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Teeth Whitening Products
At home tooth whitening is the latest rage in oral hygiene. In recent years, having a vibrant white smile has become just as important as having clear skin and shiny hair. Whether you're a smoker, avid coffee drinker, or simply concerned with your appearance, whitening your teeth has become a grooming staple, like shaving or exfoliating. Developments in dentistry have taken tooth whitening out of the office and into the home. There are many products and options for at home teeth whitening. Let's explore a few different at home tooth whitening products, their costs, and what others are saying about them. Depending on how much you want to spend, which process you feel is the easiest, and what kind of results you're looking for, there is an at home tooth whitening product out there for you.
Perhaps the most famous at home tooth whitening product is Crest Whitestrips. Running between $21 and $43, there are many different varieties of Crest Whitestrips to choose from. These enamel safe strips are placed over the teeth, and left on for 30 minutes. They boast results after 3 days of use. For those with sensitive teeth, there is a gentle routine version that will not cause sensitivity when whitening. The gentle routine is a little less effective, but still allows those with sensitive teeth to experience at home whitening without pain. Online reviews of this product show that customers are generally happy with the results.
Listerine provides a similar whitening strip for a few dollars less than Crest Whitestrips. Between $13 and $16, Listerine Whitening strips are easy to use with an added bonus. Their strips are dissolvable. The strips are placed over the teeth for 5-10 minutes with no messy clean up. They will dissolve directly on the teeth when they are finished working. Although some people seem a little bothered by the idea of the strips dissolving on the teeth, most customers give these strips a good review, saying that they work well for their price.
Teeth whitening strips aren’t the only way to whiten teeth. Aquafresh has created their own version with the teeth whitening tray. These soft trays come pre-filled and ready to use. On average they run between $25 and $30. Because of these tray are soft and pliable, they are easier to wear, and more comfortable. Despite their claims of comfort, these trays seem to come up against mixed reviews. Some find the trays awkward and clunky. However, most seem pleased with the results and agree that they work well.
If you live a life on the go and have a little more green to drop on your teeth whitening products, Spraywhite 90 is a spray-on teeth whitening product that gets the job done in 90 seconds. These all inclusive teeth whitening kits start at about $200. Although pricey, this product can be good for those with sensitive teeth because of its fast whitening action. A rinsing agent is applied after the 90 second bleaching. Customers seem very pleased with the results. 5 out of 5 that reviewed this product agreed that it worked very well.
Having a hectic lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have a couple hundred to spend on teeth whitening. If you're on the go and watching your pennies, there is Plus White 5 Minute Whitening Gel. Using the same whitening ingredients that dentists use, Plus White generally costs about $10. The gel can be applied directly to the teeth, or for an easy application, can be mixed with toothpaste. Although this product is affordable, and customers claim that it works well, a common complaint is sensitivity to teeth and gums.
If you have an hour to spare and want a high tech at home teeth whitening experience, there is Luster 1 Hour White. At about $40 this teeth whitening system is comprised of a paint-on gel and handheld light. The light activates the gel and claims that it can whiten teeth up to 6 shades lighter in 1 hour. Luster also claims that it will not cause sensitivity. However, you may want to read a few reviews before investing in this product. Many claim that this kit is a waste of time and money, and they did not see the results they had hoped.
If your strapped for cash and don’t have the disposable income to invest in the various at home teeth whitening systems out there, there is nothing like a good old fashion, do it yourself remedy. Creating a mixture using baking soda and peroxide, you can make your very own tooth whitening paste with common household products. Although it won’t taste very good, and it may take a few test runs before you get the paste to the perfect consistency, this is a way to whiten teeth at a fraction of the cost.