Want to add something more to your smile? Whitening your teeth can give you a rejuvenated-looking set of teeth and will add some sparkle to your smile.
There are several ways to whiten your teeth. But which one is the fastest?
While there are several at-home ways to make your teeth appear cleaner and healthier, the fact is that the quickest path to a better smile is by having the whitening done inside a dentist’s office.
Getting Whitening Professionally Done by a Dentist
During an in-office tooth whitening, your dentist will use a special bleaching solution that’s more powerful than any at-home whitening product.
This solution can be applied and take effect even more rapidly in the dentist’s chair with the additional use of special light and heat – or both – which will quicken and amplify the process of using a whitening agent.
But how fast is teeth whitening when done in the dentist’s chair? Faster than you may think!
Typically the results appear immediately during the course of the visit, which can run from 30 minutes to an hour, or sometimes more depending on your needs. The outcome is whiter teeth, often three to eight shades more white and bright.
There are numerous options at home when it comes to teeth whitening. While these can produce results of varying quality, they won’t be as dramatic – or fast – as having the whitening done by a dentist.
The simple over-the-counter options available at your local pharmacy’s dental aisle include the basics of dental hygiene – mouthwashes, toothpastes, dental flosses and also gum that promise to add some cleaning sparkle to your smile. While most of these products do contain whitening agents when advertised, it’s not often that they contain enough to make a drastic difference.
A more recent invention in at-home teeth-whitening is whitening strips. These are commonly found in pharmacy and grocery stores, and give better results at whitening your teeth than self-styled whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. These come in strip and gel form, and are usually applied once a day. However, they have a limited amount of the whitening agent and sometimes don’t cover all the teeth.
Your best option for at-home teeth whitening products are the ones provided to you by your dentist!
While most dentists do their procedures in-office, most do have kits that you can buy to take home. These tooth bleaching products use a tray that looks like a specialized mouth guard. These trays hold the whitening gel up to the teeth, which gets better results than other at-home solutions. But it must be worn for several hours for maximum results.
The safest and fastest way to have your teeth whitened is at the dentist.
If you’re looking to whiten your teeth, contact your dentist to find out more about your options!