Are you looking for Safe Whitening at Home? Here is what are your options and what you need to know
People are generally vain in nature and so they continuously look for ways to improve their appearances as they grow old. While other people go for physical improvements like liposuction, nose lift and face lift, there are people who are more concerned with keeping their pearly whites whiter than ever.
As people grow older their teeth grow darker due to their lifestyle and personal circumstances. A person’s teeth become darker through continuous exposure to staining drinks life coffee and colas and darkening substances like tar from cigarettes.
There are toothpastes that can whiten teeth and remove stains that have settled on the outer layer of the teeth but this will not solve real stains of the teeth. This is the reason why people resort to having their teeth bleached.
A tooth is bleached through the application of a gel containing carbamide peroxide. While this substance enters the teeth enamel and makes it lighter, it will not have the same effect on fillings or tooth crowns.
Teeth bleaching can be expensive and some dentists charge a minimum of $400 for the treatment. However, most people who have undergone teeth bleaching find it worth their while and their dollars. However, there are teeth bleaching substances which are directly sold through the internet. Buying these products is generally cheaper than going to the dentist since you are no longer charged the dentist fee and other overhead, just the price of the safe whitening.
There is a tooth whitening product that comes in plastic strips and is applied by just placing the strips on the tooth area. Other teeth whitening products require the use of a tray to keep the gel fastened on the teeth while it is being bleached. Tooth whitening products for sale over the net comes with a detailed instruction book.
Aside from being expensive, whitening one’s teeth is not a one-time thing because it is not guaranteed to last long. People who continue with a lifestyle filled with staining agents like coffee, cigarette and wine will definitely need to whiten their teeth after a certain period.
Teeth whitening agents are generally safe but some causes the teeth to be more sensitive to changes in temperature. Almost everyone who undergoes teeth whitening will notice the difference and improvement in their pearly whites, the degree of whitening however depends on the amount of time the gel is placed on their teeth. Home-based whitening usually requires a minimum of two hours but if you require a whitening degree that is several shades lighter than your tooth color, then the dentist may require you to keep them overnight.
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While teeth whitening can cause some discomfort, the effects can boost a person’s market value. After teeth whitening, you now have a more brilliant smile which can make you more attractive and younger looking.
There is nothing like a white smile. It conveys to the world good health and confidence. There was a time when dazzling white smiles were only seen on the red carpet, but no more. Today there are literally hundreds of tooth whiteners available on the market. These products range in price from several dollars up to hundreds of dollars. You can have teeth whitening done by the dentist in his office in about one hour, or you can buy a safe whitening system to use at home. In office laser tooth whitening can cost gbp 600.00 for one session. If you don’t have a bundle of money to spend and you don’t have to see the results immediately, then whitening your teeth at home may be for you. The most popular in home teeth whitening systems are tray based systems.
Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of you teeth and gums before starting your teeth whitening treatment. He’ll want to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, which will help to cut down on potentially painful side effects. If you have receding gums you are at more of a risk to suffer from gum tenderness when using a tray treatment.
You will need to decide if you’re going to whiten both upper and lower teeth. If you only have one dental tray made the price is much lower than if you have two made. It’s best to go ahead and whiten both at the same time. You don’t want to have a set of brilliant white top teeth and dingy yellow bottom teeth – not a good look. Your dentist will also advise you that any dental restorations you may have will not whiten. If there is an obvious noticeable difference you may have opt to have the restoration replaced once the desired level of whitening has been achieved.
In order to help you see your progress your dentist will determine your current tooth shade on a chart. This way when you return for a check up you’ll be able to see how much whiter your teeth are. Your dentist will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions will be turned into clear soft flexible plastic trays. These trays will be trimmed so they cover each tooth, but not the gum line.
When you see your dentist and are given the trays, generally a few days after the impressions are made, the dentist will make sure the impressions fit well and are comfortable. He or she will give you the 10% carbamide peroxide gel to use in the trays. They’ll also show you how to put the gel in the tray and how to avoid getting excess gel on your gums.
Your dentist will give you instructions on how long to wear the trays. Some dentists recommend not wearing them for longer than four hours to minimize potential gum tenderness. Some people are able to wear them overnight. It is suggested that if you can’t wear your tray for at least four hours you don’t. Less than four hours is a waste of the gel.
Studies have shown that the effects of the tray based teeth whitening can last from one to three years although some people do occasional touch ups to help keep their teeth as white as possible.
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