If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your grocery store lately, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. How do these products stack up against professional teeth whitening from Wilson Dental Group?
A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the area.
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 is easy, 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 trouble 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 at your dental practice.
If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the most effective way is professional whitening at Wilson Dental Group. It’s among our general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call for an appointment today.
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