Teeth Whitening – Is it safe and does it work?

A perfect smile is the latest trend, and everyone around seems to jump on the bandwagon of “Teeth Whitening”. Though unaware or aware of whether the Teeth Whitening is safe, we see a positive panorama of Teeth whitening whenever it is the subject of concern. So, is it really safe to opt for teeth whitening and does it work?

Well, before we move on to the subject of teeth whitening let’s shed some light on teeth discoloration.

 Teeth Discoloration

The teeth get stained or discolored for various reasons, like illness, aging and because of consuming beverages, and also when you have ill habits. There are two kinds of teeth discolorations the extrinsic discoloration and Intrinsic Discoloration.

The Extrinsic discoloration happens when you have smoking habits or consume beverages, foods that stain your teeth. Tea, coffee, red wine, and tobacco contribute to this type of staining. These stains basically affect the outside surface of the teeth and can be treated with the teeth whitening kinds of toothpaste.

The Intrinsic discoloration happens when you have childhood illness, infection, tooth trauma, and aging. These are treated with professional bleaching.

And this makes us analyze what kind of teeth whitening exactly your teeth need. There are many methods available to whiten your teeth, and this leaves you bewildered about what to use and what not, what is safe and what isn’t. Below we have a list compiled a list of few popular teeth whitening options people opts for.

Teeth Whitening Methods

  • Administered by the dentist
  • Dispensed by Dentist to use at home.
  • Made at home or obtained over the counter without the oversight of the dentist.

As far as safety is concerned it is always better to consult a dentist and have him/her prescribe the either of professional teeth whitening or at-home teeth whitening. If you are going for at-home DIY teeth whitening treatment or try at-home teeth whitening products then most of the conventional teeth whitening treatments are safe to use but as long as you follow the right directions prescribed on the product.

Some of the in-office teeth whitening treatments

Having a professional who has hands on it on a regular basis can be the safest method you can opt for. The in-office teeth whitening treatments performed by dentists can cost you a little expensive but are the safest ones unless you go for the right ones.

  • Bleaching treatment

The in-office teeth whitening bleaching treatment can be beneficial because of its quick results. The whitening effect you get when you go for in-office treatment lasts longer. All it takes is a few hours or a few visits to complete the treatment.

The products applied by professionals have greater concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. The treatment is suggested for the receding gums or abfraction lesions. The light is used by the dentist with the whitening product to speed up the process.

 Some of the methods you can try at home for teeth whitening

Well, we always eye on something that is cost-effective and shows effective results. So, if you ride on the same boat then here are few safe teeth whitening methods you can try at home.

 

Teeth Whitening Toothpastes

  • You are using the right and safe one if……..it doesn’t comprise of carbamide peroxide
  • They show effective results if…… they comprise blue covarine.

Whitening Strips

  • They are safer when…..they comprise small amounts of concentrated bleaching agents.
  • They show effective results when……used one or two times or for a set period of time prescribed on the product.

 How safe are they?

The treatment is safe when you consider the factors and choose the right whitening treatment. Some of the factors you will need to consider are

 Type of stains and discoloration

  • Your previous dental history, including crowns and fillings.
  • Prescribe treatments types of discoloration.

So as long as you move according to your dentist you are always in the right space, and if you consider opting for at-home treatments the teeth whitening with the right chemicals and bleaching agents will ensure your safety.

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