How Effective Are Teeth Whitening Strips12 Nov, 2015
How Effective Are Teeth Whitening Strips
If you are looking for a cheap teeth whitening solution, then you may want to take a look at whitening strips. You may have heard about these strips from a friend or seen an ad showcasing the product. These strips can usually be purchased over the counter from anywhere starting from $10 to $30, but how effective are they?
Most teeth whitening strips are made in the form of a plastic strip that contains a thin layer of whitening gel. The gel contains a small concentration of peroxide which is the common ingredient found in almost all whitening treatments. The strips are placed carefully on the teeth for a set period of time. During this period a chemical reaction occurs between the whitening gel and the teeth. This is also known as oxidization where bleaching of the teeth takes place.
When using strips for whitening your teeth, you can expect to see improvement in your teeth color in about 7 Days time. Although this can vary from person to person and it also depends on the initial shades of the teeth.
One of the greatest disadvantages that come with the use of teeth whitening strips is that it may not completely whiten every part of your teeth. The strips come in one standard size and there will always be gaps when the strips are placed onto the teeth. This may give you patches on your set of teeth that look like stain spots.
Before choosing a teeth whitener, always take a look at the effectiveness of the treatment. Although whitening strips are cheap, easy to use and work great, having visible stain spots on your teeth may not be exactly what you want. It may be worth investing a little bit more and go for a more effective treatment instead.