The most important thing you can do to avoid badly stained teeth and have a bright and white set of teeth is to use teeth whitening systems that actually work. Below are 3 teeth whitening systems you can try out.
1. Toothpastes that actually work
There are many toothpaste brands that promise whiter teeth in less than 2 weeks. Although toothpastes are abrasives, they do not contain enough whitening power to whiten badly stained teeth or to help users get super white teeth. Another reason toothpastes can’t really whiten teeth is because the saliva buildup inside your mouth dilutes the whitening gel in toothpastes (at least those that contain peroxide)
Whitening toothpaste from ‘Aquafresh’ whitens teeth very well, and ‘Colgate Visible White’ works exceptionally well among various brands of toothpastes. Make sure you brush for thoroughly for 2 minutes, to maximize your whitening effort!
Toothpastes containing grapefruit seed extract have been said to work wonders in whitening. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural ingredient that will whiten teeth without wearing off the enamel of your teeth. There are some toothpaste brands that contain this ingredient and are packaged in big tubes for cheap prices.
Don’t rub any lime or orange peel against your teeth; although this will “whiten” your teeth slightly, the peel is scrubbing away a layer of your teeth. Brushing your teeth with table salt has a similar but lesser effect.
2. Teeth Whitening Strips that actually work
The Crest line of whitestrips products have been dominating the home teeth whitening market for these recent years. Why? Because they work wonders.
You can whiten your teeth up to 5 shades using teeth whitening strips, depending on the concentration of tooth bleach you choose to use. Starting at $22, Crest white strips come in many varieties, including Standard, Plus and Premium Plus (in increasing order of concentration of peroxide) this method is so affordable and effective that millions have already used it to whiten their teeth at home.
Another famous whitening strip that works is Maxodent, which has a 14% concentration (higher than any Crest whitestrips currently available in stores). Only dentists are allowed to give you such a powerful whitening gel concentration. This stronger whitening power allows anyone to whiten their teeth at least 5 shades in a shorter time. The whitening effect of any whitening strip normally lasts 6 months, but these Maxodent strips can last much longer. If you want to whiten your teeth fast, Maxodent is a very recommended choice.
3. Dentist Whitening Systems work.
Dentists offer teeth whitening of around 7-10 shades. The downside of this is that this can cost a minimum fee of $300. Not a lot of people can afford to spend so much to whiten their teeth. If you can afford this, you might want to have a try.
Teeth whitening strips used effectively can get you better looking white teeth for a much smaller price than what dentists use. Most dentists use 14% hydrogen peroxide (the same used in white strips such as Maxodent) and charge just $500 for that.
There you go, 3 teeth whitening systems that actually work. Whichever method you choose, make sure it is cost-effective and easy to use!