If you’re looking for an over the counter product to whiten your teeth there is quite a variety to choose from. You can find whitening strips that have been treated with a bleaching gel which you place on your teeth, one for the uppers and one for the lowers, for about thirty minutes while the whitening agent works. Whitening toothpastes are popular for first-time users. There are no special instructions, just brush as usual and wait for results. Both methods are safe for use as long as they have earned the Seal of Approval from the American Dental Association which you will find displayed on the packaging.

The results of these and other over the counter whitening products vary from person to person. If you’ve tried them and they haven’t worked as well as you had expected you may want to ask your dentist about the advantages of a professional whitening system.

A professional strength whitening treatment will cost more than an over the counter product but the effects can be worth the expense depending on your expectations. If you prefer to whiten in the privacy of your own home your dentist can supply custom-fit trays and solution for home use.

Whatever whitening method you choose be sure to consult with your dentist. She will evaluate your teeth to make sure they will be receptive to the treatment and discuss the options that may be best for you. Make your appointment with Dr. Ghai today, call Crescent Dental @ 919-251-5605 in Cary, NC.