Nowadays, there are a whole lot of teeth whitening products on the market that the very essence of brightening your smile can become intriguing. How would you like to start your personal adventure to whiten your teeth? Do you prefer whitening kits or trays? Toothpaste or gel? Strips or pens? And which of these countless treatments available would bring the best results—or any results at all?
This brings us to the biggest question of all: Is it better to whiten your teeth at home or at the dentist’s office? “When you choose to whiten at home, then you are on the path to taking it slow and steady. In achieving that, this translates to minimal side effects, such as tooth sensitivity,” says New York-based cosmetic dentist Edward Alvarez, D.D.S. “You’ll also have a healthier mouth overall because you’re using products that will increase the pH level of your mouth for a while, which results in killing mouth bacteria and reducing tooth decay.”
Plus, let’s not forget how much money you’ll be saving. The question now is, which teeth whitening treatments is worth its price?
Here, dental experts recommends these top 5 products.
JASON NATURAL POWERSMILE ANTIPLAQUE & WHITENING TOOTHPASTE
If you consider a teeth whitening toothpaste, ensure it doesn’t contain any harsh abrasives or irritating chemicals. “Otherwise, you tend to lose healthy enamel, that can make your teeth yellower and possibly more sensitive with time,” says Hugh Flax, D.D.S., of Flax Dental in Atlanta. (Always avoid these harmful toothpaste ingredients .)
His top teeth whitening pick? Jason Natural PowerSmile Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste. It contains natural, gentle ingredients (such as bamboo powder and baking soda) to prevent tartar buildup as it whitens and brightens your smile.
CREST 3D WHITE WHITESTRIPS
If you find it fun to devote 30 minutes a day to a very effective treatment, why not try Crest Whitestrips, as they contain enamel-safe ingredients that don’t cause sensitivity during wear, and they’re the only whitening strips with a seal of approval from the American Dental Association. They’re user friendly and gives you exceptional results for an OTC teeth whitening treatment, says Dovi Prero, board-certified orthodonist and member of the California Association of Orthodontists.
ZOOM WHITENING PENS
Would you choose a portable whitener? “Zoom Whitening pens are very effective method of teeth whitening,” says Toronto-based endodontist Gary Glassman, D.D.S. “Not only do they contain high quality teeth whitening gel, but they give you the most convenient and ease of application.” (These home remedies prevents our teeth from getting yellower , too.)
They’re also more effective than strips, Dr. Glassman mentions further, reason being that they have a silicone rubber tip that can pass through to the enamel, letting the whitening gel to work on all layers of your teeth.
SUPERSMILE TEETH WHITENING KIT
As far as teeth whitening kits remains, Supersmile’s 6 Minutes to a Whiter Smile kit is hard to compete with because it safely whitens and re- mineralizes teeth, including dental restorations (bonding, caps, veneers, and dentures), according to New York-based prosthodontist Bijan Gohari, D.M.D. This kit is also 75 percent less abrasive than the limit set by the American Dental Association, so there won’t be a need to worry over teeth sensitivity developing its ugly… molars.
OPALESCENCE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE
This gentle, teeth whitener doesn’t just remove stains—it also protect against cavities and tooth decay, according to Victoria Veytsman, D.D.S, of Cosmetic Dental Studios in Manhattan. So if you have temperamental teeth, there is a recommended version that’s got potassium nitrate for sensitivity relief for you.