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Teeth Whitening

Our teeth can discolor through the years as our enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow color substance that makes the core of our teeth, to show through. This is what gives our teeth a yellowish tint. Teeth whitening helps restore teeth to a shiny white color through the use of bleach.

Teeth whitening methods
There are two popular teeth whitening options available through your dentist. The first involves the use of take home whitening kits. These whitening kits are purchased from your doctor for use at home. The strength of the gel used in these kits is higher than that used for over the counter bleaching, and thus the gel can be applied for shorter periods of time. Usually the trays are worn for 15-30 minutes twice a day for a 14-21 days depending on the product.

The second method over the counter teeth whitening. These whitening kits are purchased from drug stores or super stores for use at home. The strength of the gel used in these kits is lower than that used for whitening kits prescribed by your dentist, and thus the gel can be applied for longer periods of time. Usually the trays are worn for 30-60 minutes at least twice a day for a 21-28 days depending on the product.

It is best to consult your dentist to understand which whitening option is best for you.