Best Teeth Whitening Method
There are many teeth whitening methods available, but they don’t all provide the best results. Choosing a treatment that won’t give you the best results can be frustrating and expensive in the long run.
Today we’re going to compare Opalescence Boost (our in-office procedure) with two of the most common types of at-home whitening treatments: over-the-counter products and at-home whitening trays.
Each type of teeth whitening has its benefits and drawbacks, but let’s discuss why our in-office procedure does a better job than the best teeth whitening kits available or trays you get through your dentist.
The best results come from Opalescence Boost.
In-Office Treatment Is More Effective Than Over-The-Counter Kits
One of the best teeth whitening kits available, and one that is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA), is Crest Whitestrips. These are simple to use – you apply a strip to your teeth and leave it on for a half-hour once a day for two weeks. At best, these strips will give you results that are equivalent to Opalescence Boost.
However, if your teeth aren’t as heavily stained and you don’t need something as practical as Opalescence Boost, using Crest Whitestrips is still better than applying over-the-counter products to your teeth. Over-the-counter treatments contain the same active ingredient as Crest Whitestrips – hydrogen peroxide (35% concentration).
Oral health care providers recommend that you stay away from products with 35% hydrogen peroxide, and many of these best whitening kits aren’t approved by the ADA because they don’t provide the best results.
Why Opalescence Boost is best: our in-office teeth whitening treatment gives you a better result because it contains 38% hydrogen peroxide! This higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide makes your teeth up to 8 shades lighter than with best teeth whitening kits.
Over-the-counter treatments also contain other ingredients that can make them less effective (and more tolerable). For example, best whitening kits use carbamide peroxide, while our in-office tooth whitening treatment uses a combination of hydrogen and carbamide peroxide.
Teeth Whitening Trays Are Not as Effective as In-Office Treatments or Best Teeth Whitening Kits
According to the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, trays you use at home for teeth whitening are typically not as efficient as in-office treatments. They concluded that best kits and in-office therapies were more effective than tray methods.
Opalescence Boost is the best in-office teeth whitening treatment that provides the best results. To learn more about our in-office teeth whitening procedure, call us at 773.697.9861 or schedule online with ZocDoc.