Teeth Whitening Methods

The Most Common Teeth Whitening Methods Used Today

In Dental Tips, Services by Oxford Dental Care

Everybody dreams of a perfect smile. Unfortunately, even if you brush your teeth three times a day and visit a dentist every month to undergo a dental cleaning procedure, it’s unlikely that your teeth can remain perfectly white and shiny for very long. What you’ll need to undergo is a dental teeth whitening procedure to ensure that you can flash that perfect smile anywhere at anytime.

There are three ways you can undergo a teeth whitening procedure. The first is to visit a regular dentist and undergo the procedure at his or her office. Next is to purchase a tooth whitening kit (preferably from a reliable dentist) and do the procedure in the comfort of your own home. Last is to apply home remedies that whiten teeth that have somehow survived the test of time. However, this method isn’t recommended.

The Most Common Teeth Whitening Methods Used Today

Professional Teeth Whitening Procedure

A professional teeth whitening procedure is normally performed by a dentist. Although, dental assistants may also do the job in the absence of a regular dentist or under the guidance of a regular dentist.

The procedure involves cleaning thoroughly, applying a whitening substance, and using a laser to activate the substance that will whiten teeth substantially within the hour.

Professional teeth whitening procedures normally don’t hurt. However, there could be a small amount of discomfort during the cleaning process. The dentist will need to make sure that all of your teeth are free from plaque.

Professional Tooth Whitening Kit

A tooth whitening kit is similar to ones dentists use in their offices. However, without lasers that activate the whitening substance. Instead, tooth trays are provided so that the substance can gradually do its job and whiten your teeth.

Although highly effective, the downside is that you won’t be able to clean thoroughly before using the tooth whitening kit.

By not being able to clean your teeth, you won’t know if the substance was able to penetrate areas covered by plaque.

Home Remedies for Whitening Teeth

Teeth Whitening MethodsEven though teeth whitening home remedies were once popular, they’ve lost a bit of their appeal. Mostly due to the faster results that will be achieved by undergoing a teeth whitening procedure by a dentist. This also applies to using a professional tooth whitening kit.

Some home remedies may work after using it for a long period, but there’s a good chance that you’ll destroy your enamel in the process.

Teeth are made of bone and are very durable, but some chemicals can harm a tooth’s structure. Many home remedies may give the appearance of whiter teeth. However, if you inspect them carefully, you’ll notice that they may have become whiter, but they’ve also lost their shine.

If you’re yearning for whiter teeth, go to a dentist if you’re in a hurry. If not, then at least purchase a professional tooth whitening kit. These are designed to whiten teeth and protect them as well.

Home remedies are effective, but the safety of your teeth can’t be guaranteed. There’s no sense risking the safety of your teeth. Especially when there’s only a small difference in cost between a teeth whitening procedure and a home remedy.