Do teeth whitening strips work?
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of teeth whitening products available at your drug store. The choice between gels, rinses, strips, and even paint-on whitening treatments can really leave your head spinning. To complicate things further, all promise amazing results.
Teeth whitening strips will have some effect because they contain a whitening agent with a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide. But there are a few problems with whitening strips that you should be aware of:
Fit: Teeth whitening strips have to be one-size-fits-all. But your teeth are as unique as you are, and a generic whitening strip will never create a fit that comes in complete contact with all surfaces of your teeth.
Cost: Yes, you may save some money in the short-term, but consider the fact that you will have to make multiple purchases to achieve and maintain even a low level of whitening.
Results: No matter how many white strips you use, or how long you use them, you will never achieve the results obtained in one professional whitening treatment at our Pelham dental office. This is because we are professionals who can safely use much higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide than that available in over-the-counter strips.
With these things in mind, it makes a lot of sense to have a professional teeth whitening treatment that can produce dramatic results in a single office visit. We can also provide you with a take-home whitening kit that includes a prescribed whitening gel and a custom-made tray that fits perfectly, allowing the gel to come in full contact with all surfaces of your teeth for beautiful, consistent results.