In April bought a sonic toothbrush to help whiten my teeth instead of going with Zoom whitening from a dentist. It’s a high-end toothbrush that I paid more than $200. The investment was worth it to me, because I thought I would ultimately save on the cost of getting Zoom and having to do follow-up appointments. I have used the sonic toothbrush with whitening toothpaste for about 3 months now, but I am not noticing any difference at all. I know that my teeth feel cleaner, but they are still pretty yellow. What toothpaste do you recommend to get my teeth whiter? Thanks Carl P.
Carl – Although a sonic toothbrush might get your teeth cleaner than a manual toothbrush, it won’t get them any whiter. Consider a few facts about why whitening your teeth Zoom produces better results.
Better Results with Zoom Whitening
- Whitening toothpastes may remove surface stains, but they won’t get your teeth any whiter. It doesn’t stay on your teeth long enough to penetrate them and break down stains.
- If you want whiter teeth that will last, it’s best to receive teeth whitening from your dentist.
- You can find a dentist who offers in-office treatment with Zoom to give you a brighter smile within an hour.
- You will receive a take-home whitening kit to continue the whitening process, and to use for touch-ups to keep your smile its brightest.
Take-Home Whitening – An Alternative
Take-home whitening is less expensive than in-office treatment. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to make custom trays. You will put whitening gel in the trays, and wear the trays each day for the amount of time your dentist specifies. Within two weeks, you will have a bright smile. You can do touch-ups once or twice a year to keep your brilliant smile.
There are certain types of stains that whitening gel will only make more noticeable. Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine if teeth whitening is right for you and which treatment will work best.
This post is sponsored by Chatham, NJ top dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.