Teeth Whitening Strips – The Pros and Cons
Teeth whitening strips are yet another popular whitening product currently at the top of the cosmetic dental market. Available from a variety of high street stores, these magical strips can be placed on the surface of your teeth to banish those unsightly yellow stains and transform your lack-lustre smile into a glowing white grin. But, as with all whitening products, there are both pros and cons to using teeth whitening strips; below, we outline just a few of each.
Teeth whitening can be expensive, especially if you opt for a professional treatment at the dentists. However, teeth whitening strips are one of the more affordable options to brighten your gnashers. Costing anywhere between £10 and £40, not only are teeth whitening strips a more viable option for many, but they are also widely available, meaning you can pick them up at your convenience and begin your whitening treatment immediately!
While it may take no time at all to purchase teeth whitening strips, depending on what brand you choose, their application process can be long. When testing the Rapid White Express Teeth Whitening Strips, our reviewer Shannon found that although they were said to take 5-7 minutes to dissolve, she needed to leave them on for 10-15 minutes for them to totally disintegrate. Consequently, if you’re repeating this process every day (sometimes twice!) for a week or two, the amount of time taken overall can end up being pretty lengthy.
There’s no doubt that teeth whitening strips are one of the easiest whitening products to use. While other whitening products such as gels or blue light kits often contain active agents that must be carefully contained, teeth whitening strips are far less complicated. All you have to do is follow the instructions, which usually direct you to peel off the back of the strips, stick them to the surface of your teeth, leave them on for a certain amount of time, take them off when the time is up and rinse out your mouth to wash away any debris.
If your teeth are particularly misshapen or a little crooked, you may find it difficult to cover your them evenly with whitening strips. This may then result in a patchy effect whereby certain teeth are whiter than others and thus stand out when you smile. Additionally, you may also find that some strips are not long enough to reach all of your teeth, meaning those at the back will remain discoloured. As such, it is worth reading the best teeth whitening strips reviews to ensure you aren’t left feeling disappointed with a product with design flaws like these.
While professional whitening treatments are said to be the most effective method of teeth whitening, when it comes to home whitening products, the results of teeth whitening strips are imminently noticeable. Considering these little strips are one of the gentler methods of teeth whitening in comparison to more potent products such as bleaching gels, they certainly make an impact and in a relatively short space of time too according to our reviews!
As with every whitening product, teeth whitening strips can cause your teeth or gums to become more sensitive. But if the instructions are followed carefully, there is little chance of experiencing any problems during or after using these strips. However, if you already have sensitive teeth or are prone to irritation, checking with your dentist first before embarking on any teeth whitening treatment is advisable.
While there are several pros and cons of using teeth whitening strips, here at Nice Gnashers, we have found them to be one of the most successful products when it comes to teeth whitening. To find out more about these potent little strips or a range of other whitening products, check out our independent teeth whitening reviews now!