What Options Are Available for Teeth Whitening?
Selecting the procedure of teeth whitening might be the answer for enhancing a smile through a non-evasive, quick way. Teeth whitening often referred to as “bleaching”, is available to satisfy the needs, budget, and permitted time of every individual planning on whitening their teeth. Whether it is with an at-home kit or a one-hour session at New Image Dental, teeth whitening can be achieved through various forms.
Whether it is with an at-home kit or a one-hour session at your dentist office, teeth whitening can be achieved through various forms.
With that being said, the effectiveness of teeth whitening is not the same for everyone. Some will see substantial improvements, while others will see moderate changes in their smile. In fact, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. You must maintain and “touch up” after you have had teeth whitening to ensure its longevity.
We all start off with white teeth, but with the years and foods that we consume, the tooth’s enamel starts to deteriorate.
Teeth enamel works to protect the teeth from the effects of sugar, gnashing and chewing. When the enamel is worn down, the yellow color of dentin starts to surface, and that is when your teeth become stained.
The purpose of teeth whitening is to rid the teeth of debris and stains, which then exposes the teeth’s enamel. The cracks on the teeth are quickly re-mineralized by organic debris and saliva.
What Options Do I Have?
As of today, there are three major teeth whitening options that you can choose from. Each of these methods relies on different application times and varying amounts of peroxide concentration. Here are some options available to you:
- If you want significant color change in just a short time, you need to have an in-office whitening. Once the gums have been protected with a paint-on rubber dam, a high-concentration peroxide gel is placed on the teeth which stay on for about 20-minute intervals, equaling an hour. If you have stubborn stains, we advise that you visit a dentist.
- A more convenient method is the use of take-home kits. Many dentists have said that professional dispense take-home kits can have great results. These kits are easy to use but have a lower concentration of peroxide gel that will remain on the teeth for about an hour, sometimes longer.
- The cheapest method is by using over-the-counter While it is the cheapest method, it is also the least effective method. It often only whitens a few of the front teeth, not the whole smile. The concentration of gel peroxide is relatively less than any other the other two methods.
Teeth whitening in Los Angeles
Something to be remembered is that results will vary from person to person. Depending on what type of results you want for your smile, you must decide which option best suits your case.
Talk to us, your Los Angeles dentist about the realistic results and length it could take to achieve the outcome you have set out to have.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, we are always available to address any concerns! We want you to have a more appealing and healthier smile.