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Compares Several Teeth Whitening Methods

Author: Jenna Smith

With all the teeth whitening products on the market today, if I didn't know any better I would have to say that this country's toothpaste manufacturers must not be doing a very good job. How else can you explain just how popular teeth whiteners are, without pointing the finger at the first line of defense -- your toothpaste?

But I think that's probably a discussion for a different day. Today, let's try and do a teeth whitening comparison so that we can find out which method, and which product, performs the best.

Before we begin, just a little note -- because there are so many different teeth whitening methods out there, and so many competing teeth whitening products on the market, we can't possibly cover everything in the limited space we have here.

So, I've put together some video reviews that I'd like to share with you that will give you a much better idea of exactly which teeth whitener is going to be the best for you. The links to these videos are down below, and we'll get to them in just a second.

Plus, I'll also show you some sneaky tricks that will allow you to pick up some of the most popular and effective teeth whiteners for free. (Just so you know, these are teeth whitening systems that can typically cost anywhere from $50-$100. So please stay tuned for that.)

But first, let's just talk about some very basic ways to compare teeth whiteners...

You basically have three classes of whiteners -- you have your whitening toothpaste, you have whitening strips, and then you have gel-based teeth whitening systems.

Let me just dismiss an entire class of these right now. If you think that you're going to get the kind of smile and look that you're after just by using a whitening toothpaste, you're kidding yourself. Regularly using whitening toothpaste might help you maintain a decent looking set of choppers, but it will never, ever restore a dull smile.

Next you have the whitening strips. While these are better, most people don't think they contain enough active ingredient to really do an effective job in a reasonable amount of time. Most of the reviews I've read have basically said that while the strips are certainly better than a simple toothpaste, you should plan on a definite time commitment if you're looking for anything even approaching decent results.

Finally, we have systems that use basically the same active ingredients that you would find if you visited your dentist for a whitening treatment. As you might imagine, these have been shown to be the most effective.

The only problem with them is that the cost is obviously much higher. Still, even if you were to pay full price for these teeth whitening systems, you'd still be saving significant amounts of money versus a trip to the dentist's office.

But remember, there are ways to get even very high priced and a effective teeth whiteners for free. More on this in a second.

The last class of whitening products, which I haven't even really mentioned up until now, would be a whitening treatment administered by your dentist. This will get good results -- although studies have been done that showed that nearly everyone believes a quality at-home whitener performs just as well, if not better. But as I mentioned above, you can expect to pay anywhere from $750 up to a few thousand dollars for this.

And what's more, most dentists admit that their patients almost always return for multiple visits before they get the results they're after. So you can see that this can become quite expensive very quickly.About the Author:

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