Best teeth whitening kit at home – top 7 review for may. 2018 pregnancy safe antiemetics

– Extrinsic stains, the surface stains that the dentist often scrubs away, are caused by coffee, tea, smoking, red wine and foods that naturally cause stains (for example, spaghetti sauce). A whitening toothpaste, mouth rinse or whitening strips may take care of most extrinsic stains in between dental check-ups.

– Alternatively, intrinsic stains are deeper discolorations that build up inside the enamel, possibly due to aging, genetics or medications. Abrasive whitening pastes or bleaching may be necessary to remove these stains. In some cases, only dentist supervised whitening programs will be effective.

There are many different types of teeth whitening products on the market according to the stain you wish to remove. The majority of whitening kits are targeted towards extrinsic stains, although there are some kits that can tackle intrinsic stains as well.

Gum Irritation and at Home Teeth Whitening

A word of caution, when using teeth whitening solutions that place the whitening gel (which in most cases contains Peroxide) in a tray (such as the Rembrandt, GLO Science or AuraGlow) be careful to only place enough gel to cover the teeth (keep the gel away from the gums – and wipe of any excess gel with a cotton bud) and only apply the product for the recommended period of time.

In the quest to achieve great results it is tempting to overapply the gel and to keep the guard in place for extended periods of time. Doing so, however, increases the risk of gum damage, which although temporary is quite uncomfortable – trust us we know!

The 3D strips do a remarkable job. You should start to see some noticeable whitening after 3-4 days; after the full 20-day treatment period most people’s teeth are a full two shades whiter. The strips are able to remove intrinsic stains that are below the surface of the tooth’s enamel.

Crest claims that the 3D Professional teeth whitening kit can remove “14 years” worth of stains. The only negative is that some people with very sensitive teeth may feel some discomfort or pain when the strips are applied; we’ll have a product for them later on.

Pro tip: we did try to avoid swallowing as much as possible when wearing the strips, and the strips are a little fiddly to remove the first few times (it gets easier over time, and it can help if you peel them off the back of the teeth first).

If you’re skittish about whitening strips (although there’s no reason to be) or if you’re just old-fashioned, Crest also makes a very good whitening toothpaste system called “3D White Brilliance.” The Groom+Style team has reviewed it in detail, and you’ll find it listed as #7 on this list.

Dental office whitening treatments can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars for take-home whitening trays, to more than $1000 for full-scale laser treatment. For that investment, you could buy lots of Crest 3D Professional Effects kits – which do you think makes sense to try first?

The applicator trays stay on for 20 minutes, then you take them off to rest for 10 minutes, put them back on for another 20 minutes. You repeat this pattern until two hours is complete. The kit requires four 20-minute applications, which is sufficient for two-hour sessions with four 10-minute rest periods.

Similar to Crest strips, Rembrandt uses hydrogen peroxide in their whitening kit. In addition, the kit contains potassium hydroxide, which is a harsher chemical used to bleach teeth, hence how this product is able to make teeth noticeably whiter in just a couple of hours.

The downside is that the chemicals can cause a mild burning sensation during use, which can be painful. To minimize any pain, use sensitive toothpaste like Sensodyne for a couple of weeks prior to using the kit, take some ibuprofen just before use, and apply Vaseline and Q-tips as mentioned earlier.

The bottom line, though, is that the Rembrandt 2-Hour kit works. No, your teeth won’t look as white as those on a beauty pageant contestant, but they’ll get much brighter and the effect will last as long as six months. They are also very reasonably priced.

The heat and LED light inside the mouthpiece “accelerate” the whitening action of the hydrogen peroxide that is contained in the gel. You will spend 32 minutes per day on a treatment. This 32 minutes is split into four, 8-minute sessions – between each session you rinse out your mouth and mouthpieces and apply a new layer of the G-Vial gel. The mouthpiece will blink and automatically switch off after 8 minutes so you do not need a separate timer.

Compared to the 3D strips, the length of the treatment is definitely a plus ( 5 days versus 20 days), with the final whitening effect slightly superior. GLO says it can whiten teeth on average five shades in five days (which has a nice ring to it) and is probably not too far from the truth.

AuraGlow’s gel is very strong and definitely not for the faint-of-heart or sensitive-of-teeth. It contains 35% carbamide peroxide as a whitening agent, equivalent to about 12% hydrogen peroxide. By comparison, the GLO Science gel has 6.5% hydrogen peroxide. The bottom line: AuraGlow is a lot stronger, so it whitens fast – but leaves some people with aching teeth.

Over time your teeth brighten– if you use it daily, of course, the process will be more rapid. We do not think this product is as effective as the kits ranked above it, but they are all designed for specific time lengths while the benefit of the Just Pure White pen is convenience more than speed.

With whitening strips, trays and other systems all claiming that they’re the best treatment for discolored teeth, you might wonder why so many whitening toothpastes are on the market as well. Groom+Style wondered the same thing, so we checked out the one that’s most highly-regarded.

Crest’s 3D White Brilliance is actually more than just toothpaste; it’s a two-step system. Twice a day, you brush with the deep-cleansing, foaming toothpaste that fully cleans your teeth and mouth. Then without rinsing, you brush with the peroxide-based whitening gel that polishes your teeth and is similar to the stuff they use to clean your teeth in the dentist’s office. The toothpaste has somewhat of a minty flavor while the gel has the same taste as Crest’s whitening strips. The combination isn’t as pleasant as the flavored toothpastes on the drugstore shelf, but it’s not too bad. It’s fine for most sensitive teeth, too.

Also, I find it very difficult to believe that they would whiten veneers or caps (although we are not dentists so we could certainly be wrong). One of the key issues you need to be aware of when whitening teeth if you have veneers or caps, is that veneers are created to blend with your tooth color at the time they are inserted, and all teeth whitening kits that we have come across warn that they are not designed to whiten veneers. The best practice in this area, from what we can tell is to:

Porcelain veneers (fitted in 2 visits to your dentist) are extremely dense, smooth, not porous and so fairly color stable – they can get a light stain on the surface over time but a dentist can easily buff this off. Also, in some cases stains between the veneers can cause the actual veneer to look darker, once again a dentist can remove this easily with a fine diamond impregnated metal strip. From what we have read they should last 15 years or so.

Composite veneers (made by your dentist in one visit) will stain at a slower rate than normal teeth but much faster than Porcelain veneers. They should last about 3-5 years, and your dentist is your best bet to clean them if that is at all possible.