I keep receiving advertisements for Premium Home Whitening Products. Is this a good, reliable product? It does cost less than what my dentist charges.
I have done some looking into this. There is one positive and several concerns. Let’s start with the positive, because that is always my favorite. Their whitening ingredient is legitimate so it will whiten your teeth. That is great. There are many products out there that are total frauds, so at least this one has something going for it.
As for the things that concern me. The first is the light they advertise. It is ineffective and I believe it is just there for psychological reasons. That bothers me for a couple of reasons. One of which is they are willing to mislead patients. That is never a good sign in a company. Second, why charge patients for a light that doesn’t work? Leave the light out of it. Rely on the solid whitening ingredient you have and make your product less money.
Another concern I have is the bleaching trays. When a dentist makes bleaching trays for use with professional teeth whitening, they are custom designed to your particular bite. This serves a two fold purpose. It protects your gums from the whitneing gel, while simultaneously safeguarding its strength and integrity. The tray provided with this kit will do none of those things. This means your gel will leak, making it both less effective and putting the health of your gums at risk. Some patients have been known to need a root canal treatment as a result of take home kits, such as this one. Plus, the open trays allow your saliva to pool in the tray, which dilutes the gel that does stay in the tray.
You will need quite a few kits to do the same amount of whitening gel will accomplish through your dentist. My suggestion is you talk to your dentist about the product. While it may be less than what your dentist is charging, I doubt it is a whole lot less. See if your dentist will come close to matching that price and you will have a more effective whitening system for around the same price.
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