Published: Jan.26.2011 @ 12:40 am | Print | Email |
Perhaps the most popular cosmetic dental procedure is teeth whitening. Teeth can get stained from drinking coffee, smoking or eating certain foods. Antibiotics and other medications sometimes cause teeth discoloration. Today, there are hundreds of different products and procedures to whiten teeth. Among the products that are quickly gaining popularity are teeth whitening pens.
Teeth whitening pens are specially designed applicators that contain a whitening gel. The gel typically contains a strong oxidizing compound such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaching agents break down stains and whiten teeth.
The composition of the pen differs from one brand to another. Some pens contain a liquid instead of a gel. The bleaching agent is formulated in such a way that it easily reaches all areas of the teeth where stains and bacteria accumulate. They are designed to produce results quickly and effectively.
Because these types of pens are very convenient and easy to use, more and more people are starting to use them. It is best to brush your teeth first before applying the gel. This will remove food particles on your teeth and ensure maximum results. The gel should be applied evenly to each stained tooth. The gel will dry quickly and form a thin film over the teeth as it begins the whitening process. Avoid getting the gel on your lips and gums to prevent chemical burns.
There are several brands of teeth whitening pens available in today's market. Listerine and Rembrandt have pens to whiten teeth. There is also the Idol and Zoom whitening pens. Depending on the brand, the gel can be applied once or twice a day. Your teeth will look brighter and whiter after two weeks.
One big advantage of whitening pens is that they are very compact and convenient to use. You can easily take them with you when you travel. The gel is also very easy to apply. Simply twist the bottom of the pen to fill the applicator, and you are ready to apply the gel on your teeth. These pens are also very affordable yet effective.
Teeth whitening pens provide the best option when it comes to convenience and ease of use. Different brands vary mainly in price, but the use and results are comparable. They can be used instead of teeth whitening trays, strips or toothpaste. However, no matter what product or method you use, always make sure your teeth and gums are healthy.