The Several Teeth Whitening Treatments We Offer
Most people’s diet involved the daily consumption of foods and drinks that stain their teeth. Some of the foods and drinks are coffee, sodas, wine, tea and even fruits such as strawberry and blackberries. Acids in foods and beverages break down your teeth's enamel, making it easier for the enamel to be stained. Therefore, no matter how much you take care of your teeth, you can still have discolored teeth. With the use of social media, appearance has become more important than ever because it can be the starting point for building new relationships, and it can reveal a lot about an individual's hygiene. Whiten teeth plays a vital role in people’s image, so that might be a reason why teeth whitening treatments have become so popular. Teeth whitening is getting more accessible now as these treatments can be performed in a dental office as they can be implemented in your own home
This article will provide information about different types of methods that are available to whiten your teeth, as well as, if these treatments have shown to have effective and endurance results.
Take Home Trays
What makes over the counter teeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
How they Work
Custom whitening trays are made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of a gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth, and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.
These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.
There are many teeth whitening methods, each containing a similar yet different process and outcome. Treatments will affect each individual differently, which is why we will recommend a proper consultation with our dentist prior to choosing the right option for you. Additionally, everyone’s current state of oral health is different, so certain treatments may not work for you. If you are looking to achieve a brighter smile, visit Smiles for Life in Richmond, Indiana, for effective and efficient teeth whitening services. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 765-962-1519. Our team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have.