The Ultimate Teeth Whitening Kits Review Guide – Avoid Getting Scammed & Over Paying For Whitening Kits

Did you know virtually ALL teeth whitening kits are the same? Yes, you read that correctly.

In this article I will prove to you without a shadow of a doubt, there is virtually no difference between teeth whitening kits except for the price. Most teeth whitening company charge $39, $80, even $100+ and there is NO DIFFERINCE BETWEEN THESE PRODUCTS! All you paying for is a name, or a celebrity endorsement (and usually the whitening company passes that cost down to you).

As a matter of fact, there are laws preventing whitening companies from making products over a certain concentration level. If you follow this guide, I can guarantee you with 90% certainty that you won’t over pay, or get scammed when buying your next whitening product, nor will you buy another ineffective whitening product again.

If you aren’t familiar with me by now my name is Lisa and I am the co-owner of the Formal Whitening Kit. Being in the teeth whitening industry for a few years now I know firsthand all the tricks and tactics that most companies are using to take advantage of customers. The goal of this article is to help educate you so you know how to tell if a teeth whitening kit will work for you or not. So no matter if you use my product or you decided to purchase another whitening kit from somewhere else, you’ll know exactly what to look for.

Let’s jump right into this!

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover!

One of the biggest mistakes people make when search for a teeth whitening kit is simply judging the website. What I mean by this is quite a few people equate a good looking website to a good performing product and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, if a website looks like total crap this “could” be an indicator but this is not always the case

Also, the same thing goes for teeth whitening kits reviews, one of the easiest things (as well as the most common) thing to be faked is review. There are websites that actually sale fake reviews to make your product look more popular/trust worthy than it actually is. So when you see reviews take them with a grain of salt since you don’t know if they’re real or fake.

So how do you tell? By the whitening agent that’s being used.

By Law Teeth Whitening Kits Have Limits

Every county has its own laws regarding the strength of the whitening products that can be sold. In the united states, any product which active whitening agent is hydrogen peroxide is limited to 12-16% concentration. Any product which active whitening agent is carbamate peroxide is limited to 35-44%. No product/company is exempt from these rules!

Therefore, ALL whitening kits share the same limit when it comes to whitening agents. So what does this mean? As long as the whitening kit you choose is using the maximum legal amount of whitening agent you’ll get the same results every time no matter which product you choose, no matter which brand you choose, no matter how much you pay for it. This is assuming that they are all fresh and have not been sitting in a warehouse for X amount of months/years.

How Teeth Whitening Kits Whiten Your Teeth

Let me break it down further, ALL teeth whitening kits use one of these 3 whitening agents:

Hydrogen Peroxide

Carbamide Peroxide

Sodium Bicarbonate

I don’t care which whitening kit you’re using or plan on purchasing, if you look at the ingredients list you’ll see one of these 3 listed. Now I’ll break down the Pros & Cons of each:

Hydrogen Peroxide

So hydrogen peroxide is the most powerful of the 3 whitening agents. If you do a google search for “dentist hydrogen peroxide” you’ll see that a vast majority (over 95%) of dentist use hydrogen peroxide.

Why? Well there’s several reasons why:

  1. Studies have shown that hydrogen peroxide is the most effective whitening agent PERIOD. (below this section I will post some links to these studies)
  2. Hydrogen peroxide works quicker than any other whitening agent, you’ll see results in minutes whereas the other 2 whitening agent’s take hours. This is one of the reasons why dentist prefer to use hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Recent discoveries show that hydrogen peroxide not only whitens teeth but also kills the bad bacteria that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease.

The only downside to hydrogen peroxide is that it can be stored away for only 3 months, so if you plan on using it, you need to use it within 3 months.

So as you can see, there’s is a good reason why dentist choose hydrogen peroxide for in office treatments, it has been proven in multiple test to outperform any other whitening agent.

Carbamide Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide is the second best whitening agent available. Carbamide peroxide breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and urea. The issue is, on average it takes about 1-2 hours to fully break down whereas using hydrogen peroxide directly takes up to 30 minutes MAX to reach its full whitening potential.

So if you see any teeth whitening product that says “carbamide peroxide” in the ingredients, be prepared to wait 1-2 hours. Also, despite the fact that carbamide peroxide breaks down to hydrogen peroxide there has been no study’s showing that it has the same benefits such as fighting bad bacteria that causes gingivitis, etc…

One of the main benefit of carbamide peroxide is that it can be stored away for up to 2 years.

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound also known as “baking soda”. Out of all 3 whitening agent’s this happens to be the least effective. To be honest you’ll rarely see any whitening kits with sodium bicarbonate. Most whitening kits will have either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

If you’ve ever used backing soda while brushing your teeth, then you should already have an idea of what type of results to expect. The only real benefit of using teeth whitening products that contain sodium bicarbonate is you won’t feel any discomfort. With hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide you might feel a bit of discomfort but it usually goes away after a few minutes.

What You Should Be Aware Of

Most companies don’t make their own whitening gel, the usually purchase it from a third party.

A lot of the carbamide peroxide you’ll find will come from china and should be avoided for the most part. The FDA Warning issued back in 2007 to throw out any toothpaste or other oral products that comes from china. China has the track record when it comes to harmful products so make sure you keep that in mind.

Hydrogen Peroxide Whitening Agents Are Usually from the U.S

One thing you should know is that hydrogen peroxide is usually sourced from the U.S and there is a reason for this. Hydrogen peroxide is very fickle, it needs to be stored in room temperature, cannot be in cold weather for too long, so basically once it’s created it needs to be shipped out and used ASAP.

If you buy hydrogen peroxide whitening gel from overseas like china, It’s almost guaranteed to arrive defective do to the heat and overall climate conditions it’s being shipped in. On average anything from China to the U.S takes 3 weeks to arrive and by then it will be too late and you would have to toss out the product.

The thing is once company’s end up getting bad product that they’ve spent thousands of dollar on, they are not going to throw it out, they’ll still try to sell as much of it to limit their loss.

To Summarize Everything

  1. Make sure you check what the active whitening agent is.
  2. Make sure you check the strength of the whitening agent.
  3. You’re better of choosing products that use hydrogen peroxide as the whitening agent.
  4. Price really doesn’t matter because you’re essentially paying for the same thing.

Links To Studies

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