Teeth bleaching gel

Many people use teeth bleaching gel in order to whiten their teeth. This can usually be achieved by applying a gel directly onto your teeth and then using a laser light to fully induce the bleaching effect. You have two options to use teeth bleaching gel in order to whiten your teeth. This can firstly be achieved by making an appointment at your dentist, or you may choose to purchase a teeth bleaching kit and complete the procedure yourself. Teeth bleaching gel is typically composed of a peroxide solution and we are already well aware that hydrogen peroxide is able to combat bad breath and will also help to whiten your teeth.

Prior to visiting your dentist for a teeth bleaching or whitening appointment, it is important that your teeth are fully cleaned first. If you suffer from certain oral health problems such as cavities you should immediately consult your dentist prior to undergoing any treatment. It is well-known that teeth bleaching gel can lose its effectiveness should you suffer from any of these issues. Once the dentist has completed the cleaning process a hydrogen teeth bleaching gel solution will be applied directly onto your teeth. This is followed by a laser light which will be lit over the gel application. However do not be fooled into thinking that the light plays a big part in this process. The laser light will merely act as a catalyst and produce a reaction within the teeth bleaching gel which will start the process of whitening your teeth.

You will typically find that hydrogen peroxide is manufactured in opaque bottles. This is to ensure that light does not transfer through them, as this will cause the hydrogen peroxide solution to break down and become less effective. However we are now aware that whenever hydrogen peroxide does break down it will produce a fantastic bleaching solution.

If you wish to use a teeth bleaching gel at home, this will involve the use of mouth trays. You can either make this yourself or they can be made through molds of your teeth supplied by a dental professional. As you may expect the latter is usually recommended. You will, of course, require teeth bleaching gel for this method as well. The main difference between these two methods is that if you are using the do yourself method you should apply a teeth bleaching gel into the trays and use them last thing at night prior to going to bed.

The home teeth bleaching gel method may take up to 2 to 3 weeks to work however completing this procedure at the dentist’s office will produce far quicker results. You should find on average your teeth will appear whitened for six months up to a year. This fits in perfectly with your regular dental checkups, when you will be able to ask a quick touch up to your teeth.

It is advisable to never use teeth bleaching gel when you are pregnant or being nursed through an illness. Unfortunately there is no specific research on this and therefore information on the dangers of teeth bleaching gels are pretty much unknown. We are aware that teeth bleaching gel and the actual bleaching solution will affect the dentin which is found inside the enamel cover of each tooth. Other than this, teeth bleaching is a very safe practice and it is not known to have any detrimental effects on your teeth. However, it should be mentioned that there is one specific side-effect to using teeth bleaching gel and that is that you may find your teeth become more sensitive.

Tooth sensitivity most often occurs during the very early stages of a bleaching treatment. This may also cause a marked irritation of the soft tissues found in the gums. The most common causes of this tissue irritation will typically be from an ill fitting mouthpiece tray rather than the actual teeth bleaching gel. However this can be considered a temporary condition and will usually disappear within 1 to 3 days of you either stopping or completing your treatment. It is also advisable that if you are someone who suffers from sensitive teeth and gums, or receding gums that you should consult your dentist first.

If you are someone who is sensitive to hydrogen peroxide it is, obviously, not advisable to try a bleaching product without, once again, consulting your dentist first. It is also important to remember that any prolonged exposure to a bleaching agent such as teeth bleaching gel may eventually damage your tooth enamel. Furthermore, it is not recommended that children under the age of 16 should use teeth bleaching gels. This is mainly because the pulp chamber (nerve of the tooth) is enlarged up until this age. Unfortunately should you choose to use a bleaching agent, this may cause the pulp to become irritated and eventually oversensitive.

Last updated on Jun 8th, 2011 and filed under Dental Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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