Do Whitestrips Work?

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Teeth Whitening Options in Comstock Park

If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your local Comstock Park grocery store, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Rockford MI were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Rockford MI area.

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses sold in Comstock Park are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in Rockford MI grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a tooth bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in Rockford MI dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you had chosen the professional Zoom whitening system or the professional strength home whitening system at your Comstock Park dental office.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most affordable system is at your Comstock Park dental office.

Dr. Bruce Stewart and Dr. Eric Hull would be happy to discuss which tooth whitening system is best for you.  Call our office, Stewart & Hull, at 616-827-7019. We are located at 769 York Creek Dr. NW Comstock Park. You can find more information on