One of the most common procedures that you can have done in a dental office is a tooth whitening treatment. This procedure includes the dentist or an assistant placing a gel onto your teeth and using an ultraviolet light to activate the whitening action of the gel. This can be done in a matter of minutes, but can be rather expensive. Luckily, there are many other options that can cost much less, and give you the same results.
A very popular option is teeth whitening gel which you can apply at home. These gels can be purchased at local grocery stores and promise to whiten your teeth over a period of weeks or days. These gels are very safe to use and can be applied in a number of ways. Some of the gels come with trays that you leave in your mouth as you let the gel work. Other gels are attached to strips that you place on your teeth. Some gel can be applied directly with an included brush. No matter which type of gel you choose to buy, it is important that you follow the instructions that are included with the product. Never try to use these products in a way other than they were intended, as it may result in poor results, severe tooth sensitivity, or even permanent damage to your teeth.
Another very easy way to get tooth whitening is through your toothpaste.There are many different types of toothpaste that contain whitening products. These products will not whiten your teeth as quickly as gel or as a visit to the dentist, but can be an effective way to whiten over a longer period of time. These can be good if you are someone that tricks to use teeth whitening gel or does not like to have something stuck in your mouth for more than a few minutes at a time.
There are actually many other whitening products, including mouth washes, chewing gum, and other products that can be purchased locally. Keep in mind that you do not want to over whiten your teeth. You should not try to use all of these products at once to get extra results, as you may do damage to the enamel or dentin of your teeth.
If you find that you are having problems with any tooth whitening products, stop using them immediately and speak to your dentist. Your … More