Teeth Whitening Systems

by Karen Bates
(last updated March 24, 2014)

Over time, there are many things that can change the color of your teeth. Dark foods, wine, coffee, tobacco, inadequate dental hygiene, medications, and genetics are just some of the things that can cause teeth to become stained or turn yellow. Regardless of the reason, though, one thing is certain: stains on teeth can seem quite difficult to remove.

Many people are constantly searching for the perfect teeth whitening system to remove stains from their teeth. This can be difficult, however, since there are so many different ways to whiten teeth that all have varying degrees of effectiveness. To make it even more difficult, some of these whitening systems are fairly expensive. although a few have become quite affordable as demand for less-expensive teeth whitening rises.

It can help to do some research on different ways to whiten teeth before making a purchase. This can save you money and help you know exactly what to expect from your teeth whitening system.

These are some of common options you can find for teeth whitening systems:

  • Home Whitening Kits. Using a teeth whitening kit at home is probably the most affordable way to get noticeable results. These kits usually consist of whitening strips that you place on your teeth for a certain amount of time. It usually takes about ten minutes for each use, although this may vary between products. Doing this each day should bring out a whiter smile over a few weeks. There are many options, however, and some are more effective than others. Some are formulated to work practically instantly while others slowly create a white appearance.
  • Professional Whitening. Your dentist can help you get a whiter smile. Professional strength whitening systems vary, and may be in the form of a gel or whitening strips. Ask your dentist for more information and find out which whitening program is best for you. There are professional whitening options that can be done in-office or at home, and often these systems work faster than the kits you'll find at the store.
  • Other Whitening Products. Other than home whitening kits and programs you can get from your dentist, other whitening alternatives are available. You can find toothpaste that is formulated to help whiten your smile, and mouth washes that can gradually whiten your teeth. These are very affordable options, but the results will not show up right away in most cases. Look at whitening products on the dental aisle of the grocery store for more options.

With these options, you should be able to find a system that works well for your teeth.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


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