How Do Teeth Whitening Pens Work?

Tooth whitening pens are very simple to use – you simply apply the formula using the pen applicator to your teeth and let it get to work. You can swipe the product on in seconds, and with the precision of a pen applicator, you’ll be able to tackle any areas of staining or yellowness with precision.

Some kits will contain additional equipment, such as a UV light, to enhance your results and speed up the whitening process.

Most whitening pens don’t require a lengthy wait, you simply apply the product, and then you can get on with your day without washing the product off or rinsing out moulds. Most whitening pens will contain multiple treatments, so you can apply again and again in order to achieve powerful whitening on the go.

Since they’re so portable, it’s easy to pop a whitening pen into your purse or pocket, so you can whiten whilst you go about your day or before an important event or meeting.

Are they effective?

Yes, whitening pens are designed to provide professional-style whitening results with ease. The majority of users will experience significant lightening, with teeth visibly whiter and brighter by several shades, and stains reduced or completely removed.

Whitening pens often contain the same or similar ingredients to those used by dentists, allowing you to achieve incredible results from home, and they take very little time to get to work on your smile.

Whitening pens are often formulated to reduce sensitivity and protect your tooth enamel, so you don’t need to worry about the impact of extreme sensitivity post treatment. However, it’s important to remember you should always consult with your dentist if you have any dental issues that are ongoing, for example, crowns, caps or other dental work, or if you have any tooth pain or sensitivity.

Results will always depend on your starting point – for those with significant staining, for example, more treatments may need to be repeated before you’ll achieve your desired whitening results, whereas others with lesser staining may achieve a bright smile more rapidly.

It’s also important to remember that no whitening solution is permanent, not even those offered by dentists. If you continue to consume coffee, red wine or tea, for example, your teeth will eventually become stained again, so treatments may need to be repeated. With tooth whitening pens, however, repeating treatments is quick, easy and cost-effective.

Leading brands

There are many different options on the market from leading dental brands such as Crest with their hugely popular whitening range, Colgate, Philips and VieBeauti. Crest offer a whitening pen that provides real whitening results in just one minute – their ‘apply and go’ product allows you to simply leave it on, so you can go about your daily routine whilst brightening your smile.

Crest’s formula is also ideal for anyone with sensitive teeth, as the formula helps to prevent the sensitivity many whitening fans fear. They also boast 5x more peroxide per drop in their formula for enhanced whitening and a super fast result. Colgate’s offering also includes a unique purple light. This flexible UV light helps to boost the whitening process when applied after their whitening pen, and the kit itself promises to remove 10 years’ worth of stains in just three days – which is an incredible result for anyone seeking a gleaming grin!

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