What is best for teeth whitening? – Get whiter teeth in days!
No matter who we are, where we come from, what our race, ethnicity, gender, or background is, we all want whiter teeth!! just as we all want to look our best, dress well, and look presentable, we also want our bodies to be healthy and look the best it can. Given the option to have whiter teeth, I don’t know a single person who would say: ¨thats okay, I’m happy with my yellow teeth¨. Everybody wants to be able to smile with confidence and not be ashamed to show their teeth.
Teeth whitening methods and products are no secret I’m sure you have heard of it, or maybe you’ve seen it online or someone told you about it.
In this article, I’m going to try in the most efficient way possible to get through what is best for teeth whitening? how do I go about it? is it safe? how much does it cost? and how the process works.
Teeth whitening – How does it work?
In order to answer these questions it is imperative to properly understand how the teeth whitening system works. why do many people have yellow teeth? what causes them to turn white?
In short, our teeth are made up of two parts, the inner dentin layer and the outer enamel layer which protects the tooth. When we put food in our mouth, especially foods with high tannin´s (like coffee, soda or wine) it gathers together on the tooth to eventually cause a firm additional layer on the tooth, which is what we identify as the yellow stuff…
At your regular visits to the dentist this layer can be removed through scraping and chemical treatments. Even brushing your teeth can remove some of it. “Whitening toothpastes” are designed to work even harder on this layer.
The problem starts when after years of accumulation, this layer starts to seep in to the enamel (the outer layer of the tooth) and once in there, they can no longer just be brushed or scraped away… Now you have ¨permanent¨ yellow in your teeth which can not be removed by brushing them even multiple times a day.
Here is where teeth whitening comes in. Most teeth whiteners use either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are chemicals that basically have the power to get down and dirty into the teeth, and kill off the yellow stuff that got in there in the first place! There are two general ways you can get this done:
Professional in office:
The first option is to get your teeth whitened professionally by a dentist at his office, the way it works is you must schedule an appointment by the doc. In which he evaluates your teeth and decides on a certain treatment. Then when you come in for the treatment, it usually takes around an hour in which the dentist applies the treatment then removes it, washes the teeth and reapplies the treatment. This is done multiple times and can improve the whiteness of your teeth by up to 4-6 shades whiter in just one session.
The advantage of this option is, that the whole process is monitored by a professional dentist, and he can see what is most beneficial for the patient. The dentist can monitor and treat patients who experience sensitivity to the whitening agents and modify the procedure for those who are having difficulty getting optimal results
The disadvantages are that this procedure takes a little time to start, you have to set up an appointment and wait for a slot that the dentist can do this for you.
Another main disadvantage is, that this treatment is quite expensive, and can be anywhere between $300-$1,000 which for most people is a bit of a turn off… especially when this sometimes has to be done a couple of times a year, and more commonly is accompanied by at-home teeth whitening treatments prescribed by the dentist.
The most common teeth whitening method today, is teeth whitening product’s that can be bought at your local pharmacy or supermarket. The purpose of these products’s are, firstly, that you can apply them yourself at your own convenience in the comfort of your home. Secondly and most importantly is the cost. Few cost more than $35 and they can go all the way down to $10.
Another advantage of these products’s is, they are available to use right away, you just go pick up a kit that suits your teeth, and your ready to start whitening your teeth immediately!
There are a couple of different types of product’s, here is a general picture of how they work:
- whitening strips: Two strips designed to place on your upper and lower teeth, they remain on the teeth for as short as 5 minutes to 1 hour (depending on which brand or type) usually for a time period of about two weeks. They are applied a couple of times a week and produce results already in the first week, but full results take up to two weeks. All you need is about 2-3 kits a year.
- Whitening gel: The gel works a little differently. When you purchase the kit, you receive a pre-molded tooth tray, to apply the gel on, you then bite in the tray and keep it in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Depending on the different product’s, there may or may not be a blue light that shines on your teeth during this procedure to enhance the whitening process. These too, usually take up to two weeks for full results.
- Whitening pens: These pens work best for detailed stains you want to remove, and are less recommended for general teeth whitening. it’s a very simple procedure, you just apply the ¨ink¨ to the places on your teeth that you want to whiten. it works very much like an actual pen…
The widespread opinion on these products’s are positive and they are considered very effective. results occurring almost consistently within 2 weeks!
Is teeth whitening safe?
Contrary to what many people think, these procedures whether performed professionally by the dentist or on your own with one of the above mentioned product’s, are all considered by highly professional dentists and doctors as 100% safe!
Results may differ from person to person, which is why it’s always recomendd to consult your regular dentist before using any teeth whitening product. In addition, some people have more sensitive teeth than others and may experience teeth or gum irritation when using these products. In such a case it is best to use the product less frequently, say – once every two or three days instead of every day. Another option is to seek out the product’s made for more sensitive teeth. Ulturnitivley they can use prescribed fluoride which helps reduce these types of symptoms.
For those who do experience sensitivity or irritation of the teeth or gums after these treatments – not to worry, this is almost always mild pain and certainly reversible. No permanent pain or damage will come from these products’s or treatments. So there is no reason for worry, and certainly no reason why you should not give it a try!
Okay, so where do I start?
So back to our original question: What is the best for teeth whitening?
All you have to do is choose your preferred method for teeth whitening, whether it be professionally done or if you prefer using strips that stick to your teeth or a gel tray, whatever it is, it’s there! you just have to get your hands on a kit of your own and start whitening your teeth and looking better than ever before, and finally be able to smile widely without shame!
- Is it expensive – no, (unless you want it professionally done).
- Is it safe – 100% yes! You literally have nothing to worry about!
- Is it easy – yes! All you have to do is apply it for a half-hour or so for 2 weeks and you have a beautiful white smile!!
That’s it for today. Thank you for reading this article. Hope you enjoyed it! comments are welcome down below! I’m also reachable via email posted right here:
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