Types of Teeth Whitening Kits
There are a variety of different types of tooth whitening kits available on the market. From in-office professional treatments to at-home do-it-yourself solutions, each type of kit has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. Depending on your budget and desired results, one type may be more suitable for you than another.
Home kits, which we use at Muirhead’s, produce better, longer lasting results and the patient is in control of how white they want the teeth to be.
There are also chairside treatments carried out in the dental practice which utilise a bright light to activate the peroxide to speed up the process. However the results aren’t as long lasting.
How do teeth whitening kits work?
Teeth whitening kits are products designed to make teeth look brighter and whiter. These kits typically contain a bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, and a whitening tray which the user places in their mouth. The bleaching agent penetrates into the enamel of the teeth and removes surface and deeper stains caused by food and drinks.
How long will it take to whiten my teeth?
When it comes to tooth whitening kits, the amount of time needed to achieve a desired level of whiteness will vary depending on the specific kit and your individual teeth. Generally, most kits take between 10 and 14 days to lighten teeth by several shades.
The amount of time required to whiten teeth depends on the severity of discoloration, the type and strength of whitening agents used in the kit and how often you use the kit.
Are teeth whitening kits safe?
Whitening treatments carried out in UK dental practices are regulated and are safe to use.
Can anyone use teeth whitening kits?
Yes, anyone can use teeth whitening kits. However, it is important to be aware that there are different types of whitening kits available and that not all kits are suitable for everyone. It is best to speak with your dentist before beginning any type of whitening treatment in order to determine what the best option is for you.
Also it is important to note that only your natural teeth will whiten.