So What Works?

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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

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