Whitening teeth is now more affordable than ever! Over-the-counter, or Do-it-yourself (DIY) options such as teeth whitening kits and whitening toothpastes are still the least expensive yet most effective methods of lifting tooth enamel stains.
Most adults in Australia worry that their teeth are yellow, off-colour, or look too dark, but fear that teeth whitening processes are simply too expensive to explore. Let’s bust that myth here!
Traditionally, you would have to spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars to whiten teeth visiting a dental professional over several sessions. Unfortunately, these results have been proven not to last. Compare it to bleaching your hair. You may spend a fortune to get it from brunette to blonde, but once you’re blonde, you can’t expect it to simply stay that way. Teeth bleaching in the dental chair is the same! The results may be satisfactory, but give it a couple of weeks of coffee, coloured foods and other staining factors, and you’ll be back to square one. On top of that, many Aussies dismiss the idea of teeth whitening as a whole, after factoring in how many visits it would take - several, depending on how discoloured the teeth are - and how much potential time, money, and pain would be involved.
Thanks to advancements in teeth whitening technology, Aussies now can whiten their teeth more affordably, more effectively, and pain-free. DIY or take-home teeth whitening products are simply too effective and too affordable not to take advantage of them.
Teeth Whitening 101
The main causes of yellow or discoloured teeth are diet, smoking, or bad dental hygiene. We suggest checking out our articles on which food and drinks to avoid, how to reduce ‘smokers’ teeth’, and how to improve on bad dental hygiene.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits vary, but all follow the basic principles of applying an active bleaching agent - usually hydrogen peroxide - to lift stains and discolouration off of the enamel on the teeth.
The fears of visiting a dentist, excruciating tooth pain, and thousands of wasted dollars can now simply be replaced by the use of quality, dentist-approved teeth whitening products.
The Best Teeth Whitening Products
Teeth whitening products are varied and readily available almost anywhere. It can be confusing and overwhelming trying to understand which ones to choose. Teeth whitening kits can be made up of everything from simple dental floss to LED mouthpieces. Throw in the thousands of different toothpastes and toothbrushes and you can easily see how confusing teeth whitening can be.
The important things to remember before embarking on your own DIY teeth whitening journey are good dental hygiene, quality of teeth whitening products, and following a daily teeth whitening routine.
It is vital to purchase teeth whitening products that are trusted and effective.
Bliss Oral Care is an Australian-owned teeth whitening and oral care company that offers dentist-approved and developed products that whiten teeth effectively safely at low prices. Bliss Oral Care’s clinically proven 3 Step Whitening System is a simple way to avoid confusion and misdirection when considering teeth whitening at home.
3 Step Whitening System
Bliss Whitening Primer Toothpaste is the first of its kind and contains special micro-polishers and natural enzymes which effectively remove surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee and smoking, and helps to return teeth back to their natural whiteness.
Unlike many other lesser quality brands, Bliss Whitening Primer Toothpaste does not contain microbeads, and will never use microbeads in any products.
Did you know a powered toothbrush reduces plaque buildup by 21% in just 3 months compared to manual brushing!? The Bliss Sonic Whitening Toothbrush uses advanced sonic technology to provide some of the most effective teeth cleaning on the market. Bliss has engineered the bristles to move side to side at 40,000 sonic vibrations per minute to drive toothpaste and water into every nook and cranny. Meanwhile, the oval-shaped brush ensures every tooth receives attention. Compare that to the 30-40 rotations per minute that your old toothbrush at home struggles to provide.
Brushing twice a day with our Sonic Whitening Toothbrush will help protect your teeth from decay, bad breath and tooth discolouration, while optimising your teeth whitening regimen.
Formulated by dentists for an intense yet gentle treatment, each whitening strip is clinically proven to whiten teeth, while remaining safe for your enamel. With 6% hydrogen peroxide and a non-slip design that effectively removes stubborn stains, these strips are the future of fuss-free whitening.
Bliss offers two types of whitening strips - leave-in and dissolving - to help best meet lifestyle requirements and convenience. Find out more about how teeth whitening strips work, and how they have become the go-to most affordable way to whiten teeth at home.
Teeth whitening can be an expensive, painful, and inconvenient process. Advancements in dental hygiene technology have now made whitening our teeth accessible, affordable, and convenient for millions of Australians.
Whitening teeth is a gradual process. There is no magic bullet or wand waving that will drastically accelerate the whitening process. Science has proven that the fundamentals of keeping good basic dental hygiene, using quality teeth whitening products, and staying consistent following a daily routine are the most effective and most affordable methods of whitening your teeth.