The term “teeth whitening” may always sound interesting for many. But do you know that not all whitener’s products, treatment and procedure can benefit the same to all teeth out there? As a matter of fact, these methods are used to be tested by first choosing teeth whiteners and looking into the effect to your teeth. Through the dentist and teeth whitening professionals, your teeth could be managed correctly. Proper care for the teeth can too provide excellent prevention to discoloration or abnormal teeth color.
Preventive Measures to Tooth Discoloration
Toothpaste! Yes, whitening toothpastes removes the surface stains due to mild abrasives added to it. Some toothpastes has polishing agents that can do stain removal effect. Whitening toothpastes also can remove stains on the surface and not a bleaching agent (yet can lighten up about 1 shade). The over-the-counter product which are available in the market including the professional-made whitening products (some are customized) contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that lightens up the color of the tooth even at its deep unwanted color. In contrast to this toothpaste, light-activated whitening done in dentist office can do 3-8 or more shades lighter.
Over-the-counter gels are clear, applied directly to the surface of teeth with a brush. It is a peroxide-based gels that and lightens up a bit your tooth. Whitening strips, on the other hand, are very thin, coated with whitening gel (peroxide-based). The strips are applied two times a day, 30 min. for 14 days and the result can be sustained for 4 months.
Whitening rinses reduces dental plaque, freshen breath as well serves as a prevention to gum disease. This is done by swishing for 60 seconds, two times a day prior to brushing the teeth! Yet other expert says that “rinses” is not effective as over-the-counter whitening teeth products. On the other hand, the tray-based tooth whitening method, available from dentist or over-the-counter involves filling the mouth guard with gel whitening solution (added with peroxide-bleaching agent). This is worn for two hours a day for one month or more.
In-office tooth whitening treatment for bleaching can be the quickest teeth whitening method by direct application of whitening product to the teeth, combined with heat, light, and or a laser. The fastest result is seen within one hour time while more appointments were set for difficult types of stain. For whitening teeth, the faster the result the higher the price rate too. So this will be the most expensive method for teeth whiteners.