Does Whitening Mouthwash Really Work?
By Santa Rosa Dental Care
December 29, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Here are some things to consider the next time you go shopping for a whiter smile.
We’ve all been there—the oral care aisle. If you don’t know what you’re looking for it can be a bit difficult to figure out what products are right for your smile. Every bottle seems to boast the benefits of whiter teeth, cavity-free mouths and amazing results. So how do you know what works and what doesn’t? And who wants to spend tons of money on something that isn’t going to actually promise results?
A Subtle Difference
If you’ve wanted to get a whiter smile for a while now, you may have considered trying a whitening mouthwash. While honestly the verdict is still out on whitening mouthwashes, some patients have had success; however, you dohave to be reasonable when you opt for over-the-counter whitening treatments. None of them are going to give you an instant and suddenly brighter smile. You may notice results, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks before you see the full effect. However, if you’re looking for a visibly brighter smile and you’re looking to get one soon, consider professional in-office teeth whitening instead.
Seal of Approval
The only way to truly shop for the best dental products is to look for the American Dental Association seal on the packaging. Those products with this trusty seal have met the ADA guidelines for safety and effectiveness. You can peruse the whole list of ADA approved oral care items here; however, from the looks of it, most ADA-approved mouthwashes don’t currently offer a whitening component.
In a Rush?
If you’re trying to get your teeth whiter for an important event or you’re tired of dingy coffee stains affecting your smile, you might want to consider a strong and faster alternative to whitening mouthwashes.
Sure the products that you find in your local pharmacy may be cheaper in the short term, but professional teeth whitening can give you a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter in under an hour. If at-home teeth whitening has you frustrated, skip the trial-and-error and call our office to find out more about our teeth whitening system.
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