Anyone who wants their teeth to look a bit brighter has probably thought about getting their teeth whitened. Teeth whitening is the process of ‘bleaching’ your teeth to remove any unwanted surface stains. While this is a highly sought after procedure, it can be quite expensive. If you’re wanting to try at-home teeth whitening methods, teeth whitening pens may be the solution for you. Parkcrest Dental discusses how teeth whitening pens work and if they may be a good fit for your dental routine.
What Is It?
Teeth whitening pens are about 4-6 inches long and are filled with a whitening gel. There are many different types of whitening pens so if you decide to use one, select one from a dental company you trust and that is ADA approved.
What Are The Claims?
Teeth whitening pens claim to reduce the appearance of surface stains on the tooth after use. Users first brush their teeth before using. Then, by using the tip of the teeth-whitening pen, brush the gel onto the surface of your teeth. Leave the substance on your teeth and let the gel work its magic! People have claimed that it is a very simple and easy solution for teeth whitening on the go if you don’t have a lot of time or can’t afford professional teeth whitening services.
Is It Safe?
One of the side effects of using teeth whitening pens is reduced tooth enamel. This may increase your tooth sensitively and mildly irritate your gums. Tooth sensitivity is known to occur after bleaching your teeth. These conditions are temporary and disappear within one to three days of stopping the treatment.
Should I Use It?
Dentists suggest using teeth whitening pens sparingly. Teeth whitening pens seem to work better more to maintain your white teeth rather than whitening them entirely. Using after a cup of black coffee or other teeth staining foods is most effective.
Choose Parkcrest Dental For Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening methods not doing the trick? Parkcrest Dental has a team of friendly, professional and knowledgeable dental specialists who can help you achieve a perfect white smile. We offer in-office GLO whitening treatment to our patients to help them achieve instant results. This procedure allows your dental provider to carefully apply a whitening solution to your teeth, and uses gentle heat and a patented Guided Light Optics (GLO) system combined with a closed system mouthpiece, to create your brighter smile before you even leave the office! Visit our Springfield, MO location today!