Teeth whitening is an effective way of to brighten your smile. Most people are not satisfied with the color of their teeth, as it comes with age, consummation of foods and drinks, smoking and bad habits. When whitening toothpastes and home remedies are not working it is time to address your dentist. With a little effort you can get a shade that you like, quickly and more important, safely.
Professional teeth whitening procedures are in-office and at-home whitening. They are different but at the same time they provide similar result. In consultation with your dentist you can choose which one is more convenient for you.
In-office whitening offers faster results, for example – you can get two to five shades brighter in just an hour. Procedure is simple, protective barrier is placed on your gums and soft tissue for safety as well as a retractor to hold lips and cheeks. Then bleacher, hydrogen peroxide, is applied on surfaces that need bleaching. It stays in place for an hour, which is a maximum time allowed per treatment. After an hour results are more than obvious. Some bleachers demand LED light to induce their chemical reaction with teeth, some don’t. It depends on their kind, but the effect remains.
At-home whitening is also an effective way to brighten smile. Whitening is taking place at home, with patient having a great role in ensuring that. Treatment takes more than a few weeks, it is a slow process, but with it precisely desired level of whiteness can be achieved.
Two set of retainers need to be made, for upper and lower teeth. They are made individually for every patient from teeth impressions, simple and quick procedure but honestly not a very comfortable one. After trays are made, patient is given a special home use bleacher and he is instructed on how to apply it. It all depends on manufacturer’s instructions, some should be worn overnight some only for an hour per day.
No wonder why this very common procedure. It is proven that brightening up your smile can brighten up your mood and boost confidence.