Visiting a dentist every day, for 1-2 weeks or more, is not easy for most people. That is the reason why, dentists usually give their clients a whitening gel and two mouth trays and ask them to carry out the process for themselves for a specific number of days. This makes us realise that even professional whitening is carried out at home under the dentist's advice.
As we mentioned above, most of the whitening process is done at home, and if you get a high quality teeth-whitening kit and follow the instructions, you will have exactly the same results as when visiting your dentist, but at a much lower price.
Apart from the whitening gel, home whitening kits provide you with two mouth trays which you fill with the gel before applying them over your teeth. It is very important that mouth trays fit exactly over your teeth, because if they don't, the gel will come in contact with your gums and may irritate them.
To avoid such discomfort, make sure that you buy a high quality teeth whitening kit with thermoform mouth trays which are moulded in such a way as to perfectly fit your teeth.
Moulding takes place when you leave the thermoform mouth trays in hot water for a couple of minutes and then fit them over your teeth. You bite down hard on the trays and they take the exact shape of your teeth. This is a process you do only once. The mouth trays will keep their shape for as long as you need them.
When your mouth trays are ready, you can start the whitening process by filling them with the recommended amount of gel and putting them carefully over your upper and lower jaws. It is essential to follow the instructions carefully and not to exceed the recommended application time.
After the recommended time, you remove the mouth trays and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Your treatment is over, and you can see the difference on your teeth even from the first time. You will continue your treatment for a certain number of days according to instructions and until you reach your desired results.
Some high-quality teeth whitening kits provide you with a blue-light device which can speed up your treatment period. Smile 4 You is one such whitening kit that includes the blue light appliance in its package.
The blue light is a special light that works at a 468 nanometres frequency and makes the treatment time 50% shorter. This happens because when you hold the device over your teeth the light activates hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which makes the whitening molecules work faster.
A re-mineralising gel is included in some teeth whitening kits, like in Smile 4 You kit, to help your teeth become less sensitive by providing them with the necessary minerals that they may lose during bleaching. The method helps microscopic holes get filled with those minerals and your teeth become stronger and stop being sensitive.
Whitening your teeth at home with the use of a whitening kit will make your teeth look a lot more beautiful, you will feel a lot more confident when you smile, and you can enjoy professional results without having to pay high dentist fees.