There are many things you can do to make your teeth whiter. Often, the most effective options are those administered by a professional. Knowing the choices can help you decide which option is right for you.
Bleaching gel is a product that is applied to the teeth to whiten the enamel. Bleaching gel can be used at home and can also be used in the dentist office. Often, the most effective way to ensure that bleaching gel is held against the teeth is to encase the teeth in a tray. The tray is filled with bleach, which is then inserted over the teeth.
Custom Tray Take Home Whitening
Over the counter trays are sold in pharmacies and in stores that sell wellness-related products. Although these trays are effective, they don’t fit the teeth as well as they could. This causes bleach to leak out over the teeth and into the mouth. Custom trays are supplied by the dentist and can be used at home. The dentist helps to ensure that the trays are fitted properly to the teeth.
Laser whitening services start by coating the teeth with bleach. After the bleach is applied to the teeth, it’s then heated up with a focused beam. Laser whitening is very effective but also tends to be the most expensive whitening procedure, so patients must decide if the extra money is worth while.
KOR Whitening System
The KOR Whitening system is a tray system that is specially designed to keep saliva out of the whitening gel. This prevents the whitening gel from becoming diluted, and maximizes the impact of the whitening gel on the teeth. Whereas standard gel and tray systems only work for about 35 minutes, the KOR whitening system can work up to 10 hours.
Whitening Tooth Paste
Whitening toothpaste does not whiten as well as some other whitening products. However, whitening toothpaste remains a favorite among budget conscious people, because whitening toothpaste is very affordable and easily accessible at pharmacies.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Getting a regular professional cleaning is another excellent way to prevent the teeth from becoming stained. By cleaning the enamel on a regular basis, the dentist ensures that the teeth are smooth and food is unlikely to stick to the surface of the teeth. This helps reduce tooth staining.
Some lifestyle choices lead the teeth to become stained. Drinking coffee, wine and other beverages can all turn the enamel a shade of brown, yellow or even gray. Smoking too can stain the teeth quite badly. Sometimes people find that the easiest way to ensure that their teeth will continue to look good is to cut out these problematic beverages and habits from their diet.