A lot of people have been asking me whether the tooth whitening kits are actually safe to use, or whether there are certain precautions should be taken. To answer this it is important to understand which tooth whitening kits are best to use. In this article I’ll be looking at the various options available to you stop.
You’ll find advertised in a lot of places various teeth whitening kits that promise to make your teeth white in very short time periods, and on the face of it look very good. How can you tell these are what they say and are perfectly safe to use. It is quite tempting to get hold of one of these because become a relatively cheap price, but when you compare it to the cost of having a professional treatment undertaken by a dentist.
Here are a few questions that you should be asking yourself before you even purchase a tough whitening kit:
Does the product have any approvals within either the EU or the FDA in America?
When you look at the product always read everything you can about it and see what endorsements actually has, if any. A good product will be either endorsed by the FDA in America, or will comply with EU recommendations. If the product doesn’t do so then it is best to walk away from it and check out another.
What active ingredient does the teeth whitening kit use
Up until recently the main active ingredient was a peroxide-
based tooth whitening solution. A lot of these had approvals on the other hand, some of these received bad press as they were stating that they had the strongest concentration of peroxide for fast teeth whitening. What this meant was that if they were news correctly it could have caused a lot of sensitivity within the mouth. As a direct result of this new regulations are due to come in at the end of 2012, restricting the use of such products.
A viable alternative, which is becoming very popular is that of a sodium bicarbonate
based tooth whitener. Despite initial reservations. These are now proved to be a very effective product to be used in teeth whitening kits.
What is the strength of the actual tooth whitening project gel
The most popular products use peroxide strength between 11 and 16%. However, there were some that were released to the market with strengths much higher than this. From the end of 2012. It will not be possible to purchase over-the-counter any peroxide-based product with a strength exceeding 0 .1%. You will find certain products on the market which should be available with this level of strength peroxide. However, the effectiveness will be virtually nil.
This of course does not apply to the sodium bicarbonate based products and these will continue to be marketed without any restrictions.
Does the teeth whitening kit use the latest technologies and 21st-century in the teeth whitening process
Always make sure that the product you use use the latest and best method of teeth whitening. As I said previously, the sodium bicarbonate has become very popular but in addition to this use of a blue light has also been shown to be effective in increasing the levels of teeth whitening.
I stress that you must do your homework before you purchase any products. For up to date information, then please check out our reviews and articles.