There’s many options for teeth whitening to improve your smile. Teeth whitening has evolved over the years, but what is the best option that produces the best results? Our experts at White Plains Dental are here to help you decide on the best treatment.

Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips are low cost and can be effective depending on your condition. They have become very popular recently due to large scale advertising campaigns by the American Dental Association. Teeth whitening strips are extremely thin and almost invisible to the naked eye. These plastic sheets contain hydrogen peroxide solution similar to teeth whitening trays.

Where to Get Teeth Whitening Strips?

There are numerous brands of teeth whitening strips available at your local pharmacy. Over the counter strips will vary in strength by brand. When using over the counter teeth whitening strips it’s critical to carefully follow the directions as they can vary by brand. In all cases, the teeth whitening strips are gently placed over the front of the teeth and kept on for the directed time period. Typically, the strips will stay on for 15 to 60 minutes. You may be directed to wear them daily for two weeks or more, depending on the brand.

Teeth Whitening Trays

Teeth whitening trays have gained popularity over the last decade due to ease of use, cost and effectiveness. Teeth whitening trays utilize hydrogen peroxide-bleach to whiten the teeth and are easy to apply. The user simply fills a tray that looks similar to a mouthguard with the hydrogen peroxide gel. The user then applies the tray over the teeth and wears it for a period of time as directed by your dentist. Patients typically wear the tray for 1 -3 hours per day for a couple weeks. The process may be shorter or longer depending on the patient’s condition and direction of the dentist.

Where to Get Teeth Whitening Trays?

It’s important to get the right trays and solution for your unique condition. Trays can be purchased from your dentist or over the counter at your local certified pharmacy. However, with over the counter trays you run the risk of the tray fitting unevenly because it’s not a custom fit tray. Any space between your teeth and the tray can result in leaking solution and uneven whitening resulting in a blotchy finish over the teeth. The solution provided by over the counter trays can vary in strength as well and may not be the correct strength for your unique condition. If you’re interested in teeth whitening trays you should seek advice from your dentist.

At White Plains Dental we offer two of the most effective teeth whitening systems available on the market. Zoom® and Glo® are fast, safe and effective. These teeth whitening treatments can be at-home or in-office, making it convenient for every patient.