Posted on July 25, 2019
With many options available for obtaining whiter teeth, how do you choose the best treatment for you? In most cases, it comes down to your budget and desired results. With four of the most common teeth whitening methods outlined below, you will soon be on your way to a brighter smile!
Whitening Toothpaste, Mouthwash and Strips
As the most affordable option, over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes are normally the first method used to achieve whiter teeth. With a small investment of less than $10, whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can easily fit into your current hygiene routine – with no extra time needed.
The major downfall? Whitening toothpaste and mouthwash contain minimal hydrogen peroxide, resulting in surface stain removal only.
Over-the-counter whitening strips have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which can remove more stains than toothpaste and mouthwash. In order to see improvement, users need to commit to wearing the strips for a specified length of time daily for a set number of days.
Normally available for less than $50, this option produces results that can last up to one year.
Mobile Teeth Whitening
Mobile teeth whitening is a teeth whitening method that’s growing in popularity – and for good reason! Done in the comfort of your own home, mobile teeth whitening can get your teeth four to eight shades brighter.
In this teeth whitening method, a high-quality hydrogen peroxide oxidizing gel partners with LED light technology to restore your beautiful smile. The best part? You can experience results in an hour or less!
Depending on the desired whiteness, there are various treatment options available, each costing approximately $200.
Professional Tray-and-Gel Systems
Tray-and-gel systems supplied by a dentist are your next best option to achieve a brighter smile. Custom-designed to fit your mouth, tray-and-gel systems are composed of 10 – 15 percent concentration of hydrogen peroxide.
On average, this system costs $500 but requires a daily time commitment in order to see results.
Professional, In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional, in-office teeth whitening completed by a dentist is the number one way to achieve a brighter smile. This type of treatment contains hydrogen peroxide concentrations as high as 35% and instantly makes your teeth several shades brighter. Stains on both the outer layer of the teeth and below the enamel are eliminated. Although highly effective, this teeth whitening method is also the most expensive, costing around $1,000.
Since professional in-office teeth whitening is performed by a dentist, any sensitivity or other dental issues can be quickly addressed.
For more information about professional teeth whitening services, contact our office today!
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