Professional at-home teeth whitening kits are those obtained from your dentist which contain a high concentration of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. They are slightly more expensive than over-the-counter whitening kits; but they are also more effective. Custom-fitted dental trays are included to keep the whitening solution on the surface of the tooth and limit the exposure of the solution to the sensitive gum (gingival) area. Professional in-home kits are relatively easy to use and offer exceptional results after just one to two weeks of use.
Using Home Whitening Kits
Professional in-home whitening kits aren't something you can pull off the shelf. Custom-made trays (dental cups fitted to the contour of your teeth) must be manufactured in order to ensure the whitening solution are properly distributed. Without these, a lot of the solution could be wasted or put onto areas of the mouth that may be damaged.
There are several steps to obtaining and using in-home teeth whitening kit:
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
If do-it-yourself whitening is not your cup of tea, you can always opt for professional in-office whitening. It is a slightly more expensive procedure but one that offers more reliable results. Besides cost, the one downside is that you may need to make multiple visits to the dentist's office.
With that being said, professional whitening delivers optimum results over a relatively short amount of time. The process is pretty straightforward:
There are several options for teeth whitening that a Texas Dental Group dentist can use or recommend to patients. Your dentist could conduct a scale and polish and then whiten your teeth in-house. This can significantly change the coloring of your teeth should you have stained/dark/yellow teeth. Our whitening systems also use laser procedures to whiten teeth. Visit a Texas Dental Group location today or call us at 281-588-0083 to schedule a visit.
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