Tooth discoloration is not something desirable. If you want to get rid of those stains and achieve a bright white smile, you are going to have to consider some teeth’s whitening options.
To maintain whiteness of your smile, it is necessary that you reduce the consumption of foods and beverages that can stain your teeth. However, it is not easy for everyone to give up on a cup of coffee in in the morning and a cup of tea during a specific time of the day. Moreover, it is may be quite difficult to get rid of the stains no matter how well you brush your teeth. In this scenario, you can consider getting in-office teeth’s whitening treatment which can deliver immediate whitening to the teeth.
In this article, we are going to discuss different options for teeth whitening.
In-office teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening procedure is a teeth’s whitening process carried out by the dentist. Therefore, you are going to have to visit the dentist in order to get your teeth whitened. While dentists may use slightly more abrasive ingredients for the whitening of your teeth, the procedure on the whole is safer and highly effective. You will be able to get your teeth whitened in just an hour. After teeth whitening, you will have to stick to best oral hygiene practices in order to maintain this whiteness for a long time.
Tray whitening involves a tray which you need to wear on your teeth and the whitening gel contained by the tray. The gel is prescribed by the dentist. And the tray is a custom-made device which you need to wear on your teeth. Your dentist will recommend you to wear the tray for either night time or some specific hours in the day. You may need to wear these trays anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.
If you want to go for an over-the-counter teeth’s whitening treatment, you can consider using strips. These strips are usually thin flexible plastic dipped in peroxide. You can purchase these strips from any pharmacy or drugstore. This treatment usually involves the use of a set of a certain amount of trays for a period of two weeks or more. You will have to attach these trays on the front of your teeth. Typically, you will need to wear those strips for 30 minutes every day for two weeks. Since it is a treatment for which you may not require any prescription from the dentist, the peroxide tends to be less abrasive then the ingredients used in in-office treatment and tray whitening. And the result from this treatment last for 4 months.
If you want to whiten your teeth slowly and consistently, you can use whitening toothpaste. The best thing about toothpaste is that it tends to re-mineralize your teeth’s enamel along with performing the whitening action. However, you need to discuss with your dentist regarding whether you are the right candidate for whitening toothpaste.