Are you on a mission to obtain the whitest teeth you have ever had, but aren’t sure which path to take? There are a variety of viable methods to whiten your teeth, and here are the top ones:
- Whitening toothpaste: for those of you with mild discoloration, you can get away with whitening toothpaste. They contain gentle abrasives that will scrub away the particles that stain your teeth. Also, keep an eye out for American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance on your toothpaste.
- Professional whitening: your local dentist might provide you with a few professional solutions where a relatively high concentration of peroxide is used. Effectiveness is improved further via bleach and a laser that activates the peroxide. Dramatic results can be achieved with this method of tooth whitening. The only drawback is that you’ll need to go for several visits with this technique, and it can cost a few hundred dollars.
- DIY kits: pharmacies offer plenty of teeth whitening DIY kits that are more powerful than the whitening toothpaste, but not as powerful as the professional option mentioned above. The active ingredient in this kit is carbamide peroxide and takes around 2-3 weeks to show significant results.