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Why Spend A Fortune If You Don’t Have To

Written By: contrac - Feb• 08•14

There was a time when you had to go to a dentist to bleach your teeth. Achieving the white bright smile of your youth was something that could be quite expensive. Luckily those days are well behind us. There are many options for those who want to get the white smile they crave. You can still go to your dentist to get the white that gleams, but you will end up paying much more for the same results. If you are looking for the most affordable way to turn back the hands of time and get stain free teeth, the over the counter products are your best option.

There are so many over the counter options to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Sites like Teeth Whitening Reviews help a lot, by giving their honest opinion. Strips are tape aids that you place over the teeth. They vary by brand, but for most, you have to wear them anywhere from three to ten days to get the results that you want. The only disadvantage that they have is that they can take more time than you want, and some can make your teeth very sensitive. Depending on the brand, they can be very time consuming, sometimes having to be worn twice a day, and some can be very gooey and taste extremely bad. A great alternative if you want a cheap fix, but there are some considerable downsides.

Many toothpaste and tooth washes now come with whitening ingredients. The biggest advantage of them is that there is no special process that you have to go through to get the results that you crave. All you do is brush your teeth as you would anyway, and you will see a difference within a week for most brands. They also work by staving off any stains in the future, which has a huge advantage over strips or trays. They also do not usually produce the same sensitivity that you get from the strips that are worn on the teeth.

You are still able to go to the dentist to get your teeth whitened in just one visit. The most obvious advantage is the guarantee of time. In just about thirty minutes time you have the white smile that you want. The biggest disadvantage is that they are costly. The over the counter products work just as well if you are willing to wait just a couple of days, so why pay so much more to get the same results?

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