Having white teeth is one of the best assets we can possess. However, teeth can get discolored due to various reasons like aging, consumption of certain food, medications, etc. Luckily, various teeth whitening methods can be done at home or at the dentist's office. The only prerequisite to do the whitening treatment is that the teeth should be healthy with no replacements or fillings.
Teeth whitening process
Teeth whitening is the process of removal of stains from your tooth surface to restore the white color of the teeth. The teeth whitening process can be performed either at a dental office or using at-home teeth whitening procedures.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- A white, beautiful smile enhances your self-confidence.
- By removing the possible plaque accumulations on the teeth, it ensures better oral health.
- You can achieve teeth whitening safely under dentist guidance.
- Teeth whitening procedures offer immediate results.
- Long-lasting, if maintained well using proper oral care procedures.
Dentist-Recommended Teeth Whitening Procedure
Tray-based teeth whiteners are available at your dentist - they are devices that look like a mouth guard that contains whitening gels inside. Your dentist will put the tray on your teeth for 2 to 4 hours to achieve visibly bright teeth.
- In-Clinic Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening sessions help to make your teeth a few times brighter. The dentist uses a bleaching procedure that includes heat, laser, or a special light during the procedure. Although this method is more pricey, this approach offers immediate results and improves the color of your teeth by 3 to 8 shades. Though this process may require many sittings to get dramatic results, a significant change can be seen after the very first time.
- Self-Administering Teeth Whitening Procedures
Besides professional treatments, various self-administering tooth whitening options are available, and toothpaste is by far the most basic teeth whitening agent. Normally, all toothpaste that we use contains mild abrasives that help make your teeth white. In addition, there are many teeth whitening toothpaste available that contain polishing and chemical agents that whiten your teeth to give much better results - by up to one shade.
Various over-the-counter teeth whitening gels and strips are also available at your nearest pharmacy, helping whiten teeth if you follow the instructions printed on them.
Various mouth rinses contain hydrogen peroxide and other agents that help teeth whitening. Rinsing your mouth every day using these mouthwashes helps witness a noticeable change in a few months.
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