Do whitening strips work? This question has become imperative considering several debates in the last few years. Consumers are even more agitated and desire to know if whitening strips are really as effective as a lot of manufacturers and marketers are claiming. Moreover, they also want to know if some of the reviews they read online are not marketing gimmicks.

What are whitening strips?

Whitening strips are small pieces of polyethylene, which is a flexible plastic that moulds to the top of the surfaces, around the edges and into crevices between the teeth. Every strip is coated with a gel treatment made from hydrogen peroxide, which reacts with moisture in the mouth. The result of course, is to breakdown and get down into the enamel of teeth where stains may have accumulated over a period of time.

Do Whitening strips work?

According to studies, whitening strips have the ability to brighten and whiten your smiles. However, the fact that studies have revealed that they are effective is not the only reason why hundreds of thousands of people all over the world use them; they are also very affordable. You can buy a whitening strip as low as $10 or below, which makes it very affordable.

The American Dental Association (ADA) have also given a kind of approval to both over the counter whitening strips and the ones being sold by dentists. What this means is that some of these products are safe and effective enough to qualify for the American Dental Association ADA Seal of Acceptance. Despite the high ratings being enjoyed by some of these products, the ADA however, recommends that a dentist’s approval or advice is necessary in order to avoid complicating existing problems with your teeth.

Despite all the positive reviews and ratings being given to whitening strips, the products only provide lasting results when they are used according to instructions of the dentists or the manufacturers. If applied appropriately, the chances of getting a very impressive result will be very high. This will also ensure that you do not suffer from any side effects from using any of the products.