Are Over the Counter Whitening Strips Bad for Your Teeth?

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Over the counter whitening strips are one of the least effective teeth whitening methods available today. Not only are they often ineffective, they can also do serious damage to your enamel, making them something that is best to avoid.

To whiten teeth, whitening strips rely on various acids and bleaching agents. However, unlike gels applied with mouthguards, strips must be used with great frequency to achieve results. Due to the prolonged contact between teeth and the bleaching solution, whitening strips are much more likely to remove enamel, resulting in increased tooth sensitivity and generally weakening your teeth.

Professional Solutions

While whitening strips are the worst kind of teeth whitening solution, all store-bought kits are inferior to the professional teeth whitening options offered by Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young. We are pleased to offer the advanced Zoom! teeth whitening system, which includes both in-office and take-home options.   Our in-office whitening can lighten teeth up to ten shades in as little as one hour, and our take-home kits gently and effectively whiten every tooth in your mouth with their customized application trays. The solution best for you will be dependent on your unique needs and is best determined by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Young.

If you live in Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Conroe, or surrounding areas of Texas and would like more information about professional teeth whitening solutions, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Scott Young.