How Sensitive Are Your Teeth?
How Sensitive Are Your Teeth?
When you are looking for a teeth whitening gel, you may be confused as to which product will best meet your needs. In fact, there are literally hundreds of options available to you. You have many choices in both types of teeth whitening. You also have many options in which teeth whitening gel is right for you. While most teeth whitening products only use a chemical-based solution, there actually is no bleach in the product so most companies just call it teeth whitening gel to get rid of all that confusion.
The active ingredient carbamide peroxide in most in-office teeth whitening gel products are similar to the active ingredients found in toothpastes and mouthwashes. The difference is that mouthwash is usually in liquid form while teeth whitening gels are usually in gel form. In some cases the concentration of the peroxide is lower, while in other cases the concentration may be higher.
If you have decided that it is time to give your smile brilliant then it is important to find the product that is right for you. Before you do, you need to determine what it is that you hope to achieve. If your goal is to simply get a brighter smile then you may want to consider either whitening gels or professional laser procedures. If you hope to achieve more than a bright smile however then you will probably benefit from an in-office treatment.
Of course the best teeth whitening gel will contain carbamide peroxide or at least a concentration of carbamide peroxide that closely matches the concentration used by your dentist. This is important because the type of carbamide peroxide used is extremely toxic if swallowed. If ingested, it will cause nausea and severe stomach problems so it is always advised to contact a poison control center as soon as possible after ingesting any substance. The same cannot be said however for the carbamide peroxide contained in some other products. If ingested they can cause severe allergic reactions in many people.
Other types of teeth whitening strips are a bit safer since they are typically comprised of trisodium phosphate, which has been in use long enough to have been shown to be safe when applied to the skin. The only complication associated with this type of strip was the fact that after application some people developed redness or irritation at the application site. Since the concentration is very low in most dental practitioners will not recommend it. You will more than likely have to locate a cosmetic dentist who will prescribe an over-the-counter whitening strips.
The best option available to you at the present time is to find a home teeth whitening kit consisting of a natural teeth whitening gel and a natural adhesive underpainting or adhesive liner. These kits contain everything needed to effectively whiten the teeth at home without having to consult with dentists. The gel is normally made up of hydrogen peroxide based compounds and a variety of other chemicals for producing the desired result. Most of the kits use LED light to assist in stimulating the gels chemical reaction with the enamel allowing the color to be extracted. Dentists will be able to give you professional advice on the best option to suit your teeth.
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