Which tooth whitening system is best?

There are several tooth whitening systems out there, but which one is best?

Well, the answer depends on several factors.

Many toothpastes boast superior whitening ability, however most offer only superficial whitening that does not penetrate into the underlying tooth structures.  Hence their whitening ability is very limited.

Whitening strips are another option offered my some companies.  Their whitening ability is better than toothpastes.  The down side is that they come in lower conentrations than professional whitening strips and can cause sensitivity in some people.  Also, they generally take about a month to notice any effect.

In office products that we offer come in several forms:

Britesmile:  The advantage is one appointment and you're done. We can control where the whitening product isapplied so there is less change for sensitivity.

Take home products in the office are also available, and come with desensitizers to help minimize sensitivity.

Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

In any case, it is always a good idea to have us evaluate you before starting any whitening process to help minimize problems


Dr. Salzberg