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At Home Teeth Whitening

A bright smile enhances your appearance and gives you confidence. But when your teeth are yellowed or discolored you may be hesitant to smile. If that’s the case, you might want to discuss with your dentist an at-home professional bleaching kit to lighten your teeth.

At-home whitening kits prescribed by a dentist can cost between $100 to $400 compared to over-the-counter teeth-bleaching packages that are priced at $20 to $100. In-office whitening treatments start at $650.

An in-home bleaching kit offers several advantages to the patient. You can do at your convenience in your own home. It’s also gentler on the gums than store-bought kits. Before you leave the office, your dentist will explain how the in-home system works and instruct you on its use.

Making an Impression

Before you use the kit at home, you’ll need to have your teeth cleaned and checked for tooth decay or gum disease. Once any problems are resolved, your dentist makes an impression of your upper and lower teeth using a non-toxic putty. A lab creates a customized mouth tray for you, which is sent back to your dentist in about two weeks. Your dentist will also note the shade of your teeth before you start the process in order to see if the whitening treatment has worked.

At home, you fill the tray with a solution of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and slip it over your teeth. Because the tray is fitted to your mouth, the solution can’t leak out and irritate the delicate gums.

Your dentist will recommend how much solution to place in the tray. Before you leave the office with your kit, your dentist will also tell you what you should do at home to obtain the best results.

The At-Home Bleaching Process

Professional at-home bleaching kits are easy to use with some simple guidelines. Following these rules increases your chances of brightening your smile:

  • Clean and floss your teeth before starting the procedure.
  • Leave the tray with the solution in your mouth for an hour per day for two weeks.
  • Don’t eat, smoke or drink while the tray is in place. Wait 30 minutes after the tray is removed to eat or drink.

After two weeks, you’ll visit your dentist to compare your teeth color before and after the treatment. If your teeth are not as white as you had hoped, additional teeth-bleaching sessions can be done at home.

At-home teeth whitening is safe and painfree. However, some people report extra sensitivity to cold while undergoing the process. However, once the treatment is completed, the sensitivity quickly diminishes.

Is an At-home Whitening Kit for You?

At Espire Dental, we offer both at-home and in-office teeth-whitening treatments along with other cosmetic dental procedures. During a consultation, our dental professionals can discuss these therapies and help you decide which one is right for you. Book an appointment today for a brighter smile.

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