Teeth stains these days are inevitable! Our consumption of a variety of foods and drinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.) have made our teeth more susceptible to staining. However, advanced teeth whitening technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting the tooth structure.
The two main methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and in-office whitening. For tray whitening, an impression is taken and a custom tray is made for the patient. Then, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient and he/she wears the tray for up to an hour each day (techniques differ) for a period of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth is a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is almost always transitional.
On the other hand, in-office whitening is the most efficient means of whitening in which your teeth are whitened by repeated application of whitening gel by the dentist; It is completed in one session and can achieve significant results. In most cases it is followed by some home application using tray whitening, to maintain the end result.
Your dentist can give you more detailed information and help you decide which method is more suitable for you and your teeth.
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