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Professional Teeth Whitening and the Science Behind It
When a patient is looking for teeth whitening options, there can be a lot of information to pilfer through. With many brands and products claiming to have great whitening technology, it will typically come down to how white a person wants their teeth to be along with speaking to their dentist.
When it comes to getting white teeth that are sure to catch peoples attention, having professional teeth whitening treatment done is going to be the best choice for them. Hearing a dentist or patient refer to a ‘professional’ teeth whitening treatment indicates the method of whitening that will be completed. Because when a dental professional doing a teeth whitening treatment for a patient the overall experience is much different than at-home options and products.
How is professional teeth whitening better?
One of the most common questions that people ask is the specifics about what makes a professional teeth whitening treatment so much better than other products. All in all, it comes down to the strength of the gel that a dentist is able to use compared to at-home products that may be bought in a store.
Professional teeth whitening gel is typically made up of 15%-25% hydrogen peroxide which is far more stronger and tough on stains than other products like teeth whitening toothpaste or mouthwash. However, dentists having this type of technology will give the patient an opportunity to get the amazing white teeth that they have been dreaming about having.
What happens when the gel is applied?
Once the gel is applied to the teeth, patients will begin seeing the whitening process take place. Due to oxidation that is occurring between the teeth and gel, the teeth begin to become whiter and by the end of the hour-long treatment, the patient will typically have teeth that are around 8-10 shades lighter than before.
How long does professional teeth whitening take?
It will depend on the method that the dentist decides to take when it comes to teeth whitening. Sometimes it can take a few simple visits and trips to the dentist, or it could be one long session that also uses special lighting to speed along the whitening process.
Overall teeth whitening does not take very long and is much quicker than any at-home option that can take months to complete fully and only expect a few shades lighter in the end.
Is professional teeth whitening worth it?
The more people that decide to give professional teeth whitening a try, continue to be amazed by the results. By having a dentist do the procedure they know that they will get the best-looking smile that is possible. Not only that, but it will take far less long than attempting to use different products, methods and procedures that can be a hit or miss compared to a professional teeth whitening session.
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