If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store, you have probably noticed dozens of products for whitening your teeth. How do they stack up against professional teeth whitening, like what you’ll get at the Richardson Dentist?
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is uncomplicated, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.
The whitening strips you can buy in grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system.
Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with them is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.
If you are serious about whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and the most reliable method is professional teeth whitening at The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Schedule an appointment today.
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