So you’ve been thinking about how to improve your appearance and are ready to buy teeth whitening strips to get faster results. Compared to expensive porcelain veneers, braces and other restorative dentistry treatments, whitening strips are good value for money. The use of whitening strips can dramatically improve the colour of your teeth, making them lighter and whiter. According to dental experts, as long as less than 10% of hydrogen peroxide is used in a gel or kit per day, it is safe. Therefore, exceeding the recommended high concentration per day or continuous use can have adverse effects.  

How do teeth whitening strips whiten your teeth?

The teeth whitening strips are simple – the gel on the strips contains a whitening agent. When it comes into contact with your teeth, it bleaches any stains or discolouration.

Sea Salt Taste Teeth Whitening Strips

Sea Salt Taste Teeth Whitening Strips

What’s in the gel?

Non-dissolving strips

The important ingredient in most non-dissolving strips is hydrogen peroxide – a chemical that actually whitens your teeth and can be found in many teeth whitening products.

Dentists also use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth as part of a dental hygiene procedure. You can also obtain insoluble strips that are free of peroxide. Other ingredients are included to ensure that the strips stay moist, taste good and stick to the teeth.

3 tips for using teeth whitening strips

Tooth whitening strips are a fantastic way to improve our smiles at home. Although they are not as effective as the teeth whitening procedures carried out by dentists or hygienists, they can still work wonders. However, there is a right and wrong way to use these strips, which is why our dental team have detailed three useful tips for using teeth whitening strips. They are listed below.

Make sure you avoid certain foods and drinks for a period of time after applying the white strips. Avoid coffee, wine and other flavoured/coloured beverages for at least a few hours after application. The pores on your teeth will still be open and receptive to anything you put in your mouth after using the whitening strips for some time, so you should make an effort to avoid eating or drinking any dark coloured foods or drinks.

Whitening Strips Before And After

Whitening Strips Before And After

Never use a teeth whitening strip before brushing your teeth, but do not use toothpaste at this time. Before you apply the strips, it is crucial that you brush your teeth with a wet toothbrush (without fluoride toothpaste, or without toothpaste at all). This will open up the pores on your teeth, thus making them more receptive to the whitening agent in the whitening strips. After brushing your teeth with the wet toothbrush, rinse your mouth. After you have applied the strips and removed them after a period of time, you can then brush and floss as usual.

Don’t sleep with the strips on

One thing is for sure, you should never sleep with whitening strips on your teeth. Overuse can be dangerous. Although whitening products/procedures do not cause permanent damage, overuse can lead to considerable tooth sensitivity and gum whitening if the strips happen to come into contact with the user’s gums. It is important to realise that your teeth will not go from yellow to white overnight, so there is no reason to try this. If you want to get more information about the Onuge new products teeth whitening strips, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.