How and When To Whiten Your Teeth

Coffee, tea, soda, red wine… all of these beverage that we enjoy on a regular basis, take a toll on our pearly white teeth.

Even with the best care routine, our teeth become yellow over time as the outer layer of enamel on our teeth becomes stained.

The good news is that these sorts of stains are only extrinsic stains, or surface stains, and can be removed with over the counter whitening products, such as Equate whitening strips.

Whitening Toothpaste versus Whitening Strips

Walk down the toothpaste aisle and you’ll see tons of toothpastes claiming to be whitening.

While these pastes can help prevent stains from happening as quickly, they will not prevent them all together, and they certainly won’t whiten teeth that are already deeply stained.

To whiten teeth (link “whiten teeth to link one below) with deep stains whitening strips are necessary.

The difference in these two products is the concentration of the active ingredient, peroxide, and the way in which the products are used.

Whitening toothpastes contain a much lower concentration of peroxide than whitening strips.

Also, whitening strips are applied directly to the teeth and left there for an extended period of time, allowing the peroxide to come in direct contact with teeth and work its way into the stains.

Cost of White strips

Whitening strips do cost quite a bit more than whitening toothpastes.

However, whitening strips only need to be used once every year or two, so a one-time investment will last for quite a while.

Also, most whitening strips contain the same active ingredient.

The only difference from product to product is the concentration of the active ingredient and the brand.

When selecting a whitening strip, try to find a brand name that contains the highest concentration of peroxide (link the work peroxide to the link below), such as Equate whitening strips.

With these, you’ll be getting the same product, but you won’t be paying the higher price for a brand name.

How and When To Whiten

Whitening your teeth can be done at any time.

Whenever you notice your teeth looking stained or yellow, you can simply purchase a box of Equate whitening strips and begin whitening.

Many people like to whiten their teeth before major events, like weddings or reunions.

Once you’ve purchased your white strips, simply follow the application instructions on the box.

Make sure you use the entire box of white strips in orders to achieve the maximum whitening effects.

Some people find that their teeth are very sensitive to the peroxide and they will feel discomfort after one or two treatments.

If this is that case for you, it’s fine to skip a day in between whitenings, just make sure you use the whole box.

Once you’ve completed the whitening treatment your teeth should be visibly whiter and brighter.

It’s at this time that a whitening toothpaste can come in handy.

The small concentration of peroxide in these toothpastes can prolong the look of your newly whitened teeth.

Once you complete a whitening treatment you should be good for a least one or two years before you need to complete another one.

So, if your teeth are looking stained or yellow, buy some white strips today and get your pearly white smile back in no time!

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