It may come as no surprise to learn that whiter smiles tend to attract positive attention. On the other hand, studies suggest that people who have stained or yellow teeth usually have the opposite problem. To improve their physical appearances, countless consumers flock to drug stores looking for the next fad whitening treatment. Unfortunately, a recent news report suggests these over-the-counter products aren’t as effective as professional cosmetic treatments.

Putting a Popular Product to the Test

Recently, New England Cable News (an NBCUniversal affiliate) tested the Finishing Touch Smile Whitening Pen to see if it would live up to the bold claims made by its manufacturer. Supposedly, the pen is able to provide users with a whiter smile in only two days of use. Unfortunately, when NECN Reporter Leslie Gaydos used the product on her own teeth according to the manufacturer’s specifications, she noticed little difference.

Manufacturer Back-peddles

In response to NECN’s investigative report, the Finishing Touch Smile Whitening Pen’s manufacturer admitted that most users see better results when they use the product twice daily for 30 days. Not only would this prove inconvenient; it would end up costing consumers a lot of money.

In the end, no fad over-the-counter whitening product will provide the same results as the professional teeth whitening treatments offered by a reputable cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Dunayer.

For an ideal smile that will get attention for the right reasons, Contact Our Rockland County Dental Office.