The Most Effective Teeth Whitening Methods

Having a bright, white smile is something that most people are striving for, and there are many products out there that claim to be the most effective teeth whitening treatments available. Here are some of the options that are commonly considered:

Store Bought Whitening Strips

Buying teeth whitening strips at the grocery store or drug store might seem like a good do-it-yourself option. These strips are designed to be placed on the front of your teeth for a certain period of time, and it is necessary to be consistent in using them on an ongoing basis. They might help to temporarily whiten your teeth, but the whitening strips require quite a bit of maintenance and they can only brighten your teeth so much.

Teeth Whitening System with a Handheld Light

There are kits that have a system, which use whitener gel and a small light that needs to be directed towards your teeth. This process is a little faster than using the whitening strips, although it still takes patience and time to apply the whitening gel and be sure that each of your teeth are lightened by the handheld light. Since it is an at-home treatment, this light whitening system is not as effective as professional treatments from a dental office.

Opalescence Whitening

This teeth whitening system is available from Dr. Rita Medwid at Stuart Dental Spa, and it is a fast and easy way to get the brightest smile. Opalescence whitening will take care of tooth discoloration stains from medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. The results are long lasting and the side effects are minimal.

Sapphire Whitening

Sapphire whitening is a good option for people with sensitive teeth, because it uses a desensitizing tooth shield to prevent sensitivity. Additionally, Dr. Medwid provides custom-fitted bleaching trays so that you can whiten at home.

There are two main difference between store bought whitening systems and the teeth whitening available from a dentist: the brightness and how long the whitening will last. With cheaper, store bought systems you will need to re-whiten your teeth on a regular basis. With professional whitening, your teeth will be brighter and they will stay bright for a long time. For the best results, visit your local dentist to get a beautiful, white smile.

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