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Tooth Whitening


Whitening is any process that will make your teeth appear whiter with a product that can bleach the tooth. In other words, it changes the natural color of the tooth. Bleaching products contain peroxide that help remove deep and surface stains.

Non bleaching whitening products contain agents that work by physical or chemical action to help remove surface stains only. These include whitening toothpastes, also known as dentifrices.


Tray Treatments

There are several types of in-office treatment that you can take advantage of, ranging from professional tray treatments to laser treatments. While tray treatments are less expensive, these can be quiet messy, make your gums sore for a number of days afterwards and leave a bad taste in mouth for quiet a while. Tray treatments also require several sessions.

Laser Treatments

The laser treatment is much quicker and has a much more noticeable effect but its very expensive. It is the quickest type available today. If you do not take care to keep your teeth white, you will need to return to the dentist after a few months for another treatment. Daily brushing and careful hygiene is mandatory to keep your teeth in good color and condition.

At Home Bleaching Kits

These are the most popular whitening option. Mouth trays are usually made in one office visit, and your oral health care professional will provide a whitening brand suitable to your needs. Some trays are worn for an hour, others through the night.

Whitening Strips

It is the second most common type of home teeth whitening. The strips are easy to use and no preparation is necessary.

Trays With Bleaching Gels

Trays with bleaching gels will provide the best combination of the most affordable and most efficient tooth whitening treatments available.

Whitening Toothpastes

If you cannot deal with pain and have sensitive gums, you can choose from a variety of toothpastes. These will help whiten your teeth without breaking down the enamel. But it will take a much longer time and will also require brushing your teeth twice a day.


  • James Cams June 16, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Found this post on Google – Cheers for that! I have been doing a lot of research on this topic and you’ve covered a few things I wasn’t aware prior to reading your article.

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