Truth Behind Professional And Home Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening has become very popular in recent years, and why not, who would not like to have a dazzling white smile? Most of us do not have white teeth and with time, these teeth tend to become pale. There are several reasons for discolouration. Our lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and sometimes poor hygiene are the main reasons. With teeth whitening treatment, you can achieve a brighter and whiter smile.

When it comes to teeth whitening treatment, most people get confused about what type of treatment they should go with. Nowadays there are a lot of over-the-counter teeth whitening applications which you can apply on your own and also our natural home remedies are available. Apart from these, we also have professional teeth whitening treatment at our dental clinic. So, let's see what is the truth behind these treatments:

OTC whitening kit: These are available in the market and contain bleaching gel or strips that you can apply all by yourselves. But these are not custom-made for you and might cause sensitivity in your teeth. Some products might work but might not be effective and some might not work at all.

Natural home remedies: These are generally baking soda, lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide that you apply accordingly which is available to you. These might help remove the stains on the surface of the teeth but are not as effective as a professional tooth whitening treatment and using the wrong home remedies can cause permanent damage to your teeth’s enamel.

Professional treatment: If you are looking for a more effective and faster way of getting white teeth, then, this option is for you!! Professional teeth whitening not only gives you the desired result but is also very safe and fast. Your dentist will use the right amount of bleaching agent keeping in mind your requirements and your teeth and gum type. During treatment, proper measures will be taken by the dentist to protect your gums and other soft tissues of your mouth from bleaching agents. Thus, it is a safer option. In an hour or two, you can get up to 8 shades of whiter teeth that will last up to six months with proper oral hygiene.

Now that you know about all the options for a teeth whitening treatment and how they work, make an informed decision to get a brighter whiter smile.

To know more about teeth whitening treatment, call us to book an appointment or visit us at My Smile Dental Clinic in Andheri.