Thursday, December 31, 2009

Over the Counter Home Teeth Whitening Trays Which Contains Peroxide To Whiten Teeth

Over the counter home teeth whitening trays, despite the disapproval of the American Dental Association (who, a cynic might complain, are merely protecting their own), are not without their advantages either. They cost a lot less, for one thing, since you are supplying your own parts and labor, rather than relying on someone else to whiten your teeth for you. Also, because they use a lower concentration of peroxide in the gel, there is less risk of irritation to the teeth and gums.

Another advantage of over the counter home teeth whitening trays is that you get to keep the trays. This means that if you want to use them again, for a retouch later on you don't have to go back to the dentist for another fitting.

Of course, the use of any home teeth whitening kit requires a certain amount of self-discipline. However, given sufficient willpower, there is no reason why you shouldn't achieve exactly the same results with an over the counter home teeth whitening kit as you would with one supplied by your dentist. In the words of Yoda: "Control, control, you must learn control".

Monday, December 28, 2009

Home Teeth Whitening Trays To Whiten Teeth

Since 1990, dentists have used tray-based methods of whitening teeth more than any other teeth whitening system. Nowadays, the same treatments are available at home, either dispensed by your dentist or bought over the counter. In this article, we will look at each method in turn.

Dentist Dispensed Home Teeth Whitening Trays
These are the only type of home teeth whitening trays approved by the American Dental Association. No over the counter products are approved for home use. The great advantage of this method is that it is carried out under the supervision of a dentist, so there are no worries about safety.

All ADA approved home teeth whitening trays contain the same active ingredient, a 10% solution of carbamide peroxide, though dentists will sometimes use a stronger solution if they feel that your teeth warrant it. Your dentist will custom fit the tray to your mouth, so there is no danger of tooth damage caused by an ill fitting tray.

Dentist dispensed home teeth whitening trays generally use a slightly stronger concentration of bleaching agents than over the counter products, which means that the treatment doesn't take as long. A home teeth whitening tray from your dentist will generally work in just a few hours, as opposed to weeks or even months for an over the counter home teeth whitening tray.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Using Hydrogen Peroxide To Whiten Teeth

Hydrogen peroxide is a popular teeth whitening solution. It is sometimes used as a bleaching agent for hair. Before you use this chemical, do note that hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous if you do not practice safe dental practices.

For a start, ensure that the hydrogen peroxide is diluted with at least 1 part water to every 1 part peroxide. Be very careful not to swallow the solution. As a powerful reagent, this chemical can lead to blindness and even death if it is swallowed in large amount.

By the way, if you are wondering, it tastes pretty horrible but there are thousands of people who use it and have claimed good results from using it.