What is Tray Whitening?
When it comes to tooth-whitening, you’ve got two options: in-office-based teeth bleaching, or at-home care. With theTray-based tooth bleaching systems, a mouth guard-like tray is filled with a peroxide-based bleaching gel or paste and placed over the teeth for one to several hours a day for up to four weeks.
Generally, the longer you keep a stronger solution on your teeth, the whiter your teeth become. However, the higher the percentage of peroxide in the whitening solution, the shorter it should be applied to the teeth. Keeping the gel on longer will dehydrate the tooth and increase tooth sensitivity.
What are the benefits of Tray Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a safe, life-enhancing process that can have positive effect on both your physical appearance and psychological health. Here are 4 benefits of teeth whitening:
1. Teeth whitening boosts your self confidence
With teeth whitening, your self-confidence will skyrocket. Whiter teeth are also an indication to others that you take care of yourself and care about your appearance.
2. Teeth whitening enhances your appearance
You might have the healthiest teeth and straightest smile but you’re not immune to the damage that everyone faces from everyday food and drink. Teeth whitening will help combat stains from your everyday food and drink.
3. Teeth whitening minimizes the look of wrinkles
Instead of focusing on wrinkles, people are more likely to focus on your bright white smile.
4. Teeth whitening doesn’t break the bank
Teeth whitening doesn’t cost as much as a plastic surgery! A touch-up kit after an in-office treatment will be enough to prolong the effect of your teeth whitening.
How Often Should I Whiten my Teeth?
Whitening your teeth too often increases the risk of negative side effects, such as tooth sensitivity and damage to tooth enamel and gums. But there’s no official guideline for how often whitening can be done safely. That’s why it’s important to get your dentist’s recommendation and always follow product instructions. Some people notice that the whiteness fades after just one month, while others can go a year before needing another whitening treatment.