At Home Teeth Whitening
AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING
Teeth whitening is a popular minimally invasive dental treatment that continues to grow in response to public demand for esthetics. There are a wide range of at-home whitening options available.
It is important to highlight that dental supervision can prevent any problem. To ensure the health of your smile, see your dentist before choosing any product or method.
AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING METHODS/ PRODUCTS
⦁ Custom whitening trays
This is a take home whitening process where you administer the application of whitening bleach in to the custom trays and place in your mouth according to manufacturers instructions.
⦁ Teeth whitening strips
They work better than whitening toothpaste but do not have the same results as professional whitening trays.
⦁ Teeth whitening toothpaste
Offers the least dramatic results and may cause damage to your enamel because of abrasive components like activated charcoal.
⦁ Teeth whitening pens
These products have almost no effect in the process of whitening teeth.
WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING PROCEDURE?
The most effective method is custom whitening trays; it is a secure and safe procedure; it will not cause any harm to the health of your teeth or gums.
The dental professional will choose the right at-home whitening agent, to assure you have a high-quality treatment.
CUSTOM WHITENING TRAYS PROCEDURE
⦁ The dentist will estimate if the treatment will be effective in your case.
⦁ Dental impressions of your mouth will be taken
⦁ You will be given a take-home kit that will contain the trays, bleaching agent and syringes that are used for direct application at home.
⦁ You must use the whitening trays for the time indicated by your dentist.
⦁ After 15 days, you must go to the dental office for a follow-up appointment. The dentist will verify that you are applying the adequate amount of bleaching agent and that the treatment is having a good outcome. In this appointment, the dentist will provide you with a second take-home kit that will be used for the following 15 days.
ADVANTAGES OF AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING
⦁ Long-term results
⦁ Variety of products
⦁ Cost and convenience
⦁ You can use trays or strips anywhere, and they’ll go unnoticed.
DENTAL CARE AFTER HAVING A WHITENING PROCEDURE
The first 24 hours after a whitening treatment are especially important:
⦁ Avoid dark staining drinks and foods
⦁ Avoid smoking
⦁ Avoid colored toothpaste