Teeth Whitening, How much is too much?
Question: What to look for in a store bought teeth whitening product?
Answer: Most whitening products that you find in the store are the same. The question is whether or not the product has peroxide in it. You’ll find that most dentists use carbonite peroxide as an added boost to bleach teeth. The important thing to know is that there is no tooth whitening product that will work unless it stays on your teeth. It all has to do with the dental trays. Over the counter (OTC) teeth whitening systems are not as effective as having custom trays made from an impression of your teeth and gums. The reason is simple. If the cleaning gel does not remain on your teeth your teeth will not become white. You will get some effect on the peel and stick strips type of teeth cleaning system but it just can’t be as effective.
Question: What’s the most cost effective way to whitening my teeth?
Answer: The best way is to brush and floss your teeth and go for regular dental visits. One thing you have to know why teeth aren’t white. If it comes from food stains and coffee drinking then it’s safe to assume that it’s an external force. If, however, your teeth are not as white as they could be, then perhaps there’s something more going on. The best time to know is right after a dental cleaning and to simply ask your dentist. You can whiten your teeth over the course of several treatments using the OTC products. It really is dependent upon how often you are willing to sit with a whitening gel on your teeth and how sensitive your teeth become after each treatment. What’s worth it to you? The custom trays will last a long time and require the least amount of your time.
Teeth whitening sensitivity
Check with your dentist to see if you are going to be a candidate for tooth sensitivity. If you grind your teeth and have a thin layer of enamel then chances are that you’ll be more sensitive than not. Leaky fillings and gum disease are the greatest cause for teeth sensitivity especially after a teeth whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening advances
Next post the subject is Opalescence Boost, a 40% hydrogen peroxide power bleaching gel that offers brighter, whiter teeth in less than one hour in the dental chair and is a combination of the techniques above with an advance in treatment and results.