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Do teeth whitening pens really work?

When applying teeth whitening pens to your teeth, the bleaching gel works to break down enamel and lighten the teeth. Research from American Dental Association has shown that ingredients in teeth whitening pens do work and you can have a whiter smile in just a few days after using the product. Teeth whitening pens contain bleaching gels that usually consists of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.

What are teeth whitening pens?

Teeth whitening pens are the latest over-the-counter bleaching system. It uses the same types of peroxide compounds as other at-home teeth whitening systems. With a pen, the process is much simpler, easier to use that fits into consumers busy schedules. A teeth whitening pen is convenient because of its size, portability, only takes seconds to apply and works on your teeth almost instantly.

Ingredients of teeth whitening pens

The ingredients of teeth whitening pens usually contain a low-concentration of whitening agents and are far less effective than high-professional and more expensive in-office dental whitening. The bleaching agent used is either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The high-concentration gel contains 10-30 percent hydrogen peroxide, while low-concentration contains less than 10 percent.

How to use teeth whitening pens

  1. Remove cap.
  2. Twist back end of pen until gel comes out.
  3. Rub on teeth in circular motion. Be sure to get near the gum line and between each tooth.
  4. Dry with your hands for 15 seconds. No need to rinse.

Using a teeth whitening pen involves applying it to the teeth for few hours a day for a period of 5 to 14 days. Results can vary, depending on the original shade of your teeth. If your teeth are stained or very yellow, it will take longer for bleach to work on your teeth. Some people are achieving whiter teeth in a few days and others seeing very little results.

Side effects

Side effects of whitening pens may reduce tooth enamel, which may temporarily increase tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums. Tooth sensitivity often occurs during early stages of the bleaching treatment. Both of these conditions usually are temporary and disappear within one to three days of stopping or completing treatment.

Who should not use teeth whitening pens?

  • Consumers with sensitive teeth
  • Consumers with receding gums
  • Consumers who are sensitive to hydrogen peroxide

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