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Your Options For Professional Tooth Whitening

Many people who are looking to get their smile as white as can be find that even after using effective over-the-counter whitening pastes and strips they still need to look into getting professional treatments done. These treatments may be much more costly than at-home whitening methods, but they are usually very effective, painless, quick and long-lasting. Here are a few professional whitening treatments you might get at your dentists office with more information available here. Or try these best methods for removing yellow discoloration.

The Zoom chairside whitening system is one of the most popular. Many dentists offer it. It uses a hydrogen peroxide gel along with a power lamp that will accelerate bleaching in just about one hours time. Your dentist will apply the gel three times during the procedure at varying intervals. Once your treatment is complete, your dentist applies a sensitivity preventing, paste-gel product that contains fluoride. You will go home with a special at-home kit with custom-fitted dental trays to touch up your smile.

BriteSmile Whitening is about as popular and easy to find at dentists offices across the country as the Zoom method. You can even go to a special BriteSmile clinic if one is near you. The procedure starts when a concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel gets applied to your teeth. This formula is pH balanced to maximize whitening. It also contains a glycerin and water blend to keep teeth from drying out during the hour-long procedure. The gel gets applied in intervals of about 20 minutes each. After the application, a light system is used on the teeth to get the whitening accelerated.

Opalescence Boost Whitening is a system that has a proprietary blend of a bleaching gel which has carefully been formulated to work without the need for a special lamp or light. It contains a mix of hydrogen peroxide gel along with a specially patented ingredient, some potassium nitrate, and fluoride. The formula gets teeth white and it protects teeth against sensitivity and cavities.

Sapphire Brand Whitening is a whitening system developed by Den-Mat and is widely regarded as the most gentle but effective system available. It works but does not cause sensitivity to teeth or gums. It uses a hydrogen peroxide gel and a desensitizing ingredient. The gel is applied to the teeth and then the teeth are exposed to a Whitening Crystal light. They sit under the light for half and hour and then the gel is removed from the teeth. Your dentist will examine your teeth after 30 minutes to see if they are the desired color. If so, you are done and ready to show the world your new smile. If not, you must undergo the procedure again. This means that the entire process can also take about an hour, but you do have the benefit of possibly being done sooner. If you are ready to consult with a dentist about the best treatment, ask about the above or anything else that might be best suited to you. The cost of each treatment is about $500 but will vary with procedure and location. As you can see there have been some very good methods developed by the dental community to get you a smile that you can be proud to show off.


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