Have you ever thought that you needed white teeth to take a picture, go to parties, or even go to the beach? Yeah, I even had those thoughts as well. You may want to think about how you want to get your teeth whitened. Instead of wanting to go to the dentist, just head to the drugstore and get your whitening products there!
The main thing to get your teeth white is to use teeth whitening strips. They sure do work! Hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in all of the whitening teeth products. Hydrogen peroxide interacts with your stains on your teeth releasing oxygen providing a white healthy look on your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is like bleach for your teeth. When using tooth paste, it gives you a lot less whitening affect on your teeth because the ingredients aren’t as strong as the hydrogen peroxide in the whitening strips. The tooth paste doesn’t expose as much on your teeth as whitening strips do.
The question is that are whitening strips safe to use? In some ways they are safe but in the long run there might be a mishap where you use the strips way too much or you may swallow too much ingredients from the strips. But, for the most part they are safe to use. There are safe at home kits to use at home also. The one big thing is that you could get nerve damage or loss of enamel. Some toothpastes can also cause the loss of enamel on your teeth. Toothpastes don’t brighten your teeth as well as whitening strips do, but they can make your teeth a shade or two lighter. Toothpastes just usually remove the surface stains while the whitening strips can go beyond the surface stains.
There is a couple of side affects from using teeth whitening strips. The two most common side affects that people get when using the strips are tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Almost ½ of the people that use teeth whitening strips have some sort of tooth sensitivity. The pain that everyone feels is mostly like all the same. Everyone who has tooth sensitivity is sensitive to hot or cold substances. Again, almost ½ of the people that use the strips do have gum irritation also. The gum irritation is caused by the peroxide in the whitening strip. The whitening strips also can cause irritation to your fingers, or where the peroxide touched your body.
The teeth whitening strips are mainly just plastic strips you put on your teeth. The strips may be fun to use but they also have bleaching agents in them. It is your decision to use the whitening strips or not. I recommend using the strips if you want a great smile. All you have to do is be cautious in what kind of whitening strips you use and how long you will use them for. All in all, whether using whitening strips or toothpaste, read the product labels according to the directions for a beautiful white smile!
What is your opinion on which item to use, toothpaste or whitening strips?
Do you think whitening strips are harmful?
Would you use toothpaste if they added more bleaching agents to be strong like whitening strips?