Home teeth whitening methods have some advantages as follows:
Long tem results. Doctors say the only way to maintain white teeth is repeated use of home bleaching products, at an interval of 4-6 months. In addition, people with a high degree of yellowing of the teeth or teeth which were affected by certain substances such as tetracycline, home whitening kits should be used for a longer duration, up to 1 year.
Wide range of products. Currently on the market there are numerous options available for home whitening kits, such as strips or liquids that can be applied directly to the tooth enamel surface (mineralized part of the teeth) with many other accessories.
Conveniently. Whether the action of the products the patient uses, teeth whitening can be done any time of the day or night.
Portability. Teeth whitening products can be used when you are at work or in the car on the way to destination.\
Prices for home whitening kits are generally smaller than a dentist whitening.
Home Teeth Whitening
Home teeth whitening kits, purchased from dental offices
According to specialists in this field, in terms of tooth whitening, the best results are obtained by using kits purchased from dental offices for extended periods of time. These kits contain bleaching substances with higher percentage of peroxide.
Home teeth whitening strips
Home tooth whitening strips are flexible membranes covered with bleaching substances that have the ability to fold after the shape of the teeth. Advantages of these whitening strips is that they are not visible and therefore can be used as you are at work or shopping. However whitening strips can not white between the teeth and are ineffective for cracked teeth. Moreover, when using these strips, saliva can come easily in contact with the whitening substance.
Liquids for tooth whitening
Liquid substances applied with a brush on the teeth, is a fast alternative for teeth whitening. These substances can be used after meals or at any other time of day.
Teeth whitening toothpaste
Technically all toothpaste have a whitening effect, due to the removal capacity of the plaque and food debris. However, only few products in this range contain abrasives and in higher concentrations.
In terms of peroxide based toothpaste, the bleaching agent concentration is extremely low, because it comes in contact with the entire oral cavity during brushing.
Most toothpaste contain abrasives such as silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, calcium carbonate and baking powder. Whitening toothpaste has however, a higher concentration of these abrasive substances. The paradoxical effect in terms of these substances is that they can cause spots or a dull appearance of the dental crowns and veneers, if are used for long periods of time.
Flossing for long periods, has the ability to remove stains from your teeth.