Gels, Strips and Teeth Whitening Toothpastes: How Do They Work and Are They Effective?
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There are many teeth whitening products available for a consumer to use. How do you know what is best to use? With toothpaste, gels, strips, and more available Dr. Florian wants you to use the product that works best. The commercial product available will not do much for whitenign your teeth due to a lack of hydrogen peroxide. These products can whiten your teeth by one shade. In comparison products that Dr. Florian uses in his office will lighten your teeth by three to eight shades.

The reason for the difference in whitening power is due to the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Products you can buy in stores has a total lack of hydrogen peroxide. This means that these products can remove surface stains but do not do anything for removing stains from deep within your teeth. Products recommended by Dr. Florian do contain hydrogen peroxide and will remove both surface stains and stains deep within your teeth.

Another option for teeth whitening products are over-the-counter and professional products that do contain hydrogen peroxide. However, none of your at home products will give results like the system Dr. Florian uses. The reason for this is that these products do not have as much hydrogen peroxide as the system that Dr. Florian uses. The increase of hydrogen peroxide is what makes the difference.

Along with the benefit of whiter teeth through a dental office, use of over-the-counter products do not provide you with the close supervision you would receive from Dr. Florian.  He can help you determine what whitening process might be best for you, check on the progress of the teeth whitening, and look for signs of gum irritation.

Visit the ADA to get more information on teeth whitening and teeth whitening products.