I received an offer for a discount on Premium Home Whitening by email. Before I “invest” in it, I would love to know if you have seen this product. If so, is it legitimate and effective?
After looking into this product I can tell you that the whitening ingredient is legitimate. It uses 35% carbamide peroxide, which will whiten your teeth. That being said, there are some drawbacks.
The first is the light. This is more bogus than a drawback. It will not do anything and is merely there for psychological reasons in my opinion. It won’t do any harm, but it does give me concerns that a company is willing to mislead their customers as a selling tactic.
The second concern I have is a drawback. The whitening trays they use will not be secure. This causes dual problems. First, your saliva will mix with the whitening gel, which will dilute the effectiveness of the whitening gel. Second, the whitening gel will leak from the tray. Not only will this mean you are getting less whitening gel on your teeth, but that gel that leaks can get on and underneath your gums, which will lead to other problems. There are even cases of over-the-counter whitening kits leading to the need for a root canal treatment.
Because of those issues with the tray, you are only getting a fraction of the whitening you would get with your dentist. You will have to do quite a few kits to make up the difference. If you are looking for safe, quality teeth whitening, I would do it through your dentist.
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