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Common Types of Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening is an effective treatment to get rid of yellow, pale, and discolored teeth. Stains on teeth can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and excessive drinking of tea, coffee, soda, and red wine. In some cases of tooth discoloration, you must take the advice of private dentist Basingstoke. Some discoloration can be gone by brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste. Where some stubborn stains may require treatment. With white teeth, you can enjoy the smile that makes you more confident.

Some teeth whitening treatments are:

Power Whitening: In this method of teeth whitening, the dentist uses hydrogen peroxide gel that opens pores in teeth. This allows the teeth whitening gel to penetrate through teeth enamel. The whole process takes a time of 45 minutes to one hour. Moreover, teeth are also exposed to teeth whitening light such as UV light, halogen, or LED light to activate the whitener.

Teeth Whitening Trays: These trays are made up of a flexible material that fits gently around your teeth and allows whitening on the surface and in between your teeth. The molds can also be custom made fits comfortably in your mouth and over your teeth. Trays have teeth whitening materials such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. During the night, these trays are worn by the patient, and during the day every couple of hours. In general, it takes time of several weeks to eliminate the stains.

At-Home Kits: Custom Teeth whitening kits are provided by your dentist. This contains a teeth whitening tray, teeth whitening gel, gloves, and instructions to use it. Tooth stains wear away after one month, this delay is caused because, at home, lights are not used to deliver quick results. However, you need to use these kits safely as they can cause irritation in gums if used in an incorrect manner.

One may experience sensitivity in teeth after the teeth whitening treatment. So, you got two options for teeth whitening, the one is visiting the dentist and the other is at home.

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