Dentist Journal

Why can’t I use “over the counter“ teeth whitening products

You’ve seen the “over the counter” teeth whitening products and watched the ads. And maybe you’re wondering if you should give them a shot? We advise our patients to give them a miss because they’re generally weaker (and therefore less effective) than the professional teeth whitening dental products.

The over the counter teeth whitening products are intended to be used in an unsupervised way, which means the effect on your teeth will be minimal. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to notice any changes. If you want to change the colour of your teeth, only professional dentist supervised teeth whitening will bring you the results you desire.