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Frequently Asked Questions on Teeth Whitening


What teeth whitening products and procedures are available?

You can select from a number of products and procedures available for teeth whitening.

Brush-on teeth whitening: It is the easiest and simplest form of teeth whitening. You just brush your teeth using a brush-on teeth whitening product and wear the product overnight. It is usally ineffective.
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Whitening Strips: There are many brand name teeth whitening strips available in the market. These strips can be applied to your teeth and over a period of time the bleaching action will whiten them.
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Teeth Whitening Toothpastes: Whitening toothpastes can help a bit, but since it is only an abrasive, it can only remove surface stains. True teeth whitening happens through the enamel and dentin that usually requires a stronger peroxide solution than that found in toothpastes.
Read our article about whitening toothpastes

At-Home Whitening Kits: There are many at-home kits available for teeth whitening, such as trays, strips and gels. These products can be quite effective when used precisely according to their directions. They are also less expensive than dentist-prescribed methods of teeth whitening.
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Custom At-Home Kits: Mainly prescribed by a dentist, these kinds of kits feature custom-made mouth trays fitted to your own mouth. Custom at-home kits can be very effective when used precisely according to their directions.
Read our article about whitening tray systems
Read expert and consumer reviews on at-home bleaching gels with custom made trays.

Or you can make an appointment or consultation with your dentist

Dental Whitening Visits: Visiting your dentist will ensure that you choose the best, most effective whitening method for your specific needs. The dentist will either suggest a light-activated, non-light activated or take-home procedure, depending on your overall oral health and budget. Your dentist can also help you select the proper shade of tooth whitening and monitor sensitivity issues - both important to successful results.
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