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Shedding Light on the Best Teeth Whitening Methods

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Which is the best teeth whitening method for you? It may not be easy to tell since there are a wide variety of products today, with some sold over the counter and others available only from dentists. Discover which whitener will work best for you.

Take a Fresh Look at Whitening Rinses

These newer options are basically powerful mouthwashes that include whitening ingredients to lighten teeth while improving breath and reducing plaque. These inexpensive rinses are very convenient since they’re simply swished in the mouth for a minute twice a day, but this limited contact with teeth means that results can take three months to appear, making this far from the best teeth whitening method.

See the Bright Side of Whitening Toothpastes

These toothpastes remove dark stains with mild polishing or chemical agents, rather than the stronger bleaches contained in most whiteners. While whitening toothpastes can lighten the teeth’s color by close to one shade, the best teeth whitening systems available in dentist’s offices can make teeth from three to eight shades whiter.

Try Tray-Based Tooth Whiteners

Available over the counter or from a dentist, these tray-based systems require placing a peroxide bleaching gel and then wearing the tray over teeth for a few hours each day or overnight. Results typically take four weeks or longer to appear.

Understand Over-the-Counter Strips and Gels

Whitening strips are barely visible strips that are covered with a peroxide-based bleaching gel. They are worn on the teeth for one hour each day over two weeks. You should start seeing results after a few days, with the final whitening lasting for four months.

Check Out In-Office Whitening

According to dentists, professional in-office bleaching is the best teeth whitening method because it’s the fastest way to whiten teeth. For the procedure, a powerful whitening agent is applied on the teeth and activated by a strong light, high heat, or a laser. Results are visible after a single 30- to 60-minute session, but dramatic whitening requires a few treatments. It may be the most expensive option, but it experts consider it the best teeth whitening method today.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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