If you are not familiar with the Equate line of products, they are a generic store brand marketed by Walmart.
According to Wikipedia, Walmart carries a few generic name brands in their stores, to offer consumers a less pricy yet “equal” product that is affordable yet works just like the famous brand.
Walmart’s pharmacy and cosmetic products carry the name, and they have a section of their website highlighting these products.
As many customers shop at Walmart because of the value they get for the money, if you look in any medicine cabinet or pantry of a family on a budget, you will likely find Equate products.
As whitening rinses, gels and strips are popular, Walmart has produced Equate whitening strips so that those that want whiter teeth do not have to pay name brand prices for the item.
According to customer reviews, Equate white strips work as well as brand name, and cost about half the price.
Customers do say that it is important to dry excess water from your teeth before applying and that the taste is not wonderful, but the same can be said for brand name strips as you need to keep them on your teeth for 20-30 minutes for best results.
White strips are, however, the easiest way to get a whiter smile, as they are less noticeable than dental tray whitening and you can have them working in your mouth as you watch a movie, go shopping or even while working at the office.
Using whitening strips, gel or rinses only remove surface stains.
This works well if the stains are due to nicotine, coffee or red wine.
Natural teeth come in shades from off white, to grey to yellowish hues.
That is why dentists have shade charts in their offices when making partial dentures to match an individual’s tooth color, so that the implants or dentures look natural.
For consumers with disposable income, going to a dentist for a professional tooth whitening is a preferred method as dentists can thoroughly bleach and clean teeth using lasers and professional grade products.
Many individuals cannot afford, and don’t really need the service of a cosmetic dentist to have a bright clean smile.
Tooth whitening used to be something used only by movie stars and models to look their best at fashion shows and premiers.
Also, it’s important to know that many of the bright super white smiles you see in their photos are not what they really look like; the effect was produced by photo retouching.
Now, young people feel their smile is not good enough to compete with a Kardashian or other celebrity, so they spend money on whitening strips.
Equate whitening strips help people get a whiter smile right from your local Walmart, at an affordable price.
Keep in mind that white strips should not be used on teeth that have weak enamel or are overly sensitive, as using any whitening product may cause discomfort.