Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in dentistry to whiten discolored or stained teeth. There are very many teeth whitening options and products in the market today, one of them being teeth whitening strips. To understand how safe they are, you have to know how they work.
How Teeth Whitening Strips Function
Teeth whitening strips consist of a flexible plastic strip coated with a thin layer of peroxide whitening gel. The strip fabrication fits perfectly in the visible part of the teeth or buccal. Once you apply the strip to your teeth, the gel is slowly released, allowing it to penetrate your teeth. The whitening strip is used for two to three weeks daily for around thirty minutes.
Is it Safe to Use Whitening Strips?
Yes, it is safe to use a teeth whitening strip, but only if they have an ADA seal. When you are buying these products over the counter, conform if they do have the seal. The reason behind this is to protect you from purchasing those that have got harsh chemicals such a chlorine dioxide. Even if you get the right product, you are still at risk of uneven teeth whitening, gum problems, tooth sensitivity, and tooth damage. Therefore, you should go for in-office whitening.
Most people use whitening strips at home, but the in-office whitening is still the best. It is beneficial because it is quicker and safer. In-office treatment is suitable for those who have abfraction and receding gum. The whitening effect we offer lasts longer because the hydrogen peroxide concentration is higher than those you can use at home.
Our professionals use light during the application procedure to speed up the teeth whitening process. Contact us for more information regarding in-office whitening and book an appointment for professional and quality services.
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