teeth bleaching treatment

3 Methods Of Teeth Bleaching Treatment

The appearance of your teeth has a great impact on your overall appearance. People who have bad shaped or discolored teeth usually hide their smile in front of others. Teeth discoloration can occur to anyone without even knowing about it. This is quite common among coffee drinkers and smokers. But your teeth will change its actual color with age. Luckily, there are different types of teeth whitening procedures that can be performed to restore your attractive smile and confidence.

  • Teeth whitening toothpastes – All toothpastes use mild abrasives to get rid of stains from the surface of the teeth and to be able to see the difference you should brush your teeth at least two times in a day. There are different kinds of whitening toothpastes that have polishing chemicals to improve whitening effectiveness of the paste. They do not change your teeth color but they are meant only to get rid of surface stains. Thus, it might take several weeks for them to show their effect and this is only possible when you stop all habits causing discoloration.
  • Teeth whitening strips and gels – Teeth whitening strips and gels are two over-the-counter tooth whitening products that are usually peroxide-based. Gels should be applied to your teeth with a small brush though some specific instructions may be required based on the percentage of peroxide being used. It will generally take a few days for the gels to become effective and they last for four months at the most. Whitening strips are actually clear strips that can be covered with a peroxide-based gel. You need to apply these strips to your teeth at least two times a day for almost 30 minutes every time. You may continue applying them for two weeks at the most. The results can be visible within a few days and should last for four months, on average.
  • Teeth bleaching – This is the most effective method where a dentist will perform teeth bleaching by using a gel that contains stronger agents than over-the-counter products. This will ensure to deliver more effective results in a short period of time depending on the treatment. An over the counter bleaching agent usually consist of 10 to 22 percent carbamide peroxide which is somewhat equal to almost three percent hydrogen peroxide. The bleaching agents used by the dentists usually have 15 to 43 percent hydrogen peroxide. The dentist will ensure your gums and tongue are protected hduring the procedure.

These whitening gels used by the dentists will protect the enamel of your tooth from further damage. The professionals also perform teeth bleaching in-office or may assist with home teeth bleaching procedure. Mostly, the patients can see the results immediately after only one 30 or 60-minute treatment. However, several appointments are required in order to attain the most desired results. 

Like other whitening procedures, teeth bleaching may lead to whiter teeth for almost a year before you need to undergo another treatment. However, This will actually depend on your smoking and drinking habits which can lead to discolouration the teeth. Although there are three teeth whitening methods that can improve your smile, teeth bleaching is the most effective one amongst them. Visit London Teeth Whitening and get expert advice from our dentists based on your teeth condition.

13 Jul 2020