While visiting your dentist remains the initial step forward for many but that does not necessarily ensure that it is the best step forward or the most affordable step for that matter. It is for sure that your dentist is certainly more qualified professionally to handle teeth whitening but the fact is that your dentist still uses the same teeth bleaching agent, i.e. the peroxide solution that is also available in your regular home teeth whitening products. You may also be reassured by the actuality that the same manufacturers supply the solution to these dentists in the first place.
It is certainly a bit hard on the pocket when you get a whitening procedure done by the dentist. A dentist has access to the same basic working solution as we do, yet he charges several times the money required to buy an over the counter teeth whitening product. So why go to a dentist? Well first of all since you are taking refuge of a professional service you must be expected to pay accordingly and secondly you can be rest assured of guaranteed results without any damage to your teeth or the tissues inside your mouth. The results are also more amplified in case of a dental procedure since the professional are allowed to handle a slight higher concentration of peroxide.
For those of you who are tentative about the side effects of teeth bleaching can try out some of the tried and tested home solutions to teeth whitening. However, it is important to take heed of the fact that the home remedies are not as effective as the professional teeth whitening products and can at most get rid of the discoloration of the teeth. Some of the home solutions include the use of strawberries, lemon juice, baking soda solution and hard wood ash.
The tooth whitener used in the over the counter products are in slight weaker concentration compared to the peroxide used by the dentists. Therefore the use of teeth whitening strips and trays take a longer time to have optimal effect regarding whitening for teeth. These kits are easy to use and also save up on a lot of money. You can also make use of teeth whitening toothpastes or gums. Their action is a little different as in the peroxides bleaches the teeth whereas the toothpastes and gums have an abrasive action on stains and discoloration.