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October, 2015

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Types of Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

There are many options to choose from when it comes to the way in which you wish to improve the colour of your teeth. Here is a quick guide to the various options, both professional and at-home treatments.

Whitening Toothpaste

This is generally the easiest method when it comes to home whitening. These are useful for removing stains on the surface of your teeth, though cannot remove stains behind your teeth enamel. For this reason, many dentists recommend the use of whitening toothpaste to maintain whiter teeth after a whitening procedure has been performed. However, it’s important to seek advice on how long you should use the product for.

Teeth Whitening Trays

One of the most popular ways of whitening teeth relies on the use of plastic trays that are custom made to fit over your teeth. The whitening gel that will remove stains is then placed into the tray, which will be worn for a certain length of time (for example, an hour each day). If you wish to use a whitening tray then you must visit a dentist who will take impressions of your teeth. As such, the procedure may be more expensive than other options, though results are generally seen quite quickly into the treatment which lasts a few weeks.continue reading the details at:

Laser Teeth Whitening

This type of teeth whitening can only be performed at a dental surgery by a professional. This is an extremely quick and effective way of lightening the teeth. The process involves whitening gel being added to the teeth, followed by use of a laser which allows the gel to penetrate through the enamel. The results are seen immediately and the procedure takes around an hour. The cost varies from a few hundred pounds into thousands depending on the here!

Teeth Whitening

Whitening Strips

This is an at-home whitening solution. It works by applying strips to your teeth that have already been coated with a bleaching solution. These strips are generally easy to apply, pressed evenly across the upper and lower teeth. Each strip whitening pack will vary but they are usually designed to be used across a period of one to two weeks. This is one of the most convenient ways of whitening teeth but is not the most effective.

Whitening Gel

This teeth whitening option is also available to use at home, and involved gels containing bleach to lighten your teeth. They are convenient to apply, and are simply added to the surface of your teeth. Again, the treatment length will vary as well as the number of shades you can whiten your teeth by. The treatment is generally inexpensive, but users may not see obvious results as they would by getting their teeth professionally whitened.

Teeth Whitening Procedures and Their Cost

Teeth Whitening Procedures

When you opt for a teeth whitening procedure it’s important that you learn as much as you can beforehand, to prepare yourself emotionally as well as physically. Home whitening kits generally cost a fraction of the price of professional treatments, and this article will be discussing professional dental treatments including bleaching and laser whitening.

What Influences the Cost of Teeth Whitening?

There are a number of factors that can ultimately influence how much a teeth whitening procedure will cost. This first depends on the clinic you choose to perform the procedure, as well as which procedure is being used. Other factors that may change your cost include the dentist who is performing the treatment, how many treatments you need and the level of discolouration of your teeth.

For these reasons, it is almost impossible to give an accurate, average figure for the cost of teeth whitening. However, it will generally cost around a few hundred pounds, with some laser treatments costing over a thousand.
It is important to note that teeth whitening procedures are not available on the NHS. Therefore, you will need to pay private charges which vary according to the practice.more details at:

The Teeth Whitening Process

The most common type of teeth whitening process at private dental surgeries involves bleaching. Once your dentist has determined that you are suitable for the treatment, you will be booked in for an appointment. During this appointment bleaching gel will be applied to your teeth and subsequently cleaned off.

Treatment is not instant and, although you may see some results straight away, it usually takes a few weeks to get your desired teeth colour. A mouth guard is required to keep the bleaching gel in place, which will be custom made at your first appointment. The good news is that this guard will allow you to continue the treatment at home.

In the case of laser whitening, the dentist will apply a guard to protect your gums and apply the same type of bleaching product. The difference is that they will then shine a laser on your teeth to activate the process, making this option a lot quicker. This can take around one hour and may only need one treatment.

Long-Term Results

Teeth Whitening Procedures

After the teeth whitening procedure has been completed, your dentist will let you know if and when you need to come back for further treatment. As a way of making your whitening procedure last longer, you may be recommended a whitening toothpaste to use at home.

In general, teeth whitening treatments performed by a dentist will last for around three years. this will depend on the individual and diet. If you smoke or eat products that are known to stain your teeth then it’s likely that the effects of whitening will wear off quicker. Again, your dentist will be able to advise you of how long it should last before your treatment starts.

Home Teeth Whitening

Home Teeth Whitening

Home teeth whitening is now becoming a more and more popular option when it comes to improving your smile at a reduced cost. As such there are a number of over-the-counter products that claim to get your teeth looking whiter within a certain number of applications.

How Do Home Whitening Kits Work?

Home teeth whitening kits can be an effective way to whiten your smile if you cannot afford a professional dental treatment. However, since these products are not applied with the supervision of a professional, they usually contain a much lower concentration of the bleaching agent that works to make your teeth whiter.
Though home whitening kits can come in many forms, including strips, trays and gels, they all work using hydrogen peroxide (bleach) as a way of lightening the colour of your teeth. The exact number of shades that your teeth can be lightened by depend upon the product you are using.

Buying A Home Whitening Kit

Most home whitening kits are available to by over-the-counter from pharmacies and cosmetic stores. The cost varies from a few pounds to around £100 or £200 – depending on the kit that you choose. This cost is a lot cheaper than the cost of professional whitening which could set you back hundreds or even thousands.continue reading here!

Using Your Home Whitening Kit

Using your home whitening kit is generally very safe and easy. The process is a lot more convenient than a professional treatment, as it can be done at any time from your home. However, it will generally take a lot longer for you to see results.

When applying the gel, or strips, you should always be sure that you follow the instructions carefully. Not only does this involve how much gel you apply to your teeth, but also how long you leave the gel on for. You may also find that you need to reduce the recommended time if you feel your teeth are sensitive to the bleach.

Most systems will come with an easy way of applying the solution. Whitening strips are the easiest way of applying bleach, and all you need to do is make sure the strip is evenly distributed across the whole row of teeth. However, gel can often produce better results, where application is done through a syringe or similar device.

If your treatment is to be done over the course of a week or two then closely monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If you see an adverse reaction to the bleach then it’s a good idea to stop using the product and seek advice from a professional.for more information visit at:

The Disadvantages of Using Home Whitening Kits

The main disadvantages of using home whitening options come in the fact that a professional is not overseeing the procedure and results. The gel usually contains less bleach, meaning it can take longer to see results and results may not be as obvious. You will also not have the added benefit of a dentist advising you as to the exact procedure that would work best for you. There are even cases where dentists may not recommend teeth whitening at all.

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The Benefits of Home Whitening Kits

It has already been shown that home whitening kits can be a lot cheaper and a lot more convenient than professional options. It is also possible that you will see comparable results, though these will take longer to show. For many, home whitening is a cost-effective way of improving self-esteem and being proud of your smile.

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