I keep seeing advertisements for a Premium Home Whitening Kit. I would love to whiten my teeth but my dentist is sort of high in cost. I wondered if this kit actually works and if so, is it safe?
I’ve looked into this kit. It has one great thing going for it and one issue that sort of underwhelms the benefit. First, the great thing. It uses a whitening ingredient of 36% carbamide peroxide. This is a valid whitening ingredient and will whiten your teeth.
The downside to this kit is the bleaching trays. These are sort of DIY trays and they will not fit well. That means saliva will get into the trays, which will dilute the whitening ingredient, in turn rendering it less effective. In addition to that, it will allow the diluted gel to leak out of the tray making it where you are getting even less of the whitening effect.
If you look at the image above, you can see the type of teeth whitening trays your dentist would prepare for you. These are custom fit to your bite, which keeps the whitening gel in and the saliva out.
Bottom line, you would have to use quite a few kits to get the same benefit you would out of going to your dentist. My suggestion is you speak to your dentist. Tell him that you would love to whiten your teeth but are having trouble meeting his price. It’s very likely he would allow you to pay it out.
I hope this helps.
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