There are many methods for teeth whitening and results vary greatly.
Whitening toothpastes include polishing agents for greater stain removal. Typical ingredients include either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These can aide in teeth whitening, but only minimally.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Gels
Some over-the-counter teeth whitening products feature peroxide-based gels. These products may have strips or trays to put the teeth whitening gels on, along with application instructions that vary depending on the product.
Teeth Whitening Mouth Rinses
Many mouthwashes now include peroxide to add teeth whitening to their list of benefits. Like whitening toothpastes, these are only minimally effective.
In-office Teeth Bleaching
Visiting our dental office in Eagle, Idaho is by far the most effective option when it comes to teeth whitening or bleaching. Our dental office offers Sinsational Smile In-Office Whitening System. For this method, the dentist uses a patented pre-filled tray. Then, the dentist applies special light to help the gel whiten at a faster rate. You may only need one teeth bleaching treatment for significant whitening results. Some dental patients will have whitening treatments multiple times for even greater whitening results. This option also comes with a pen that is used by the patient at home to keep up with the results from teeth whitening.