Best & Worst Teeth Whitening Methods


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Having beautiful white and healthy teeth has never been easier or more affordable. With new possibilities including home strips, whitening kits, and quick in-office procedures, now might be the best time to get your teeth looking as pearly white as you want them.

Patients always want to know the best way to whiten your teeth? The answer to that question will not be the same for everyone. Here at Royal Dental, we want you to be familiar with a few of today’s most popular methods. We have ranked them from least effective to most based on the average number of shades each one can whiten teeth.

5) Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Strips:

There are many over-the-counter strips available, however these products have a very limited ability to whiten teeth. They are a cheap & easy method if your desired effect is only about 1 shade. Their best use would be for maintaining the results of a more effective whitening method.

Average Improvement: 1 Shade

4) Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Kits:

Over-the-counter whitening kits provide slightly better results than over-the-counter strips, yet still lack the potency required to overcome years of stains. An over the counter whitening kit can be tricky to use because the solution is not designed to touch the gum line. Such whitening gels may lead to gum injury and burns. When used properly, these products can produce mild to moderate results.

Average Improvement: 1-2 Shades

3) Professional Teeth Whitening Strips:

Many dentist offer professional grade, take-home whitening strips. These strips are used the same way as over-the-counter strips but with triple the power. These strips will provide a much more noticeable result and will do the job in less time. Professional grade strips are only available through a dentist.

Average Improvement: 2-3 Shades

2) Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits:

These kits are usually in the form of a gel containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, and is applied to the teeth using custom-made bleaching trays that resemble mouth guards. These products are a vast improvement compared to over-the-counter products, yielding moderate to great improvement at a reasonable cost.

Average Improvement: 3-5 Shades

1) Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening:

In-Office whitening techniques, such as Zoom offer fast, dazzling results for those willing to pay a little more. Professional whitening agents are regulated and dispensed only by dental professionals. Such treatments can be used to make teeth up to 6 shades whiter than their original shade. In addition to the high degree of effectiveness, patients will see these results in just 1 hour.

Average Improvement: Up to 6 Shades in just an hour

Get The Smile You Deserve!

If you or a loved one would like a dazzling white smile, don’t put it off. Call Royal Dental now and ask about our Teeth Whitening Specials starting at just $25!

The Royal Dental team in Houston, Texas has been helping Houstonians smile straight, bright and healthy since 1992, and now we want to make sure you have the smile of your dreams! For more information on Teeth Whitening, get in touch with us by calling (713) 330-7700 or by filling out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you with all your dental needs.

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