Are you thinking about having your Teeth Whitened?
Looking and feeling good goes hand-in-hand in this day and age, most of us want to have a healthy long life. In recent years the health and beauty markets have exploded with a myriad of products designed to make us look and feel better. Having a good smile can speak volumes and consumers have been whipped into a frenzy, all in an effort to have their teeth whitened, however there are lots of options which may impact selecting the right product to suit your needs.
If you would like to have your teeth whitened you may want to consider whether you have the treatment performed by a professional, which often includes a dentist visit, then being given a teeth whitening kit for you to take home to finish the course of the treatment usually over a 20 day period. You may consider using a home whitening kit which will also contain gels, trays and an LED light in some cases.
Although most home whitening kits will contain generic items, it is important to select the correct gel, for the correct level of staining. It is also important to consider your previous dental history; do you suffer with receding gum lines? Do you have extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks? Are your teeth generally healthy or do you suffer with cavities and deep decay? If you do suffer with any of these complaints having your teeth whitened is probably not an option for you.
Teeth can become stained due to a variety of factors such as food and drinking like coffee tea, red wine, and beetroot. Teeth can also become stained by nicotine found in cigarettes, as well as tar build up which causes the unpleasant browning and rough texture of the tooth surface which smokers often experience. Age can also be a factor, as we get older age is not only expressed in skin tone and elasticity, but also in the shade of our teeth, with age the enamel starts to become thinner and the dentine within the teeth starts become more visible, as dentine is yellow in colour, this can give the appearance of yellow teeth. Your teeth may also appear yellow due to intrinsic staining which can be caused by the antibiotics tetracycline
So, what is the best whitening gel to suit your needs? If you have deep internal (intrinsic) staining stronger gel does not equate to better results, on the contrary, if you have deep staining a gradual and steady approach to whitening is best. Overnight whitening is better suited for the aforementioned type of stains, also this allows for a deeper effect, as the gel gets to work overnight the peroxide is able to better penetrate the surface of the tooth. It is recommend for that overnight treatments consist of a Carbamide peroxide gel containing either 10%-16% Peroxide, this type of treatment is also suitable for those with red wine stains. It should be noted that laboratory made custom trays are used for such treatments.
If you suffer with sensitivity and have moderate staining you can opt for a 22% Carbamide gel, this will remove most stains and the temporary sensitivity which may be experienced by some consumers is greatly reduced when using a 22% gel. To get ultimate results when having your teeth whitened a 36% Carbamide gel can give the results you are looking for; this gel will remove not only surface stains but also the yellow stains and build up of tartar which can become yellow. 36% Carbmide gel is one of our best sellers for the very reason that it works and you will get unrivaled whiteness.
Whichever option you choose to have, we suggest doing your research, ensuring that you stay safe, protect those gums and soft tissue or find a reputable professional to complete your in office treatment.
Until next time Always Think Bizzle & Smile