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Teeth Whitening Kits: All You Need to Know

A charming set of pearly whites are the hallmarks of a disarming smile. Indeed a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says that 48% of people believe that a person’s smile is the most memorable feature after a first meeting. The dentist at Brady Dental in Amarillo has a smile for you.

Brady Dental Group in Amarillo can provide whitening kits with an assortment of products that help you attain whiter teeth. The suitable whitening kit depends on how much time and effort you need to put into whitening the teeth. 

Statistics report that more than 37 million Americans used teeth whiteners in 2020. The benefits, options and side effects of the teeth whitening kits can be discussed with the experts at Brady Dental of Amarillo. 

How do teeth whitening kits work?

Most teeth bleaching kits use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active ingredient. When applied to your teeth, the chemical will dissolve the stains on the surface of your teeth, bleaching them.

The teeth whitening kit could take any number of forms, but the overall principle and process include spreading the whitening gel to your teeth and allowing it to sit for some time for it to work.

Whitening kits are safe for adults and teens. However, there are some concerns where whitening is not the best option. The dentist at Brady Dental in Amarillo can give you information on how to do this.

Benefits of teeth whitening kits

Some of the benefits of whitening your teeth include killing bacteria that collect in your teeth and gums. The gel contains antibacterial properties that fight the germs that can lead to cavities and gum disease, and it also contains sodium chlorite to prevent tooth staining.

Another benefit of choosing a whitening kit for your teeth is increased self-esteem. No one likes a yellow, dingy smile. Yellow and dark teeth can affect your confidence to smile. Having your teeth whitened by a professional will boost your self-esteem. Doing it yourself, at home, is beneficial, too. Talk to your dentist at Brady Dental Group in Amarillo for your options.

Teeth Whitening Kits Options

There are several effective teeth whitening kits to choose from at Brady Dental of Amarillo. One choice is the teeth whitening trays and strips. 

For whitening trays, also known as moldable trays, the dentist will make a tray from a mold of your teeth. You will then fill it with the whitening gel and place it on your teeth to start the process.

As for whitening strips, you’ll typically place them on your teeth for the recommended length of time, usually 30 minutes daily. Most whitening strip manufacturers recommend using it twice daily.

While you should expect to see results immediately after use, you need to use whitening strips and trays for six to eight weeks to achieve full results.

Safest options for people with sensitive teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, you should not try over-the-counter teeth whitening kits without your dentist’s permission.

You may have an underlying dental condition causing the sensitivity. On the other hand, you may have ordinary teeth sensitivity, which the dentist may fix using desensitizing treatment. The experts at Brady Dental Group in Amarillo want you to be safe and comfortable. They can assist you when deciding which option is best for you.

How long do the effects of the teeth whitening kit last

Understandably, the effects of over-the-counter teeth whitening kits will not last as long as a professional job. You should get a monthly touch-up if you use at-home teeth whitening kits.

Where Can You Get the Teeth Whitening Kit?

If you are looking for a way to brighten your smile and make your teeth look whiter and brighter than before, then we have just what you need. 

At Brady Dental Group of Amarillo, we stock all the top whitening kits that eliminate stains and discoloration caused by coffee, tea, red wine, or soda. Our experienced team of professionals will recommend the right product to get you the exact shade of teeth whitening you prefer, including recommendations for most patients with teeth sensitivity.

Note that you can only purchase the teeth whitening kits at our Amarillo office, not online. Book an appointment today for teeth whitening and other dental services.

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