Most Popular Options to Keep Your Teeth Sparkling
Did you know that, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is the most frequently requested cosmetic dental procedure? This is why using different options, and treatments is an excellent way to give your teeth a new look.
Everyone loves a bright and toothy smile, and there many different ways to whiten your teeth. Often, these choices can be confusing, so let us guide you so you can make the best decision.
It is best to have your teeth professionally whitened by a dentist. This is because it produces faster and more consistent results that also last longer compared to performing it yourself. Wondering why? In-chair procedure treatments use a high concentration of whitening gel. Your dentist will apply it under strictly controlled conditions.
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Note that to begin your treatment, your dentist will protect your cheeks, gums, tongue and lips by using gauze seals and a rubber appliance. This is important as it will keep the bleach solution from moving away from the teeth and onto sensitive areas, like your gumline.
Your dentist will scale and clean your teeth in order to remove plaque and debris before applying the whitening gel. The dentist will place a rubber dam in your mouth. This helps protect your gums and other sensitive tissues against irritation. It also ensures that you do not accidentally swallow the gel.
Then your dentist will carefully and slowly apply the bleaching gel to the various surfaces of the teeth. Keep in mind that this treatment involves multiple stages, and this allows your dentist to check the progress. The process usually takes about one hour.
People also use strips for whitening of teeth. They are thin and flexible strips made of plastic and have a thin coating of hydrogen peroxide. You may also purchase OTC whitening strips for the teeth.
Most of these products contain a smaller amount of hydrogen peroxide compared to professional products. Also, note that whitening strip kits often have two kinds of strips: strips for your lower teeth and whitening strips for your upper teeth.
Your dentist will apply the whitening agent by placing the strips across the teeth and then gently press the strips to ensure contact with all of your teeth. The results can last for about four months.
Tray whitening, also known as tray bleaching, is a common whitening procedure. Your dentist will supervise it. Tray whitening is a professional whitening procedure that uses customized trays as well as whitening gel only available via a dentist.
As a result, this method of whitening requires a visit to your dentist. They will make an impression of your mouth to create a custom tray that holds the whitening gel against your teeth.
The dentist will place the whitening gel in custom-fitted trays that fit over your teeth. Note that as the peroxide in the whitening gel breaks down, hydroxyl radicals will whiten your stained or discolored teeth.
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