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The whitening of teeth has long been a widespread and effective practice. Those feeling self-
Home whitening kits have been readily available for years and certainly carry some advantages over in-
That said, there are drawbacks to home whitening kits. They remove the dental professional and all of his or her insight from the equation. They are one-
If price and/or time are sticking points for you, then a home kit may be the way to go. But it helps to research the two professionally performed whitening options as you make your decision:
This is very straightforward, and has been the primary method of whitening for decades and decades. Here, you will meet with your dentist to discuss your objectives and find your best fit -
Traditional bleaching is the most common method, but it also carries its own drawbacks. The practice of placing the trays into your mouth and leaving them there for 30-
Recently, laser bleaching has become more accepted and prevalent among whitening patients. Like with tray bleaching, a bleaching substance is placed on the teeth, but this method uses a small laser to accelerate the job tremendously. Once your gums are covered and secured from the gel, the dentist will apply it and put the laser to work. The laser will activate the gel into a somewhat foamy lather, and weeks' worth of tray bleaching can be done in an office visit or two.
While this method is modern and efficient, it encounters drawbacks like any other. Laser bleaching can be very expensive, and isn't any more permanent of a solution than the other two options.
Your dentist will be able to recommend a good course of action for your whitening process. Listen to his or her advice as you decide!