My mum is Italian, and she is always looking for ways to sbiancare denti a casa, which means “whiten teeth at home”. I recently noticed my teeth were looking stained and asked my mother what I should do. She recommended I try a teeth whitening pen.
Having stained teeth can be very embarrassing, but my mum said the industry to deal with this problem has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years. You have probably already seen all the commercials for teeth whitening strips, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and various other products that promise to whiten your teeth. Finding the best product might take a little bit of trial and error, and everybody has their own personal preferences. The teeth whitening pen is another product that offers a simple solution for getting a brighter smile. These pens are easy to use and portable enough to carry around with you at all times. They can certainly supplement good oral hygiene habits to give you whiter teeth than just brushing and flossing alone.
How does a Teeth Whitening Pen Work?
The basic premise of any teeth whitening pen is similar to the application of whitening strips or gels. You are essentially applying a bleaching agent to your teeth that is meant to reduce stains and hopefully get your teeth a few shades lighter. You won’t find much variation in the power of the active agent between various types of commercial teeth whitening pens. For the most powerful bleaching agents you would have to go to your dentist anyways. You can’t go wrong with most of the teeth whitening pens on the market, and none of them standout as extraordinarily better than the rest. If you find a teeth whitening pan that is more expensive, it might be part of a greater package designed to whiten your teeth. Or you might simply be paying for more than one pen as many companies packaged a group of pens together for greater convenience. Here are some of the most popular brands of teeth whitening pans on the market.
Why should I use a Teeth Whitening Pen?
Remember that the active ingredient is not unique to your chosen teeth whitening pen, so what you are paying for is a different type of application. Teeth whitening strips are an effective way to get rid of stains, but they won’t be all that effective for people who have crooked teeth. Whitening strips need to be applied evenly so that the active ingredient can have a chance to do its job. Some people prefer using teeth whitening pens because it gives them more control over the area they want treated. It’s also a lot faster and comparatively easier, and if you can apply nail polish to your fingers you are basically performing the same action on your teeth.
How do I use a Teeth Whitening Pen?
The advantage of using a teeth whitening pen is that all of them are very easy to use. You simply twist the bottom of the pen until a small amount of the whitening agent appears on the application area. You dab the gel onto the teeth you want treated and wait a few seconds for the gel to set in. Some pens will require you to rinse your mouth afterwards, while others will use agents that will dissolve naturally. No matter which one you choose, it’s important not to eat or drink anything for a little bit so that you give the active agent a chance to work. Also make sure that you apply your teeth whitening pen in a well-lit area where you can see your teeth clearly. Be careful not to go overboard with the application because there is always the danger of getting uneven results. There is also the temptation to “power out” your stains by applying the pen more than necessary, but you must be patient for the product to work properly. You might see some positive initial results, but just like teeth whitening strips this product needs time to work. Stains can build up over a period of many years, and you need some time to get rid of them.
Remember that before using your teeth whitening pen you should take the time to brush and floss. And always keep in mind that no whitening process should take the place of good oral hygiene care. If you find that the bleaching agent is irritating your gums and causing a great deal of pain and you should stop use immediately and visit your dentist.