Teeth bleaching or whitening has become very popular recently. And with the rapid advances is modern dentistry, there are very many teeth whitening solutions available.
If you’ve decided to whiten your ivories, which is a great step to self-improvement, this article will cover the 4 major teeth whitening solutions you will probably encounter.
1. Tray Teeth Bleaching
This teeth whitening solution has been around for many years and is probably the most popular. Normally, years ago, you would have to go to a dentist to get this done (and it’s still recommended if you want the best results). But nowadays you can even buy tray whitening kits over the counter.
It’s a relatively painless procedure which makes a mold of your teeth. You then will fill the trays with a powerful bleaching agent and wear the trays for 2-4 hours every day for about 2 months.
Repeat this once a day every few weeks afterward to maintain the color.
This is a very effective teeth whitening solution. If you have it done by a dentist, expect to spend two hundred dollars or more plus the cost of whitening agent when you run out.
2. Laser Teeth Bleaching
Laser whitening will give you better results than any of the other teeth whitening solutions. It can only be completed by your dentist, but has immediate results.
Basically dentists put a gel on your teeth and then zap them with a laser–or an ultraviolet light. This destroys stained build-up. The process can be painful if you have sensitive teeth and is very costly: somewhere in the neighborhood of four to nine hundred dollars.
3. White Strips
These relatively new gadgets were introduced a few years back and are the most inexpensive of the teeth whitening solutions.
You buy a kit that has little plastic strips with a whitening agent already on them. You’ll then wear the strips every day for about an hour and you can throw them away. They are much more convenient than tray kits, but less effective since they do not fit as snugly to your teeth.
A 14 day kit runs about twenty five dollars. And just like other teeth whitening solutions, you’ll need to continue this periodically to maintain the shade of white that you want.
4. Paint on Whiteners
If you’re looking for maximum convenience of all the teeth whitening solutions, paint on whiteners would be your route.
This involves brushing your teeth like normal and then applying a whitening agent directly to your teeth and letting it set in before you eat or drink anything. Set in time is usually around 30 minutes. Of course, the longer you leave it on, the more effective it is.
Paint on whiteners usually cost around fifty dollars for a month supply and should be used regularly to maintain color.
As you can see, teeth whitening solutions are widely available to help you look better. It’s a big step, but you’ll be much happier with yourself with whiter brighter teeth.