Are you thinking of whitening your teeth? Maybe you’re wondering where to begin. There are many whitening options out there, from relatively inexpensive over-the-counter whitening solutions, including strips and gels, to more expensive in-office treatments. Here, we’ll talk about whitening strips and why you may or may not want to give them a try.
Are Teeth Whitening Strips Your Best Option?
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Teeth whitening strips do work. Will they make your teeth really white though? It all depends on the origin of your stains and your teeth’s natural colour. Strips can remove lifestyle stains. Lifestyle stains are caused by lifestyle habits like drinking coffee or red wine and smoking. However, they won’t remove stains occurring as a result of health issues or reactions to medications.
If you use the strips as directed, you should see results in about seven days. There are more advanced whitening strips claiming results in as early as three days. Once you complete a full cycle, results can last up to six months. To help your teeth stay whiter longer, avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth. Also, brush with whitening toothpaste.
Where to Find Them
While whitening strips are not readily available in stores in Singapore, you will be able to purchase them online.
You may also check with your dental office to see if they sell professional strips. These strips contain stronger whitening ingredients. They may be a little more expensive than those sold in stores. Strips are a very affordable and great way to try whitening your teeth, especially if you’re considering other in-office whitening treatment options (such as lasers), which can be much more expensive.
With prolonged use, teeth whitening can cause teeth sensitivity. Teeth whitening is considered safe for adults. Children and pregnant women should consult their doctor before use.
If you want to brighten up your smile, whitening strips may be ideal for you. They are easy to use, affordable and work on removing surface stains. Talk to your dental professional for their opinion. Remember, good oral hygiene at home and routine professional cleanings make for whiter teeth as well.