Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Strips - How They Work?

Teeth whitening strips are popularly used by people who wish to whiten their smile. This is an explanation of how they work, their effectivess and the pros and cons of using whitening strips.

Teeth whitening strips figure prominently among dental care and hygiene products. As their name suggests, they are strip-shaped, rectangular pieces of plastic coated with hydrogen peroxide that are meant to be attached on the front of the teeth to help bleach, remove stains and make the teeth look whiter.

Using Teeth Whitening Strips

Since the strips are already flexible and have a coating that attaches itself automatically to the teeth, they are quite simple to be used.

There are different strips available in a kit for the teeth of the upper jaw and the teeth of the lower jaw. The corresponding strip is taken and is positioned on the teeth in such a way that the coated surface is in contact with the teeth.

These strips do not need much working upon; they can be just lightly pressed onto the teeth and will hold there until they are removed. Once in position, the strips can be worked with finger and nail pressure to come in maximum contact with the contours of the teeth and the gum line.

How Long And Often Should Teeth Whitening Strips Be Worn?

Typically, the total number of strips available in the boxed kits are adequate for the entire treatment. Usually, the strips need to be worn for half an hour each time for twice a day for maximum results.

The actual number of days for which the strips to be worn will vary, depending on the concentration of peroxide present in the strips. If the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is high in the strips, they need only be worn on for a few days.

Are Teeth Whitening Strips Effective?

Teeth whitening strips can produce noticeable results. Some manufacturers claim that you can see a difference within seven days and get whiter teeth within 2 weeks.

However, one major compaint is that the strips may not cover the entire tooth if the teeth are not aligned and will only bleach the area of the teeth that comes into contact with the strip. This can cause the front teeth to whiten while the edges of the teeth to stay yellow.

Pros of Teeth Whitening Strips

  1. They are simple to use and they are a home-based method which make them convenient.
  2. They are low priced. A fortnight worth of teeth strips will cost close to $40.
  3. They are discreet when compared to teeth whitening trays.
  4. They do not interfere with routine work and can be kept on comfortably at any time of the day.

Cons of Teeth Whitening Strips

  1. They are not suitable for persons with sensitive teeth or other kinds of oral problems.
  2. The whitening results can be inconsistent if the strips don’t conform well to the shape of your teeth.

Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal

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  • Enamel Safe. Same whitening ingredient dentists use.
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Formulated with an enamel-safe whitening ingredient, Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal removes up to 14 years of surface stain buildup. After 10 days, you'll enjoy brighter...and whiter...teeth. Just 30 minutes, twice a day, uncovers a dazzling smile.

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Teeth Whitening Strips Testimonials

I have always used Crest products and I love them! I would recommend them to anyone because not a day goes by without someone telling me what a beautiful smile I have and how white my teeth are! I use Crest Whitestrips and I would recommend them to anyone! Having a nice smile makes me feel amazing, why wouldn't I want everyone to be as happy with their smile as I am!

Emily W.
Lamonia, IA


Teeth Whitening - In The News


Teeth Whitening Number One Request From Patients

"According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is the number one request from patients between the ages of 20 and 50. And more than a billion dollars a year is spent on the procedure."

Fox News

Blinded by the White: Teeth Go Beyond Pearly

"Other celebs including Jon Bon Jovi, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Britney Spears, Cheryl Hines, Eva Longoria and Tom Cruise - plus many more - have gleaming white smiles as a result of bleaching..."