Get the Most out of At-Home Teeth Whitening Products

Because we all want to make the most out of what we spend money on and want our teeth to look great, there are several things you can do in order to better assure you’re getting those teeth as pearly white as possible.

Tip #1 Choose your products wisely.

When you’re deciding between what product to choose, it may help by reading online reviews of the product and compare them to others that you are considering. Different types of products work in different ways, and so do the chemical formulas that are used in them.

Whitening strips are easy to apply, but may irritate the gums. Whitening pens are useful for hard to reach areas, but they may take longer to produce effects.

Trays work well for holding the gel in place, but unless they are customized they may not work as well. Professional trays can be costly, but they fit around each individual tooth and hold the gel in place adequately.

Tip #2 Use your products as directed.

Whitening more than directed won’t necessarily produce whiter teeth, but it can cause tremendous sensitivity. Not using the product enough may not produce results at all!

Tip #3 Avoid food and drink that easily stains your teeth.

Coffee, tea, red wine and sodas are all known to cause tremendous amounts of stain on the teeth. Try to refrain from these while whitening in order to get the best results, and use them less often afterward to extend your whitening.

Tip #4 Give up smoking

Smoking not only stains your teeth but it also causes them to appear older than they are. Plus it’s unhealthy and can increase your risk for oral and lung cancers.

Tip #5 Practice great oral hygiene.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy and clean will reduce the overall stain and tartar buildup on your teeth. Routine dental cleanings help you prevent decay as well as provide removal of more severe staining.

Over the counter and professional whitening products can work very efficiently and produce great whitening results if you use them correctly. It’s always a good idea to have a recent dental exam to be sure that you don’t have any existing decay or dental disease that could be irritated by your whitening products.

That’s that. Always beware of home whitening remedies that may sound too good to be true, and consult with your dentist or hygienist if you have any questions. Enjoy your product to its full extend and reap the benefits of a beautiful smile!

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