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Teeth Whitening...Everything You Need To Know

Updated: Feb 17



Even though teeth whitening is important, many people are unaware of the best teeth whitening products. Unfortunately, people continue to spend a lot of money on relatively ineffective and unsafe teeth whitening products just because the marketing industry is not always upfront about the qualities of the best professional teeth whitening products.

That said, before buying a teeth whitening product, it is imperative to consider the following factors:


Is it clinically tested?

Opt for a teeth whitening product that has been clinically tested and proven to deliver results. Wicked White offers top quality teeth whitening products that have been clinically tested and that are certified safe and effective.


The speed of the product

The best teeth whitening products often take time and repeated exposure before the results become obvious. Wicked White teeth whitening products are known to provide efficient results when used regularly and consistently. To keep your teeth looking their best, the brand recommends flossing, brushing twice daily, and regular in-office refresher sessions with Wicked White dental professionals.


Are there any side effects/irritations?

The truth is that many teeth whitening products including whitening strips and whitening tray and gel combinations are known to cause adverse reactions. However, users of Wicked White products rarely experience any side effects, even though sensitivity after the treatment may occur with some people. As a matter of fact, Wicked White whitening products are indeed a great product for people who experience tooth sensitivity on a regular basis. Wicked White does not dehydrate the teeth like many other products can, rather, they work with the oral fluids to minimize sensitivity.


The type of active ingredients

Beware of the fact that most teeth whitening products consist of carbamide peroxide, which is known to be harmful to the mouth, since it’s likely to decompose to urea and ammonia. More so, other teeth whitening companies use ingredients whose whitening benefits have not yet been clinically proven or tested. It is, therefore, imperative to check the ingredient label before settling on any teeth whitening product.

Wicked White is one of those brands that use active ingredients which have been clinically tested and certified safe for the teeth and for oral health in general. This brand only uses 100% pure ingredients and does not include fillers or additives to its teeth whitening products.


Price point

Even though it sounds quite exciting to buy products at relatively cheaper prices, it is also necessary to be on the safe side, especially when it comes to buying teeth whitening products.  The truth is that some teeth whitening products are made with safer ingredients whereas others are not. In a similar way, some teeth whitening products are effective, whereas others are not. Of course, the cheaper teeth whitening products are likely to be those made with ineffective or unsafe active ingredients. It is risky to spend money on low-quality products that you can’t trust.

Therefore, it is worth investing in a safe teeth whitening product that has been tested and proven to be effective. The reason is that good teeth whitening products, combined with regular dental visits will help you achieve a better smile, fresh breath and an overall optimal oral health, whereas, the low-quality ones could instead result in unpleasant side effects.

Knowing the qualities to look for in the best teeth whitening products, we will now look at the different kinds of teeth whitening products. It should be noted that there are two major groups of teeth whitening products, which includes those that can be used at home and those used by professionals. Individuals can always buy their teeth whitening products for home use from their local stores or grocery shops, whereas the professional teeth whitening products are those that can be made available to you only through your local oral health care provider.

Professional teeth whitening products are prescribed only after your dental professional has evaluated your individual needs. That said, it is possible to get your teeth whitened by a professional within the space of two hours. For instance, Wicked White professional teeth whitening services are not only cost-effective, but the dental health providers will also help you to achieve your healthiest, brightest smile within just a few hours.

Home teeth whitening products on the other hand, rarely guarantee instant results and that explains why you are expected to use them regularly and correctly for a certain duration of time before you can start experiencing the results. There are a lot of reasons why people prefer opting for home teeth whitening products, instead of scheduling appointments with their dentists or health care providers, but that could actually be a topic of its own. That said, we will dedicate the remaining part of this article to some of the best teeth whitening products that are recommended for home use.


Teeth whitening pen

A teeth whitening pen is simply a tool that is used in applying a teeth whitening gel to the enamel of the tooth. These pens are very convenient and easy to use as they do not result in mess nor fuss. One of the best teeth whitening pens that are currently in the market is the Wicked White professional teeth whitening pen. This pen contains only the best ingredients for teeth whitening since they have no harsh ingredients and preservatives. The Wicked White teeth whitening pen is particularly popular for whitening and refreshing smiles.


Teeth whitening gel

Most teeth whitening gels are made with peroxide, which is used to lighten discolored teeth caused by many factors, including the regular consumption of drinks such as coffee, tea, wine as well as prolonged use of tobacco. Of course, there are many different types of teeth whitening gels on the market, but Wicked White teeth whitening gel is simply exceptional. In the Wicked White Professional Advanced LED Take home kit, the gel is the same great quality to that used with in-office treatment, however, it is concentration is safe for at home whitening.


Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips are often placed on the teeth for an estimated duration of between 5 minutes to an (1) hour, depending on the type. Of course, just like teeth whitening gels, most teeth whitening strips should not be worn while eating nor drinking. Be cautious of the “one size fits all” as this can result in uneven whitening or blanching of the gums. Some brands are also know for causing extreme tooth sensitivity.


If you are interested in a brighter, whiter smile...we offer a 10 minute free whitening consult.

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