Have you planned to gift yourself something for 2020? Why not consider investing in a brilliant new smile with teeth whitening? We are certain you will be proud to flash off your new smile from the beginning of 2020.
The thought about getting yourself a brilliant new smile will make you wonder what are the options available to whiten your teeth. There are various options available to change the way you smile. You can consider using in-house whitening products or prefer visiting a dentist for in-office whitening. This article will be attempting to help you understand what the differences are between in-house and in-office whitening treatments to help you make an informed decision. We are confident this article will encourage you to choose a whitening treatment as the new year begins to show off your smile to everyone.
Whitening products of all types use a peroxide solution. The whitening agent itself may vary according to the concentration of the peroxide content. Mild whitening agents may have just 10 percent peroxide and a concentric variety may have at least 40 percent. The lowest concentration will be in over-the-counter whitening strips and some whitening agents provided by the dentist in the form of take-home whitening trays.
A majority of the people considering whitening treatments want to have a brilliant white smile. Regardless of whether you decide to use an in-house whitening solution or book an appointment for in-office whitening the whitening agent is only as effective as the color of your natural tooth. The thickness of your enamel will determine the color of the dentin beneath. The whitening agent can remove stains from food, coffee, red wine and tea from the enamel but cannot stop the yellowed dentin from being visible through the thin enamel. Over-the-counter whitening agents have the least concentration of peroxide and will not whiten your teeth as effectively as a product endorsed by a dentist. Such products will lighten your teeth but will require a longer time for any whitening to be effective.
Whitening strips purchased from stores or pharmacies are similar to tiny band-aids and can only whiten the front teeth because of their size and design. When people smile they show more than their front teeth making these strips ineffective as compared to a professional in-office whitening treatment where the dentist ensures that your entire smile is whitened.
At-home whitening trays are similar to mouthguards developed from a flexible material. They are filled with a gel and users can wear them for about an hour every day for approximately 7 to 10 days. The gel coats all the teeth effectively creating a cohesive white smile.
Your teeth will become more sensitive during the period of the treatment. As the whitening agents purchased from stores are milder than in-office whiteners sensitivity will be lesser. However, they are not efficient but are still suitable for people who have sensitive teeth. Therefore discussing with your dentist about the option you should be using before trying any product is the best solution rather than attempting to try out a treatment that may cause you some concerns.
Some products like whitening toothpaste, mouth rinses, and whitening flosses are minimally effective even when they are used sustainably. Whitening toothpaste is abrasive when compared to regular toothpaste and can harm the enamel to cause additional staining. It is for this reason that many dentists are warning against using any whitening dental products that can be purchased over the counter.
Over-the-counter whitening products are affordable but can only provide mild treatments that are suitable for people with sensitive teeth. If you want to begin 2020 with a flashy smile we suggest you contact Dr. Michael Josephs for an in-office treatment. This dentist will use a concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide for in-office whitening and even provide you with an effective in-house whitening treatment solution along with whitening trays that will change the color of your teeth by several shades. You will be proud of the investment you made in your new smile flashing it off brilliantly to everyone you meet.