When you look into teeth whitening methods there are many suggestions, ranging from teeth whitening pastes to home made recipes for teeth whitening.
Though there are many methods used, it is best to take advice and treatment from a dentist. Home recipes for teeth whitening can break the teeth enamel and make teeth sensitive.
When you go to a dentist for a teeth whitening procedure, the dentists will inform you on the bleaching procedures they will implement to whiten your teeth can be whitened. Two of these procedures must be done in the dentist’s clinic while one procedure can be done by you at home: Here is a look into each of these procedures:
* Bleaching work done by the dentist begins by first placing a protective material over your gums and lips. This will protect then while the process of bleaching begins. Bleaching solution containing hydrogen peroxide is applied on the teeth and laser light is directed to the teeth to activate the bleaching agent. This treatment process goes on for about 45 minutes. This process is the best for discolored teeth. In the case of a teeth that has been subject to root canal treatment, bleaching solution is placed on the front as well as in the inside of the tooth.
* It is also possible for teeth whitening to be done at home, through bleaching solution provided by the dentist. The dentist will direct you on how to apply the bleach. A perfect impression of your teeth is taken to make a mouthpiece. You will apply bleach to your teeth with the mouthpiece fitted on to prevent your mouth from being affected by contact with bleaching chemicals. The bleaching solution provided by dentists for at-home belching is not as strong as the one used in the dentist clinic and there is also no need for a laser to active the bleaching agent in the solution. Results can take about two to three weeks.
The decision to take up teeth whitening with the dentist or doing it at home using a kit provided by the dentist depends on your choice. When you take up teeth whitening in case you feel discomfort, be sure to consult your dentist, so that you can get some alternatives on it.
Dr. Chetan is a dental practitioner and provides dental care, and apart from that, information about dentistry and teeth whitening in particular, which is a part of cosmetic dentistry.