Should I Try Teeth Whitening From My Dentist?
Whitening teeth is on everyone’s minds nowadays. With so many different ways to stain your teeth as well as to get them white again it is hard to know exactly what method to use.
While your dentist has a lot of effective options for you to choose from, there is a wonder at whether or not the dentist’s methods are the best considering the other options available.
You have to take into account whether the price is worth what you are getting compared to a less expensive option that might get you the same kinds of results, albeit after a few more applications of treatment.
Over The Counter Teeth Whitening
Over the counter teeth whitening methods are numerous. They range in type from toothpaste, brush on gels, sprays and pieces. The detailed instructions are printed on the boxes and are remarkably easy to use. These are also the least expensive initially.
However it may take a lot longer for the treatments to do what you desire of them. Teeth whitening toothpaste for instance could take up to a month to really start showing results.
In some cases when the stain is deep seated you may not even get any benefit at all, or at least not as much benefit as you desire – really white teeth!
Teeth Whitening From Your Dentist
Your dentist can also provide for your teeth whitening options. The loaded tray option consists of your dentist putting teeth whitening gel into a tray and putting it over your teeth. The teeth whitening gel is a bleaching agent that is stronger than most other chemicals that can be used.
How Does It Work?
You are fitted for the tray before insertion. The bleaching chemical reacts with your saliva and produces hydrogen peroxide. This method can show results in the first session. For full teeth whitening potential, it takes about two to three weeks after the first treatment.
A more expensive but highly effective kind of teeth whitening is through the use of a whitening laser. This treatment has a quick effect. The process consists of the dentist applying a teeth whitening agent to your teeth.
After this, a laser is used to power through set in stains in the teeth. Compared to other treatments, the treatments themselves can last for four or five years with proper oral hygiene. The combination of the teeth whitening agent with the power of the laser is what does the work here. This treatment is almost immediate upon leaving the dentist’s office.
There’s also the effective ZOOM! Teeth Whitening method which is the same as a laser treatment as a chemical is used on your teeth but the whitening process comes through the use a a special blue light which breaks up the particles that cause plaque and stains.
Please note, it is always advised to speak with your dentist before using over-the-counter teeth whitening products as the state of your oral health could cause a severe adverse reaction in your mouth and cause long-term damage.
Dr. Martinez is a teeth whitening dentist that provides revolutionary ZOOM! teeth whitening procedure to his patients and if you’re interested in learning more call us today at 407-656-8080 and we’ll answer any of your questions.