Would you like to have a better smile? The best way to achieve that is by having whiter teeth. When it comes to teeth whitening there are two paths that you can choose from. The first one would be to have some kind of clinic based procedure where a dentist will be the one to do the actual procedure. The second would be for you to use an over the counter system which you can use on your own.
If you are torn between going to your local Dentist Mansfield and buying an over the counter system for teeth whitening then you should do some more research on your choices before you make a decision.
Over the Counter Whitening Solutions
There are many products now that you can buy on your own that would be useful in whitening your teeth. These products are varied in their effectiveness. A lot would depend on how regular you are in using them.
Whitening Strips and Gels
Whitening strips and gels are the most convenient to use of all the teeth whitening systems that are currently available. With the whitening strips all that you have to do is to apply them to your teeth surface regularly. The gels can usually be applied by using a brush or some other means that will target the enamel. The problem with these systems is that they would take a bit longer to work.
Tray Based Systems
In this kind of whitening system a tray that is shaped to the form of the mouth is used. The tray is filled with a whitening solution and the mouth is then placed on it. The immersion should be done for an hour or two every day for at least four weeks. You can actually buy a tray based whitening system over the counter.
Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
All toothpaste products are mildly abrasive and because of that they can contribute in making your teeth whiter. Some specially formulated toothpaste also contains some polishing chemicals which further add to the whitening effect. The problem is that the effects of teeth whitening toothpaste might not be visible even after using it for a long time.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The advantage of having your in-office teeth whitening is that it is a lot faster than using solutions that you can buy over the counter. Some in-office teeth whitening procedures can show results even with just one visit. That means you can walk into the clinic of your Dentist Mansfield and walk out two hours later with your teeth whiter than before. No over the counter system for teeth whitening can beat that sort of effectiveness and speed. The reason behind the speed and effectiveness of the in-office teeth whitening procedure is the solution used for the treatment there is a lot stronger than what you can buy on your own. The dentist can also use heat, light or a combination of those two in order to speed up the bleaching process.
These are just some of the things that you should know about teeth whitening.