1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Is it Safe to Whiten Teeth at Home?

By

Question: Is it Safe to Whiten Teeth at Home?
Answer: Teeth whitening is one of those quick beauty fixes that can totally change your look while knocking out your pocketbook. Many dentists have jumped on the trend & offer teeth whitening in their offices, or you can splurge at a whitening spa such as BriteSmile (which will offer you a 2 for 1 deal if you bring a friend). But while nothing will work as fast as a professional laser whitening procedure, the over-the-counter remedies will give you great results, according to New York dentist Dr. Jennifer Salzer in the September 2005 issue of Lucky Magazine.

Here are some options to try:
1. The strips. Crest Whitestrips Premium Plus Compare Prices actually work & are quite affordable.

2. GoSmile System. Compare Prices This bleaching tray system is a bit pricier than the strips but they work great and are easier on sensitive teeth.

3. Whitening toothpaste. Compare Prices The toothpaste is actually better for maintaining your white smile after you've lightened. So use #1 or #2 and then invest in some toothpaste. Just remember to drink your tooth-staining coffee & dark sodas from a straw.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.