Everyone wants that brighter celebrity like smile. Teeth whitening strips are a recent invention, that can get you there. Many people have a brighter smile because of teeth whitening strips, others have faced frustration because of how challenging it can be to get results.What are teeth whitening strips?
Teeth whitening strips (pronounced " Sbiancamento Denti" in Italian) will gradually whiten your teeth, and can be done at home. The market has been flooded with hundreds of different kinds of teeth whitening strips. The best ones will be the kind that fits your teeth the best. The strips work by the gel that comes into contact with your teeth and slowly takes away stains. The strips will say they should be applied twice daily for 30 minutes, for up to 14 days. Sometimes you can see results in as little as a few days, these results can be maintained for months after. Over the counter strips will contain about 4-10% hydrogen peroxide, strips available from your dentist contain nearly 30% hydrogen peroxide. If you have sensitive teeth, opt for the over the counter strips. If you want quicker results, strips provided by your dentist can be extremely effective.
Sometimes teeth whitening strips come with trays, that allow for the best possible fit, thus better whitening. The cons of this style is that they can be difficult to fit and uncomfortable.
Are Teeth Whitening Strips Safe?
Abuse of teeth whitening strips can become an issue, people who like the results they see and keep applying layer after layer of strips trying to obtain a better color. This can cause teeth to become porous and enamel can start to break down. Teeth can change to an almost translucent color instead of white. Teeth whitening strips are however an excellent choice for people who want to start tomorrow, because in one trip to the grocery store your on your way.
How Can You Be Sure To Get Maximum Results?
To get maximum results with teeth whitening strips it can be like follow a strict diet. You will need to take 30 minutes two times a day every day to apply the strips to your teeth. You will also need to be careful to not over do it in some cases, if you have crowns or fillings you should be careful because if you whiten too much these darker teeth will still stand out. If you cannot commit 1 hour every day you might want to consider a 1 hour in-office teeth whitening procedure. You also need to be sure the strip fits your teeth, they are one size fits all so be careful to find the right size and brand for yourself.
Just like over-abusing teeth whitening strips their are pitfalls of this method over others. The pitfalls of teeth whitening strips are tooth sensitivity. Generally if you have sensitive teeth you will want weaker, over the counter strips. If they don’t bother you it would be in your best interest to try out strips from your dentist. You should also be careful not to apply the strips to your gums, this can cause irritation.