Types of teeth bleaching
Types of teeth bleaching
One of the most popular procedures asked for by abundant people to augment their smile is dental tooth whitening. There are various dental tooth bleaching procedures to help people fulfill their cosmetic desire. The following reveal the types of dental tooth bleaching:
In office tooth bleaching
This is the most hunted after and also the most effective method of bleaching and is done by the dentist in the dental office thus its name. Popular methods such as ‘zoom whitening ‘and ‘britesmile’ are used to whiten tooth. The tooth are cleaned first and a securing gel is applied around the mouth to protect the soft tissues. Next, a special gel containing peroxide is adapted over the teeth and a light is used to actify the gel. The gel penetrates the enamel and releases various compounds, turning your teeth white and bleaching it in the process. This is called laser teeth whitening. Side effects including sensitivity may prevail but only for a few days, after which it subsides.
Tooth whitening trays
Dental bleaching can also be done with the help of trays. The bleaching gel is kept in place over the surface of the tooth with a tray worn over the tooth. Different types of trays are available; one size-fits-all tray or custom trays specially made for each patient. The custom trays are obviously more effective as they provide the impeccable fit and keep the gel in contact with the teeth to be bleached. In this method the gel usually used is 10-15% carbamide peroxide. The tray is suggested to be worn for a particular amount of time accordingly.
Tooth whitening strips
Out of the other effective tooth whitening procedures available, tooth bleaching strips may be the most cheap. Most of these strips are available commercially, over the counter. The effectiveness of the result achieved depends on the brand used. These strips contain peroxide of a paltry concentration 6-15%, and should be worn for about an hour once or twice a day for a particular number of days. It is said to achieve a shade three times lighter than that of the tooth initially present. The strips are generally amiable when worn and may produce only mild difficulty while talking.
Tooth bleaching pastes
Tooth whitening tooth pastes seem to be one of the easiest dental tooth bleaching types and are available over the counter. They are used just like normal toothpastes and may cost a little higher than the usual toothpaste. However they are not very effective and do not cause any obvious whitening effect on the teeth; though they function as well as any other toothpaste. The disadvantage may lie in the case of over-eager individuals who may brush vigorously and many times a day hoping to achieve a great result, which may do more harm than good to their tooth.
Tooth bleaching chewing gums
Most commonly advertised are tooth whitening chewing gums which contain bicarb soda, also used in the tooth whitening toothpastes. May be considered the best tooth bleaching products available since they are easy to use. They don’t contain any bleaching agent as that used in normal bleaching systems which are more effective. The gum should be chewed for around 20mins each, four times a day. Any variation in shade would take up to four weeks to be obvious.
The above article is composed by Dr. Mir Mujtaba Ali who is creator of SaneDentist.com which is an informational website on dental care and dental hygiene. The latest article on sane dentist is with regards to dental implant cost.
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