Teeth whitening is simply the removal of stains on your teeth to create a bright white smile.
Teeth whitening options:
- At-home-teeth-whitening: If you find yourself unsatisfied with the color of your teeth but may not be able to afford the pricier professional tooth whitening treatments there are numerous at-home options. Whitening toothpastes gels strips and whitening at-home kits offer many easy options to lighten your teeth up to 2 shades. Teeth whitening ampoules are one of the newer and more convenient options.
- Laser teeth whitening: This procedure is performed in a dental office and has become one of the most popular options for teeth whitening as it is very effective and produces immediate results. Your dentist will begin by opening your mouth wide and applying a protective material like bees wax, aloe vera gel or other protective covering to the gums, lips and soft tissues in the mouth. This will help isolate the teeth and help prevent any damage to the tissues. After the whitening gel has been applied to the teeth, the dentist uses special laser light which facilitates gel penetration through the teeth enamel. The teeth whitening procedure usually last about an hour and the results can be seen immediately.