Reviews of Teeth Whitening Kits

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Teeth whitening kits are a relatively recent phenomenon. Till a decade or so back, if you wanted to whiten your teeth, you had to go across to the dentist’s office to get it done. Many people found this to be quite wearisome, even though the dentist’s procedures did produce good results.

Many marketers realized that people would pay for good teeth whitening kits that they could use in the comfort of their own homes. Thus, there came a flood of products into the market all promising pearly-white teeth. You can find these kits in many different kinds of retail outlets including chemists’ shops, grocery stores and more.

These kits are quite affordable when compared to the costs involved in getting a dentist to do the whitening job (for example, laser teeth whitening can commonly cost up to $1500). And cosmetic dentistry is often not covered by health insurance plans, so cost is a consideration. This was another major selling point for the teeth whitening kits.

Let’s take a look at some of the common whitening kits available on the market.

Many people have achieved good results with the Zoom Weekender’s Kit. This kit can whiten teeth by a maximum of six shades with just three applications. The kit can be used at home, without any need for a dentist’s supervision. The downside is that each application need to be in place for anywhere from four to six hours, which is quite a long time, even when you are doing it at home. This product is a good seller and there have been favorable consumer reviews about it.

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The Supernova Whitening Kit is another product on the market. It is said to work quite reliably. Those who wish to whiten their teeth can make casts of their own teeth. The whitening gel is placed into trays made based on these casts. The kit offers detailed, step by step instructions on how to go about the process. In addition, the company offers your money back if you are not satisfied with the product. Overall, many purchasers have found this kit to be useful.

There are also teeth whitening kits that use a generic tray instead of a custom built one. The Aquafresh White Tray is an example. You have to fill the tray they supply with the whitening gel. The company does not disclose the concentration of hydrogen peroxide it uses, claiming it to be proprietary information. The major downside is that because it uses a generically designed tray, it is not possible to protect the gums and lips from the hydrogen peroxide gel. This means that the gums and lips may come into contact with the gel, resulting in pain and discomfort. This is usually temporary, though.

The Crest Whitestrips Premium is another popular whitening kit. It costs considerably less than the Zoom kit mentioned above. Unfortunately, the results are not as long lasting as those obtained with Zoom. The system uses strips coated with special compounds to achieve the whitening. These strips must be placed directly on the areas where the stains are present. This is a serious disadvantage if the stains are in difficult to reach locations. The kit can produce teeth that are three shades lighter. The strips must be kept in place for about half an hour twice daily.

There are other types of teeth whitening kits also available. It is best to consult your dentist before buying one.

Common alternate terms and spellings include: teeth whiting, teeth whiteing, teeth whitning, bleaching teeth, yellow teeth, teeth whiter

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chris@dental implants los angeles

Awesome choices for this your reviews.

I would advise using the Crest Whitestrips. I’ve actually used them myself and found the results to be what I was looking for. I didn’t have coffee-stained yellow teeth so I’m not sure if its strong enough for those kinds, but for a casual teeth whitening its perfect.

shahil@teeth whitening

Crest Whitestrips is good product for removing normal yellow stains.

Jeff@easy teeth whitening kits

There are a few new products in the Crest Whitestrips line, promising to whiten your teeth faster and easier than the original Whitestrips. They’re all different in application, so check out all your options to find one that works best with your lifestyle.

Greg@absolutemartialarts

When we were young we used toothpaste and salt to whiten our teeth. But when we’re old our dentist recommends Crest Whitestrips, it’s very affordable and very effective, too.

Mike @ Conversion Van

I used the Crest Strips and couldn’t keep them on my teeth they moved around a lot and I didn’t have good luck with them.

Sean@getwhiterteeth

Ive used the Crest strips with some success. Kind of awkward to use, but effective. All the above are great if you dont want to spring for the custom molds and more expensive options.

John@Cosmetic Dentist Vancouver

The best results will still come from professional dentists.. But for casual teeth whitening that you can do at home, these products are okay and generally recommended by dentists. It’s great that these products have come out in this generation because not everybody can afford to go to a cosmetic dentist and have a procedure performed.

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Laser teeth whitening costing up to $1500 is very expensive indeed. I am going to look into Crest Whitestrip as a few of the comments have suggested. Great post btw very informational.

James@Looking for the best way to whiten teeth

$1500 to get teeth whitened? Thats too expensive and I would rather go with at-home teeth whitening kits, even if it lasts shorter compared to laser whitening. Good article by the way.

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Well a ransom $1500 for whitening your teeth is an expensive idea. Rather the home-kits for teeth whitening are cheaper and also quite effective. Thanks for sharing the nice information.

Fred@Razor Pocket Mod Scooter

Yeah I think $1500 for teeth whitening is just too expensive. Is it 100% success guaranteed?

Albert@Bowflex 5 Series Treadmill

I don’t think $1500 is too expensive for teeth whitening. Last year I read another teeth whitening treatment which was cost $1600. And one of my friend took this treatment and were very satisfied with the result.

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they definately do whiten your teeth. you can get kits ordered over the internet much cheaper than at the dentist (you take the impression of your teeth and send it back to them to make the trays), but maybe not as super white as the pictures will have you believe! i had some stains which needed to be polished off at the dentist as well.
i know that it doesn’t work on crowns (my dad whitened his teeth but the crowned tooth stayed yellow), but i’m not sure about dentures -best check with a denture clinic first incase you waste your money.
my dentist says that all teeth will gradually yellow over time. i believe yellowing is increased with smoking, coffee etc. but some people are just luckier than others

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