7 Facts For Teeth Whitening At Home

1. Stick To Whitening Procedure To Be Effective

Everyone experiences whitening results at different speeds. Generally you should begin to see it within about 4 - 7 days. However If you want to have the best effect, it usually takes between 20 - 40 hours of cumulative bleaching time to complete the process. You will have the same whitening results whether you have professional laser bleaching in-office or using at-home whitening kits. This is because whitening teeth with Peroxide is simply a function of the cumulative exposure of the person's teeth to the whitener.

7 Facts For Teeth Bleaching At Home

2. At-home Products Contain A Lower Strength-bleaching Agent

The concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide determines that how many shades of your teeth can be bleached at the same time. At-home products contain a lower strength-bleaching agent from 1-10 % Carbamide Peroxide and 3% Hydrogen Peroxide.

3. Toothpastes Remove Stains But Don't Change The Inherent Color

The American Dental Association has never given their endorsement for a teeth whitening toothpaste which does anything more than clean your teeth better.

4. Tooth Sensitivity And Gum Irritation Are Common Side Effects

Experience teeth sensitivity to hot or cold after the whitening treatment but It should fade away within 24-36 hours.
Irritation of the gums is caused by exposure to the bleaching agent. The higher concentration of the bleaching agent, the more likely it will cause irritation. To prevent exposure of the gums to the bleach, use a tray that is custom designed for your mouth.

5. Tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges and veneers will not lighten when your teeth are bleached.

6. If you have any cavities, they should be filled before you have your teeth whitened.
    People with gum diseases or teeth with worn enamel should not be used at-home whitening products.

7. Teeth bleaching procedures are not covered by most dental insurance plans.