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14
Feb

4 Most Common Teeth Whitening Approaches

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If you have ideal, unrestored teeth without fillings and gums you are the ideal candidate for teeth whitening. Therefore, this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone. There numerous ways to whiten your teeth including strips, trays, over-the-counter gels and whitening products purchased from a dentist. The following section focuses on the description of the most common teeth whitening methods. 

Whitening toothpaste

In the majority of cases, toothpaste helps to remove surface stains. It happens because of the mild abrasives that are contained in the toothpaste. Some of the include chemical agents and gentle polishing assisting in providing additional stain removal effectiveness. Whitening toothpaste does not contain bleach and can only help with stains removal. Over-the-counter and professional products for teeth whitening contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide that allow lightening the color deep in the tooth. However, it can only be done by about one shade. In comparison, professional whitening products can lighten your teeth by three to eight shades. 

Strips and gels 

This type of gels is peroxide-based gels are applied with small brush directly to the surface of your teeth. Strength of the peroxide has an impact on instructions. You need to make sure to follow the instructions on the product carefully. Specialists say that you will be able to see the first results in a few days and the final result will be observed after four months. 

When it comes to whitening strips, they are very thin, virtually invisible, which are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. Just as with the whitening gel, strips should be applied strictly according to the instructions on the product. The initial results can be observed earlier than with whitening gel. You will be able to see the first results already after a few days.

Whitening rinses 

Whitening rinses are considered the newest product available for teeth whitening. They help to freshen breath and assist in reducing dental plaque and gum disease. However, it should be said that these products contain ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide, which assist in teeth whitening. 

Dentist specialists claim that it might take around twelve weeks to see the initial results. The way to use it is as follows: you have to swish them in your mouth for sixty seconds twice a day before brushing your teeth. Although, some dentists claim that this type of teeth whitening might be not as effective as other over-the-counter whitening products. Due to the fact that rinses are only in contact with the teeth for a short period of time, they might have a less effective impact. 

Professional whitening 

In-office whitening provides the quickest way of whitening your teeth. If you make use of in-office bleaching, the whitening material will be applied directly to the teeth. In the vast majority of cases, these products are used in combination with a special light, heat and/or laser. Unlike any other possible option, you will be able to observe the initial results within the first thirty or sixty minutes following the procedure. 

However, dental doctors say that in order to achieve perfect results, a patient needs to make several visits. Although, as was mentioned earlier, you will be able to enjoy the first results within the first hour after the procedure. One more thing to be mentioned about this procedure is the fact that it is also one of the most expensive ways of whitening your teeth. 

You should also clearly understand that teeth whitening is not permanent. Individuals who consume a lot of food and beverages that lead to staining might experience their teeth start to fade already after the first month. Those people who avoid the aforementioned products might see the results of teeth whitening procedure for about one year or even longer. 

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