There is no need to feel self-conscious about discolored teeth when you have teeth bleaching solutions that can help restore the color of your teeth to their original glory. Teeth bleaching aids come in various types - over-the-counter appliances, take-home bleaching kits, and in-office apparatus. While over-the-counter kits contain the lowest range of bleaching agents, at-home systems contain 3-20% peroxide-based bleaching agents, and in-office systems contain 15-43%.
How Take-Home Bleaching Kits are made
Unlike over-the-counter bleaching kits, take-home kits are not available in local pharmacies but are custom-made in dental labs under the guidance of your dentist. These trays are essentially dental cups that match the contour of your teeth. Here's how they are made:
The step-by-step instruction to using the take-home bleaching kit is as follows:
Before you begin the whitening procedure, make sure you brush thoroughly using fluoride toothpaste, floss, and rinse using a therapeutic mouth wash.
Take the tray in your hand and apply the whitening gel from one end to the other. The ideal amount is ½ to ⅓ of a syringe.
Insert the tray in your mouth and make sure the tray is snugly fit over your teeth. Strictly follow the wear time recommended by your dentist. Typically, the higher the bleaching agent's concentration, the shorter the wear time and vice versa.
Remove the tray and brush, floss, and rinse your mouth again to ensure there is no bleaching agent residue in your mouth. Be very careful, at this point, not to swallow any rinsed gel.
Once the whitening routine is complete, clean the tray using a toothbrush and water. Store it in a clean container and reuse it the next day or as recommended by your dentist.
If you're looking to flaunt a brighter smile, try a take-home bleaching kit that you can use in the comfort of your home.