It’s not as difficult as you might think to achieve the dazzling white smile you’ve always wanted. Professional teeth whitening is simple, safe, and best of all, it’s easy to do at home. If you’re interested in having your teeth whitened, educate yourself on the options available so you can choose the best teeth whitening products to suit you.
There are several different procedures available for teeth whitening. The big decision to make is whether you would like to do it at home or at the dentist. Dentist whitening comes with two options: in-chair teeth whitening and take-home trays. The most popular choice for home teeth whitening is professional teeth whitening kits.
But when it comes to home teeth whitening vs dentist whitening, which one is better?
Safe and effective teeth whitening options – like a SmilePro Worldwide teeth whitening kit and dentist whitening – use peroxide-based bleaching agents to remove stains and discolouration. The main difference is that in-chair dentist whitening formulas have a higher percentage of peroxide to attain significant results in a single visit. The active ingredient is normally either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, and dentists will typically use concentrations between 10-22%.
The whitening process works to change the natural colour of your teeth and make them significantly whiter. It does so by penetrating the porous tooth enamel to remove discoloured molecules from deep in the teeth.
You can see significant results from both professional teeth whitening kits and dentist whitening.
The most expensive teeth whitening procedure is in-chair. The session time of an in-chair dentist procedure will vary, but the total time of the visit will typically be 1 to 2 hours, including the pre and post consultation. The procedure works by the dentist applying the whitening agent to the teeth, usually with a light or laser to activate the agent. The time spent with the gel applied is approximately 45 minutes. From a single session, you can expect to achieve a smile up to 8 shades whiter.
The aftercare of in-chair whitening will call for an avoidance of stain-inducing foods and drinks such as coffee, wine, berries and tomatoes for two weeks. There’s also usually maintenance to follow either with further sessions or at home with take-home trays.
The in-chair whitening procedure isn’t permanent as daily factors such as diet and smoking will cause stains to build up again. The results can last anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years, meaning the procedure will have to be repeated in the future.
The dentist take-home tray is the second most expensive whitening process. A dentist will create a custom mouth-tray that needs to be worn with the whitening agent for several hours a day for two weeks. The contact time will depend on the dentist’s whitening agent, but can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 8-10 hours. During the 2-week treatment period, foods and drinks that can stain must be avoided.
The results will vary on the individual. Once new staining begins to appear it’s recommended to wear the mouth-tray again for a couple of nights in order to remove them.
SmilePro Worldwide's teeth whitening kit is a similar process to the take-home tray, but not nearly as costly. The whitening process is produced through the application of SmilePro’s specialised whitening gel. The gel is applied to a mouth tray that is connected to an accelerator light to activate the formula. This mouth tray is then worn once a day for 10-30 minutes, for 7 to 12 consecutive days.
Customers will typically see results after the first application. Significant whitening of 6 up to 10 shades is expected in the 7 to 12-day period.
SmilePro’s professional teeth whitening kit poses several advantages over the dentist alternatives. With SmilePro Worldwide, you can achieve the same professional teeth whitening result at a fraction of the cost. And as both in-chair and take-home dentist whitening will require further treatments, the expense of maintenance will add up very quickly. With SmilePro, the maintenance for an entire year will cost just $49.
The wear-time is also much shorter than take-home trays, which usually need to be worn twice a day for several hours.
SmilePro Worldwide kits are convenient as you can complete the whitening process in the comfort of your own home, leaving you free to spend the application time how you like. No need to mess about with appointments – simply purchase your whitening kit online and it will arrive with express shipping, ready for use.
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