effective whitening system offers long-lasting, dramatic results.

Zoom! system

This teeth whitening system uses a proprietary light technology with a specially formulated hydrogen peroxide gel. The Zoom! system produces whiter teeth in a much quicker time frame than other whitening methods.

Day White & Nite-White gels

These professional teeth whitening formulas are used in conjunction with custom-fit application trays. The gels use a mixture of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth at incredible speeds.

Store-bought whitening products may be convenient, but most do not even come close to providing the dramatic results that can be achieved with the professional whitening options available at Weninger Dentistry. If you have been disappointed with over-the-counter teeth whitening system results, give us a call! Schedule an appointment to find out how Weninger Dentistry whitening systems can give you the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.