Saturday, August 1, 2009

Effective and Ineffective Whiteners

Not all teeth whiteners are created equal. Some are very effective, some are very ineffective. Let's take a look at some of them.

Laser teeth whitening - Laser teeth whitening is extremely effective and fast. It will set you back quite a lot of money, however.

Whitening Trays - White trays come in two varieties: over-the-counter and not-over-the-counter. The over-the-counter trays are very effective, and the not-over-the-counter trays are even more effective. A common brand of over-the-counter whitening trays is Aquafresh White Trays.

Whitening Strips - Whitening strips have varying degrees of effectiveness; they come in strengths of anywhere from 6% hydrogen peroxide to 14%. The Common brand is Crest Whitestrips, which comes in many varieties: Renewal, Classic, Premium, Premium Plus, Pro Effects, Advanced Seal, Daily Whitening Multicare, Daily Whitening Multicare with Tartar Control, Professional, and Supreme.

Whitening Toothpastes - Whitening toothpaste is not effective, as it does not contain a bleaching agent. It contains abrasive materials, which are designed to knock off discoloring particles, but it does not bleach the teeth.

Whitening Mouthwashes - These are the most ineffective of all whiteners; they do contain a bleaching agent, however. But, this bleaching agent is virtually useless, since it is only held in the mouth for one minute; bleaching agents need to be on the teeth for at least twenty minutes to take much effect. Listerine makes a popular brand of whitening mouthwash. tening, whitening trays, whitening strips, Whitestrips, renewal, classic, premium, premium plus, pro effects, advanced seal, daily whitening multicare, daily whitening multicare with tartar control, professional, supreme, whitening toothpastes, whitening mouthwashes, Aquafresh, White Trays, Aquafresh White Trays, Listerine, over-the-counter

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