To whiten your teeth effectively at home, a dentist may recommend a professional kit containing either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide at high concentrations. They are less expensive than the normal in-office procedure ($650 and above) but still cost between $100 and $400, compared to $20 to $100 for over-the-counter whitening kits.

Dental trays are given to keep the Teeth Whitening solution where it needs to be, on the tooth’s surface and away from the gums (the gingival area). The professional teeth whitening kit is easy to use and provides noticeable results in as little as two weeks.

DIY teeth-whitening using a kit

There are no over-the-counter alternatives to professional Teeth Whitening treatments. Custom trays (dental cups shaped to match the shape of your teeth) are constructed so that the professional teeth whitening kit may be applied uniformly. Without them, you risk getting solutions in places in your mouth that might be hurt.

Get a teeth-whitening kit and use it as directed.

● A digital scan of your upper and lower teeth will be utilized instead of the traditional dental putty impression.

● Custom trays will be made either in-house or at a dental laboratory. The turnaround time might vary from a few days to two weeks, depending on the location of the tray manufacturer.

● Your teeth’s original shade will be recorded on your dental chart while the Teeth Whitening is in progress.

● When the trays are ready, we’ll plan a time to demonstrate to you how to apply and dispense the solution so that you receive the best possible outcomes.

● Before commencing the at-home treatment, brush your teeth, floss, and rinse.

● This method is typically used for two weeks at a rate of one hour every day. Some labels are acceptable for evening wear. You shouldn’t consume food or drink or light up a cigarette for at least 30 minutes after taking the trays out.

● After two weeks of treatment, you’ll come back for a checkup to see how you stack up against your baseline color.

● Use it as touch-ups if you feel you need more whitening done.

In-Office Teeth Whitening by a Professional

It’s also possible to get in-office whitening done by a professional if you decide that professional teeth whitening kits aren’t for you. Results are more reliable, but the method is more expensive. The only downfall is that you must visit the dentist multiple times.

However, professional Teeth Whitening provides the most impressive results in the least amount of time. The method is straightforward:

● The plaque will be removed by polishing your teeth first.

● Afterward, your mouth will be wrapped in gauze to keep the solution out, and a barrier will protect your gums.

● The whitening solution will only be applied to the chewing surface of your teeth (the front).

● For the peroxide in certain whiteners to do its job, a laser or curing light has to be used. The solution can either be left on for 30-60 minutes or reapplied every 15-20 minutes for up to an hour.

● When the desired color has been reached, a dental hygiene rinse is performed (or after the allotted time). Fluoride may help alleviate sensitive teeth. ● More appointments will be scheduled up until the preferred hue is reached. The frequency of touch-ups is directly related to how much you eat and drink.