Pros and Cons
These days, whitening strips are becoming more and more popular. In fact, whitening strip sales are becoming more and more popular and they are even expected to rise over the sale of whitening pastes as well. The primary reason is because they are easy to use and can be more affordable in some cases.
Whitening strips are new to the market of D-I-Y teeth whitening. These “do it at home” solutions allow you to get whiter teeth without the expense while being convenient and less messy. However, these products are just as effective as professional grade methods and you will get great results as well.
These strips offer flexibility and are thin strips that are placed over the teeth. They contain a strip of bleach which sticks to teeth. You will find they come in both upper and lower pairs to allow you to whiten both at the same time. You’ll apply the strips to the smile line of the teeth and unlike many other whitening agents, the agent is only on the area that will be touching the teeth. These strips will stay on the teeth for a specific time frame and that means you can wear them while doing housework, running errands, and even sleeping overnight.
The main ingredient in these bleaching agents is carbamide peroxide. There are some strips that use hydrogen peroxide but there is only 6% strength to it while normal ranges are from 10-20%. The carbamide peroxide is not as strong as hydrogen peroxide and this means that it’s going to take a few weeks to see results but they are going to be safer. You’re going to need to use the strips consistently and this is going to be longer than other bleaching trays that are used in a dental office. However, whitening strips are comfortable and even great for those who have sensitive teeth and gums.
In addition, these strips are thin which makes them so popular. Trays are going to be bulkier and therefore can cause a bit of agitation to the jaw and can also trigger a gag reflex if they are not used properly. This makes it hard to do normal household chores that you can do with strips.
However, just as with everything else on the market these days, there are some cons to them. The adhesive that these strips use don’t stick as well as they could and this means they fall off at times. When people wear these strips overnight they find that they need to re-apply them in the morning because they may move during the night. The results you get aren’t going to be as good as what you get in a professional office.
How well something works depends from one person to the next. There are a number of companies that are trying to improve their products to help provide customers with high quality products. When customers want to use these strips, they should lower their standards so they aren’t disappointed. Plastic strips are great for doing whitening jobs at home. Trays are designed by a dentist and strips are designed to be used by everyone in general.
Dental strips cause no risk and but for people who want to have a white smile faster, then seeing a dentist is going to be the best option.