What Teeth Whitening Products Work the Best?
There are many products available in the marketplace that say they will whiten your teeth. Toothpastes, strips, gels, and more. But, how effective are teeth whitening products at actually producing results?
No matter what kind of toothpaste your use, it will help remove stains from the surface of your teeth. This is due to the action of mild abrasives, a substance capable of polishing the surface of your teeth. Some toothpastes will also contain light polishing or chemical compounds that will provide additional stain removal. However, the effect you see from whitening toothpastes is only on the surface due to the lack of bleach in the product.
Professional whitening products, along with over-the-counter products contain hydrogen peroxide (a substance used for bleaching) which aids in removing stains on the surface of the teeth along with deep within your teeth.
Whitening strips and gels are also an option for at home treatment. While these products do contain peroxide, it is in a much lower concentration than the peroxide-based teeth whitening products available at Dr. Hallock’s office. No at home products will produce the bleaching effect you see if you receive a professional teeth whitening treatment at Dr. Hallock’s office.
Whitening products you use at home are capable of lightening the shade of your teeth by one shade. In contrast, the system that Dr. Hallock employs will lighten your teeth by three to eight shades.