Is Teeth Whitening at Home Really Possible?

Why do so many people opt for teeth whitening at home? Because in many cases it is more convenient than going to a dentist’s office and it is also less expensive. With today’s technology it is possible to achieve about the same results as in an office.

Brush-on at home teeth whitening

This procedure seems to be simple, because all you have to do is to brush the product on your teeth,allow it to dry and then let it on during the night. Sadly there are two main flaws of this method. One of them is that the main point would be to allow the product to dry on your teeth. In case it gets wet, for example because of the saliva, it is very easy to rub it off.

Teeth whitening at home

In case a part of the whitening formula is rubbed off, you won’t get even results. The result will be patchy and blotchy.

The other flaw of this at home teeth whiteningmethod is that it has certain kinds of ingredients that could be harmful.

In case you start reading the list of the ingredients, you might see that the majority of the products contain alcohol, which is terrible for the breath.

Alcohol is usually added to the teeth whitening at home products as a desiccant, that helps the product to dry, but it still has a negative effect on your gums and also on your breath.  Another one of the ingredients that you have to look out for is glycerin. This removes the moisture from the enamel of the teeth and this is why they become more sensible during the use of the home teeth whiteningproducts.

Teeth whitening strips

This is the second most common type of teeth whitening at home. Usually people prefer this method because it is very simple. All you have to do is to apply the strips and you don’t have to think about any preparations.

Usually the at home teeth whitening product consists of an upper strip and a lower strip that is pressed against the outer surface of the teeth. The problem is that the teeth aren’t totally flat; there are recesses and grooves between each tooth. The surface of the teeth may be white, but the cracks between them aren’t and this accentuates them even more if you aren’t careful enough.

In case you use this kind of at home teeth whitening product, you could end up looking like you have gaps between your teeth. Most probably this isn’t the result that you are looking for.

Trays with bleaching gels

This kind of teeth whitening at home product is said to be the most effective, most efficient and also the most affordable.

You should know that the gels that the dentists are using are just the same. There is only little difference between the gels that the dentists use because there are only a few manufacturers.

Also think about the fact that the products for teeth whitening at home that you can find at retail stores are of poor quality.


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