Do Whitestrips Work? 

May 18 2022

Having a brighter smile is something many people desire. But before you invest in a specific teeth whitening method, it’s important to do some homework about costs and effectiveness. One popular teeth whitening method is the use of whitestrips. Here’s what you should know about whitestrips and whether or not they’re worth using—

What Are Whitestrips?

Whitestrips are thin, flexible strips that are coated with a tooth whitening gel. The strips are designed to adhere to the shape of teeth so that all spots of the tooth are covered. Usually, the strips are coated with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide when exposed to water. 

Are Whitestrips Effective?

In short, yes—whitening strips can help to remove superficial stains and provide teeth whitening benefits. Stains that are caused by things like coffee, smoking, or aging are usually the fastest to respond to bleaching. However, it’s important to note that while you may get a shade brighter using whitestrips, for more significant changes, it’s best to choose professional whitening services. 

Other Ways to Whiten and Brighten a Smile

Whitestrips are one way to whiten teeth, but there are many others. Other at-home methods include whitening pens, toothpaste, and gels. If you want something that is more significant, you should consider professional whitening services. Rather than multiple sessions that can take weeks or months to achieve results, a professional teeth whitening can be done right in your dentist’s office in a matter of minutes.

Getting a professional whitening has other advantages besides speed, though: In addition to being very quick and only requiring a single visit, a professional whitening is safe (you won’t risk over-bleaching, which can be a problem with over-the-counter methods) and you can choose the shade that you want to whiten. Your dentist can also provide you with professional recommendations for keeping your pearly whites bright long after your whitening services. 

Schedule Professional Teeth Whitening Services Today

Whitestrips can be an effective way to brighten your teeth by a shade, but they’re not the most effective solution for serious whitening work. If you are looking for a professional whitening that will really leave your smile bright, it’s best to talk to your dentist. At Distinctive Dental Solutions, we offer teeth whitening services that get results and leave clients smiling. To learn more about our teeth whitening services and how to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us by phone at your convenience. 



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