Best At-Home Teeth Whitening Methods

Tooth whitening certainly doesn’t belong to any complicated operations. Actually, there is no problem of bleaching teeth to a certain extent in the comfort of home. Countless home teeth whitening methods can effectively help you fight with dark or yellow teeth. Sometimes, just commonly available whitening product is able to get back your snow-white smile.

Here you will have several options on how to proceed home teeth whitening. Most of these whitening products are based on the effect of hydrogen peroxide which is in higher concentrations used by dentists that deal with professional teeth whitening. Difference with home bleaching is only at a given concentration, which is at the home treatments around 10%.

The main advantage of teeth whitening products for home-use is their very low price compared to whitening by dental specialists. Another advantage is also their availability. You can buy all these products today online (for example on Amazon) at a lower price than in pharmacies.

Home bleaching has also several disadvantages. It is important here to mention them. The main inconvenience is that you don’t have sight and opinion from dental specialists, whether your teeth whitening method is suitable or you. Next disadvantage is hhe fact that not all teeth can be whitened successfully. For example, yellowish teeth is very easy to convert to a bright white, but brown and gray teeth are bleached with difficulties. It is therefore a good idea to consult everything with your dentist.

Teeth Whitening Toothpastes

The cheapest and easiest way of best home teeth whitening is brushing and cleaning teeth with a special whitening toothpaste. These toothpastes are usually identified by the name because it mostly contains word “whitening” or “white”, but it is necessary to make sure that the package contains hydrogen peroxide and at what concentration. The technique is simple, just use it instead of the normal toothpaste when brushing your teeth with a toothbrush. Compared to normal cleaning, this whitening toothpaste should work upon teeth for extended period of time. The problem is that these toothpastes contain only a very small percentage of the active substance (whitening agent) and the time of exposure is too short. They are therefore the least effective option and you can not expect any miracles. They should be definitely used by people who regularly consume cola drinks, coffee, or smoke. There are also some toothpastes and toothbrushes developed especially for smokers.

Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips are those kind of strips, which are stuck to the front part of teeth. They contain active substances that are left on the teeth for some time to work and then removed. The hydrogen peroxide percentage in these strips may be various and therefore it is important to check in advance. The main disadvantage is inaccurate applications, uneven sticking to the teeth and thus worse quality of results. Teeth  should be properly cleaned before applying the strips.

Teeth Whitening Kits and Systems

Teeth Whitening TrayThese home teeth whitening method is the most effective one. It is really the most efficient way of getting your teeth whitened at home. First of all, as with using strips, it is necessary to properly clean teeth, then apply required amount of whitening gel to the tray and pull it over the teeth to ensure exposure of active ingredients to the teeth. Whitening gel should be given the right amount to not letting it to get around the teeth (gums) and yet cover the whole surface of the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide contained in the whitening gel may be in a different percentage amount. However, it could be unpleasant and harmful (can cause burns to sensitive mucosa) for gums or tongue at any rate. Some products have the trays on the gums, but it requires some skill to whiten teeth by this technique. But it is definitely not impossible.

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