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A Review Of Teeth Whitening Procedures

A large majority of the planet’s population has placed “having whiter teeth” as among their prioritized goals. In a society where a lot of premium is placed on how we look and present ourselves, teeth whitening offers vast improvement in our most noticeable physical aspect, our face, and enhances our behavior and socializing with others. Being insecure about stained and discolored teeth greatly diminishes our self-confidence and our willingness to smile and openly talk to others. This is because we fear being scrutinized and laughed at. Having whiter teeth can quickly change all that and this fast resulting dental treatment is now easily available everywhere in a wide variety of teeth whitening procedures. Reading up on reviews of these procedures can help you decide which one to choose.

If you do most of your research online then undoubtedly you will come across tons of teeth whitening reviews for various products. Before reading any of these reviews for particular brand names, you should first know about the particular product and procedure that the brand name represents. You may get caught up with claims of “breakthrough technology” and “one of a kind procedure” easily without having the fundamental knowledge of the procedures and find out later on that they are just basically the same with the others. So first, do some research and learn about the common teeth whitening procedures that are widely accepted today.

Major Categories of Whitening Procedures

Excluding home, herbal, and homeopathic treatments for teeth whitening, generally recognized procedures are grouped by leading world authorities into two major categories, over the counter and professional teeth whitening procedures. Also commonly referred to as at-home bleaching and in-office bleaching, there are also crossover procedures which combine the elements of the two such as professionally prepared and custom fitted home tooth whitening kits, and kiosk whitening.

When talking about DIY over the counter or at home bleaching kits, you should differentiate this with common whitening products like whitening toothpaste, gums, flosses, and mouthwashes. These products contain very small amounts of whitening agents that produce negligible results, especially if you’re really looking for a couple of shades in difference. While they may help make teeth become whiter, they are not procedures which you can fully rely on to deliver your desired results.

DIY home tooth whitening procedures are commonly offered as kits that includes several products. Some procedures in this category use whitening strips, thin cuts of specially coated paper that is attached to the teeth’s surface, others include whitening trays which holds gel in place over the teeth, and there are kits that merely cover the stains acting as quick remedy paint-on whiteness.

Whitening strips offer the easiest method of whitening your teeth among these DIY over the counter procedures, they can also offer even bleaching but a person may find it difficult to access hard to reach places. Misaligned or crooked teeth may also pose a problem. They result to whitened teeth in just a matter of days or a few months depending on the condition of the teeth and the shade of whiteness desired. Whitening trays on the other hand offer the best results among current home procedures and is also fairly easy to use. Just out the gel inside the tray fit it into your mouth and leave it on. The amount of time will depend on the concentration of the gel and the detailed instructions that comes along with the kit.

With professionally done teeth whitening procedures, there are three basic treatments being commonly offered, laser whitening, light based whitening, and solely bleaching solution whitening. While all three uses some form of bleaching solution or compound, some dentists employ cutting edge technology using lights and lasers to improve the effectiveness of the solution and make the procedure faster. Laser based procedures are different with light based ones as some offices use other forms of lighting system for stimulating the bleaching agent. New innovations and research discoveries have led to the development of more effective technology for activating the compound used for the treatment. Also, they have been designed to infuse fewer risks and pain in the procedure so most anyone can now get the procedure done for themselves.



Source by Roger Bourdon

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