So What Works?
Spotlight teeth White Strips, £39.95 for 28 Strips No doubt you’ve seen strips before, but most of them come from America and are hard to get. these newbies are the only safe, effective european strips with0.1% hydrogen peroxide. ‘You don’t need high doses of an active ingredient for it to be effective,’ explain Dr lisa and Dr Vanessa. ‘Using a lower dose more frequently helps eliminate tooth sensitivity or gum pain.’ Use for one hour per day over a two-week period.
philips Zoom! Day white & Nite white gels,£395 each these work quickly and are safe to use at home. the price includes three syringes and your personal trays, which the dentist will make for you. ‘the day gel is a 6% hydrogen peroxide formula; the night is 16% carbamide peroxide. they both give you results within about three days with minimum sensitivity and, unlike some others, you don’t need to keep then in the fridge,’ advises Dr rhona. ‘Apply a tiny dot, the size of a pinhead, to the centre of each tooth in your tray. You can use the day gel for two 30 -minute periods or leave in overnight using the nighttime version.’
Boutique Whitening BY DAY & BY Night, £395 each these have the same percentage of hydrogen peroxide as the Zoom! gels and come in a set of three. You’ll need to book an appointment with your dentist, too, as they’ll create the trays for you.
philips Zoom! chair Side Whitening, £550 if you’re looking for results fast, this will get your teeth gleaming in your lunch break. hydrogen peroxide gel is applied, then your teeth are exposed to a special light device. After 15 minutes the gel is removed and fresh gel is used. the whole procedure takes around an hour. ‘for best results we also provide trays and either a day or night formula of gel to get you the whitest results possible,’ says Dr rhona. the price includes the trays for home whitening.
Spotlight Teeth Whitening Strips Kit, £39.50 Zoom Teeth Whitening Gel, £395 Boutique Whitening By Day & By Night, £395