The Teeth Whitening Process
Tea, coffee, tobacco, and wine can leave stains on your teeth. Regular intake of these drinks can create yellow stains on your teeth.
Now, it’s not always possible to remove this yellow layer by brushing and you may need professional help. Dental teeth whitening uses one kind of bleaching solution (peroxide) to remove stains from your teeth. The process is an effective one, and can make your teeth white again.
Let’s take a look at what are the differences are between professional teeth whitening vs home kits.
Types Of Teeth Whitening
1) In-Chair Whitening
In-Chair whitening means you have to visit a professional dentist. Then, the dentist would apply a step-by-step process to make your teeth white.
2) Take-Home Kit
You can apply the whitening process right at your home. A teeth whitening strip, solution, or toothpaste can be used several times a day.
Professional Teeth Whitening Vs Home Whitening Kits
1) Time Investment
Take-home kits are time-consuming. You may have to apply them repeatedly for 6 to 12 months before you may see some progress. On the other hand, in-chair whitening takes only 60 to 90 minutes to whiten your teeth.
Some people may not have time to apply the kit several times (a day) on their teeth, and as a result the teeth whitening kit would not prove useful.
In-chair teeth whitening is a short process. You just need to book an appointment and visit a dental clinic, resulting in pearly white teeth.
2) Keeping Up The Momentum
When you buy a take-home kit, you have to apply it following a routine. However, after 5 or 6 sessions, you may not be as enthusiastic as you were before, and you may begin to skip the sessions.
A dentist’s clinic is a professional place of work, and you simply need to turn up to your appointment for the whitening treatment.
3) Teeth Sensitivity
In-chair whitening uses a higher percentage of bleaching solution than a take-home kit. This bleaching solution/gel can make your teeth sensitive making your teeth become sensitive.
Take-home kits involves a slower process and this would make your teeth only mildly sensitive. When you are opting for an in-chair treatment, you should be able to withstand teeth sensitivity for 24 hours.
4) Expert Advice
You may have a tooth problem or gum problem that you are not aware of. When you use a take-home kit, you may these problems will be missed if a dentist doesn’t give you a checkup. Before beginning an in-chair whitening treatment, the dentist checks your oral health. An in-chair whitening process is a safer option.
5) Experienced Hands
Sometimes you may have only one or two yellow teeth. If this is the case, you will need an expert hand to make them white, as you don’t want to bleach your non stained teeth. A take-home kit may make your teeth white, although only a professional (in-chair treatment) can make all your teeth perfectly white.
You can choose either in-chair teeth whitening or home kit options. Before applying a home kit, you should visit a dentist.