Before getting your teeth cleaned, you should consider the importance of convenience and length of time it takes, sensitivity that may be caused and what you want the end result to be. Three of the most common teeth whitening methods include home teeth whitening kits, teeth whitening at a dental office with gel and laser teeth whitening. Whether you decide to get your teeth whitened at home or the dentist office, the end result will be strong, white teeth that you’ll be proud to show off.
Choosing a Method of Teeth Whitening
Home teeth whitening kits include whitening trays, whitening strips, or paint on products. Convenience plays a large role in whitening teeth at home because it can be done at any time of the day for short periods. Typically home whitening kits bought from local convenience stores thoughtout Utah are a bit less expensive than teeth whitening at a dentist. Although convenient, home teeth whitening typically needs to be repeated every four to six months to maintain optimal results. Home teeth whitening products usually cost under $150 for each treatment.
Dental treatments: A dentist will generally use strong teeth whitening gels to achieve fast results. They may also use laser or blue light in combination with the gel to enhance results. Although the dentist method is fast, your teeth are at risk for becoming sensitive due to the abrasive nature of materials used for teeth whitening. Your teeth may be sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. This method is also not as convenient as the home method because you have to set up an appointment with the dentist office and be at the office for the procedure. Typically dental whitening can cost several hundred up to $800.
Laser teeth whitening can also be done by itself and is the fastest and pain-free option for teeth whitening. This method is increasing in popularity because it is fast and easy to get your teeth whitened almost instantly. The main of this method is that it is painless and quick. On the other hand it does still require a trip to the dentist and is more expensive than at home teeth cleaning.
However you choose to whiten your teeth, the result will give you a more confident smile. As you continue to practice good oral hygiene, you can be assured of strong, healthy teeth, hopefully to last a lifetime.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.
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