Tooth whitening is slowly becoming more popular and with popularity comes options. With so many products to choose one how do you decide what is best for you? Dentists in New York City are saying that the best practice for whitening you teeth is to do it in house, meaning at the dentist’s office.
In house whitening involves a solution of hydrogen peroxide that gets painted on to your teeth and an hour under an intense dental light. The results of this method can last up to a year! Be careful though, in recent years it has become common for non- licensed practitioner to offer the same type of treatment, with poor splotchy results and often burned gums.
At home whitening is also an option to consider because it is usually less costly. If you choose to go this route, a custom whitening tray will be made for you and the dentist will supply a whitening gel. You will need to wear the apparatus every night for 2-3 weeks. Because the gel is not as strong results do take longer to appear and will not last as long as the in house gel.
Whatever you choose please be sure to choose a professional practice.