teeth whitening 1 With teeth whitening now a popular choice for many people of all ages, there are several options available to choose from. Here, we look at different teeth whitening treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Visiting the Dentist
A dentist will either use a special laser or UV gel and UV light to whiten your teeth in a carefully controlled procedure. This leads to a fast and long-lasting result, which is why it is the most expensive method of teeth whitening. Teeth

Whitening Strips
If you wish to achieve a pearly white smile, you might choose to use teeth whitening strips. A whitening agent is applied to a thin plastic strip, which you then press to your teeth and leave on for a set amount of time, usually for half an hour, two times per day. The strips are simple to use but will only whiten the front side of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Using a tooth whitening gel involves placing a bleaching gel in a gum-shaped tray, which you then wear over your teeth for a set amount of time. The results are usually as impressive as a dentist’s treatment. This method is cheaper than visiting the dentists, but more expensive than using teeth whitening strips. It is sometimes possible to buy a UV device alongside the teeth whitening gel kit, which can speed up the lightening process by as much as 50%. Expect to pay a little more for the UV device.

Teeth Whitening Pen
A teeth whitening pen is a pen-like device containing a tooth whitening agent. A person literally ‘colours in’ the teeth, then waits 20 minutes for the gel to take effect. This is the cheapest of the man-made whitening options, but may have a reduced effect over time, as saliva can affect the longevity of the gel.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Mixing some lemon juice and baking soda into a paste and applying the paste to your teeth with a toothbrush is a home remedy said to be good for whitening teeth. If you wish to try this method, you should leave the paste on for one minute maximum and then brush off thoroughly. You should also only apply the paste once a week, as this method can damage the enamel of your teeth if overdone. Results are variable and as such this method cannot be counted as the most reliable way to whiten your teeth, however, it is cheaper than most of the other methods mentioned here.

Brushing After Eating
It is time-consuming, but this is a simple, safe and cheap way to brighten your teeth over time. Simply remember to brush your teeth with toothpaste for two minutes after every meal.
Certainly, some of these methods are cheap and can easily be carried out at home with little fuss. However, visiting the dentist to get your teeth whitened in Liverpool will usually produce a faster and more noticeable result – the choice is really up to you!