With recent advances in dental technologies, teeth whitening is more accessible than ever before. There are many products that people can buy to whiten their teeth from toothpastes and gums to at home kits. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that every product on the market is effective in whitening teeth.
When it comes to a cosmetic service like teeth whitening, it is important to educate yourself on the best options for you if you want to whiten and brighten your smile. This means avoiding cheaper whitening products that don’t work and talking with your dentist to find the best options for your needs.
Teeth Whitening 101
Teeth become stained over time due to the buildup of the things people like to eat or drink like coffee, red wine, cigarettes, juices and certain sauces. Teeth whitening products use hydrogen peroxide or other similar chemicals to break down those stains and brighten your teeth. The stains on the enamel are bleached away and the resulting layer of enamel shines brighter for longer.
The problem with these chemicals is that there is too much of a good thing. Using a ton of hydrogen peroxide on your teeth can break them down or cause permanent damage. This is the main reason why over the counter products are not effective. They do not have a high concentration of whitening chemicals.
Additionally, these treatments take time. Over the counter products like whitening toothpastes can take weeks and weeks to achieve results.
Whitening at the Dentist
Luckily, whitening services you can get at your dentist -as well as the specialized at-home kits they can provide – have higher concentrations of the cleaning chemicals that you can use in a safe manner. Your dentist also has specialized equipment that can help whiten your teeth faster.
One of the best options for whitening teeth quickly and effectively is Lumibrite. Lumibrite is a product that you can either get at the dentist or take home that whitens your teeth quickly. Lumibrite gel applied safely to your teeth can brighten your smile by up to 9 shades in just a single visit.
Lumibrite gel can also be taken home in a kit that you can apply yourself in the comfort of your own bathroom. This kit can only be purchased at your dentist’s office and brightens teeth within 1 to 2 weeks.
Lumibrite’s at home kits are customizable to your needs and come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as concentrations of the Lumibrite gel. You and your dental care team will work together to choose the best option for your needs. This kit, applied at home via a mouthguard, will have your smile and your confidence shining like new.
The Future of a Bright Smile
While Teeth Whitening is not permanent, these in-office and take-home options are cheaper and easier than ever before. If you want to pursue whiter teeth and a brighter smile, contact us today at Hassey Dental. Our experienced team and dental care professionals can provide you with options that work for your needs.