But did you know that there are methods to whiten your teeth at home? Some of these techniques can be recommended by your dentist while others are just “do-it-yourself”. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of these treatments is crucial when deciding on whitening your teeth.
3 Ways To Whiten Teeth at Home
Whitening strips and toothpastes
If you are on budget, you can choose whitening strips and toothpastes.
These over the counter whitening products promise to whiten your teeth to at least few shades brighter. However, the whitening results are likely to be very minimal compared to other methods of tooth whitening.
Pre-made whitening trays
One of the most popular ways to whiten teeth at home is by using pre-made whitening trays, which can be purchased over the counter or online. That’s why they are more affordable than custom-made trays.
But because they are not provided by a dental professional, there is a possibility that the trays won’t exactly fit your teeth and you can end up with an undesirable result. These treatments can also result in unintended damage to your gums if used for a prolonged period.
Custom whitening trays
When it comes to professional teeth whitening, at-home teeth whitening is the gold standard technique and the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth in your own home.
Custom whitening trays are provided by your dentist and fabricated by a skilled dental technician to ensure that they provide exact fit and comfort. Though this approach is slightly more expensive than over the counter and DIY whiteners, it can, provide the best results compared to other options.
What’s Involved in Custom Whitening Trays?
- First, your dentist will check if you are a good candidate for dental whitening.
- They will take impressions of your teeth and arrange for an appointment in which you will be fitted for the trays and given a demonstration on how to use them at home.
- The whitening gel, which you will use in your custom trays, is made of an active ingredient: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
- You may experience tooth sensitivity during the process and your dentist may recommend special toothpaste to help prevent this.
Whiten Your Teeth at Home Safely and Effectively
There are a hundred ways to whiten your teeth. You can choose to use over the counter products or the natural alternatives found in some magazines and on the internet. But if you are looking for the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth, look no further than a dental professional who has all the knowledge and expertise on how you can whiten your teeth at home.
Here at Alex Bratic Dental Care, we only use the gentler, supervised take home kit approach. We fabricate your custom trays and give detailed instructions on how to use them properly. To learn more about this, visit your Beenleigh dentist at Alex Bratic Dental Care today!
Alex Bratic Dental Care is conveniently located in City Road at Beenleigh. We are close to transport and our onsite parking is free and very easy to access.
Contact us on (07) 3287 2627 or simply book your appointment online.