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Will You Be Satisfied with the Results of a Tooth Whitening Swab?


Posted on 6/30/2016 by Office - Boone DMD
A patients teeth before and after a teeth whitening treatment.We all want to have a white and a beautiful smile, and many people have tried a variety of whitening options in order to try and achieve it. There are numerous methods out there that claim to help, ranging from in-office treatments to strips and swabs.

If you are on a budget and want a whiter smile, you may be tempted to try and option known as the Power Swab, but will you really be happy with the results?

Are Power Swabs Effective?

Power Swabs are whitening applicators that make the claim that they can whiten your teeth by as much as six shades in as little as a week.

They claim to do this using all-natural ingredients, leading to minimal sensitivity. While these claims are not completely off base, online reviews of the product suggest that the results are actually quite limited:

•  80% of the reviews found on Amazon.com about Power Swabs are negative in nature
•  More than 50% of reviewers gave Power a low rating

In addition to these findings, some of the negative reviews also expressed displeasure with the high price of the swabs, as when coupled with minimal results, the treatment just didn't seem to be worth it for most consumers.

Other Ways to Whiten your Teeth

While there are a variety of whitening systems at your local pharmacy, the most effective way to whiten will actually be visiting your dentist. Your dentist might offer in-office whitening or take home systems, both of which will offer better results than Power Swabs.

In addition to tooth whitening methods, there are steps that you can take to naturally whiten your teeth. If you are a smoker, quit, and limit your consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks.

You should also be sure to contact our office regularly to keep your teeth clean and healthy while removing surface stains.
Margaret A. Boone, DMD
30485 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 203
Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 601-0610
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