It's never been easier to brighten your smile at home. There are all kinds of products you can try: rinses, gels, chewing gum, toothpastes, and strips.If you do decide to try whitening at home, the American Dental Association suggests you talk with your dentist first, especially if you have:
- Sensitive teeth
- Dental restorations
- Very dark stains or a single dark tooth
- Lots of fillings or crowns
Here’s a guide to help your sort your choices if you want to perk up your pearly whites and keep them shiny.
What Product Is Best for Me?
The answer depends on the dollars -- and days -- you want to spend on whitening your smile. Your choices include:
Toothpastes: These are just like the mildly abrasive, fluoride toothpaste you might use now, but with added polishing agents or chemicals to help remove stains. You might spend anywhere from $1 to $20, though any prices may vary.
Mouthwashes and rinses: These often use a mild hydrogen peroxide solution to brighten your teeth. To give whitening mouthwashes a boost, some people rinse first, and then brush their teeth with a whitening toothpaste. Be ready to spend around $5.
Whitening strips and gels: They use peroxide to help bleach away tooth stains. You put them right on your teeth with a brush or thin strip. A full course takes between 10 and 14 days. You may need to apply them twice a day. You can buy whitening strips and gels from your pharmacy, dentist, or online for around $10 to $55.
Tray-based bleaching systems: These use a mouth guard-like tray filled with a peroxide-based bleaching solution to help whiten teeth. The bleaching tray is worn several hours a day for as long as a month. You can buy tray-based tooth whitening systems from your nearest pharmacy for around $30, or get a custom-fitted tray from your dentist for $150 to $600.
Whitening pens: A whitening pen worthy of the CENTURY SMILE name. Dr. Talaie approved. Contains a unique ingredient to help formula adhere to teeth and whiten more effectively than other pens. Clinically tested: Makes a significant difference in one week when used 2x/day. You can buy it on the website https://www.centurysmile.com/product/century-smile-teeth-whitening-pen for $21.95.
If you want an instant white smile, give us a call today to schedule an in-house laser teeth whitening 1-310-836-6161. Laser whitening provides a fast, effective and immediate result that will brighten your smile in 30 minutes. Mention: EPICSMILE to receive 50% off.
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