byAlma Abell

If your teeth are stained or discolored, you may have wondered what you can do to whiten them. The most common ways to whiten teeth are by using over the counter whitening products or having a professional Teeth Whitening in Norwood done at your dentist’s office. What are the pros and cons of store-bought whitening products and professional whitening services?

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Whitening toothpastes, gels, and strips

Many toothpastes claim to whiten teeth, but most of them do not contain any substances that actually whiten teeth. They remove recent surface stains, but are unable to penetrate long-standing stains. Whitening strips are adhesive bands that are placed onto the teeth in the front of the mouth. The strips contain small amounts of bleaching agents like peroxide. Whitening gels are placed into dental molds and worn in the mouth for 10 to 20 minutes. Gels also contains natural whitening substances or bleaching agents, but in a slightly higher concentration than those found in strips. These products are relatively inexpensive and are more effective for people who have minor discoloration or to help maintain the results of professional whitening. Those with more pronounced yellowing may not see a big difference in color after using these types of products.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Norwood

Any type of whitening agent can cause tooth sensitivity, or exacerbate an existing sensitivity. Some people may not be able to get professional whitening because of extreme sensitivities, so it is important to talk to your dentist about this before you consider any type of whitening product. Click here

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