According to some researches, the teeth whitening procedure is one of the most popular beauty treatments for the past few years. Even in the past, people used different ingredients and techniques with a purpose to make their teeth more whither. Through the years, many bleaching agents have been used for teeth whitening, such as aluminum chloride, pyrozone, oxalic acid, etc. In 1990, the quality laser whitening light was introduced as a special procedure for teeth whitening.
Today, the most popular methods for teeth whitening are: in-office whitening, dentist supervised home whitening treatment, and using over-the-counter whitening products. So, which one is the most effective procedure?
The most common treatment for teeth whitening is the home whitening procedure. Your dentist will supervise the entire procedure to determine whether this treatment is suitable for you. This procedure requires wearing special trays which are custom made to fit into your mouth like gum-shields. A special gel for teeth whitening is placed in the trays. This gel is usually made from hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These ingredients release oxygen which affects the enamel of the teeth making their color lighter. This treatment can last from two to four weeks, and the results can vary from person to person.
But we all want fast and instant results, which is why many people opt for in-office whitening treatments. During the In-office whitening (also called ‘laser whitening’) treatment, a professional dentist will use a quality laser whitening solution which speeds up the whole process. A peroxide bleaching solution is applied on the teeth surface which is activated by a quality laser whitening light. This light speeds up the whitening reaction. During this procedure, a soft material is placed over your gums to protect them. The whole procedure usually takes about one or two hours. Your dentist will determine whether this procedure is suitable for you. When compared with other teeth whitening treatments, this procedure is more expensive but it provides better whitening results. There can be some side effects with in-office whitening procedure, but these symptoms are temporary and disappear within few days.
You can also find whitening toothpastes on the market. Although they cannot affect the natural color of your teeth, they are quite effective for removing stains. These over-the-counter whitening products offer great results when combined with other teeth whitening procedures.