Tooth whitening is a safe and effective approach to bring out the natural colour of your teeth without affecting any of the enamel. It won’t drastically change the colour of your teeth, but it will remove that dullness that’s killing the charm of your smile!   

People with healthy teeth and gums without any fillings are ideal for teeth whitening. Individuals with yellow teeth get the highest results. However, this cosmetic operation is not for everyone.   

There are a lot of reasons why you would want to whiten your teeth. Everyone person is unique in the way they look, and your teeth are no exception in making you stand out. Just as our hair and skin colours differ, so do our teeth. But teeth essentially react the same way to certain elements.  

There are various elements to look out for: drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine can stain the surface of your teeth. Smoking can darken the teeth. The appearance of your teeth might also be affected by tartar.   

Methods of Teeth Whitening:   

In-Office Bleaching: Teeth whitening by a trained professional produces amazing effects. This procedure is usually done in a dental clinic and takes only a little more than an hour. Although, in-office bleaching is more expensive, the instant effects of the procedure can make this more than gratifying.   

Tray-based Whitener: Tray-based whitening systems involve filling a mouth guard-like apparatus with a gel whitening solution containing a peroxide bleaching agent and wearing it for a period of time. It can take a few hours to four weeks to show results. Custom-made trays from your dentist can be crafted to suit your teeth perfectly. If your trays don’t fit properly, the bleaching agent may come into connection with your gums, irritating gum tissue and causing other oral hygiene problems.   

Whitening Toothpaste: Surface stains on your teeth can only be removed using whitening toothpaste. They contain abrasives, polishing agents, and chemical agents that help remove stains. Because the chemicals are finer than ordinary toothpaste, they do not cause significant tooth wear.   

Teeth-whitening strips: These over-the-counter whitening strips are relatively inexpensive, simple to use, and most of them work. Whitening strips are covered with a peroxide-based whitening gel and applied twice daily for 14 days, for 30 minutes each time. The effects last around four months.   

Whitening Gels: Whitening gels are clear, peroxide-based gels applied to the surface of your teeth with a tiny brush. The first results appear after a few days, and the final results last for roughly four months.   

Whitening Rinses: Whitening rinses, like other mouthwashes, refresh breath and help reduce dental plaque and gum. Because a rinse only comes into contact with the teeth for two minutes every day, it can take up to 12 weeks to generate results. It is usually less effective than other over-the-counter whitening treatments.   

Other Ways: Whitening chewing gum, dental floss, and mouthwashes are just a few of the new teeth whitening products these days. While these solutions are unique, there isn’t much information available about their effectiveness.   

If you’re still confused about which approach is ideal for you, see us at Bravo Dental, where our teeth whitening specialists can guide you on the best treatment that would suit your teeth.  

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