Remember that classic Friends episode, when Ross’s teeth glow in the dark?
That’s why some ask me, will I look like Ross after my teeth whitening at home? Others instead want to know the brand of that teeth bleaching gel!
In this post, we picked up the key tips and facts for you to know all about bleaching your teeth with trays at home.
How White Will Your Teeth Look?
Teeth can be whitened between 2 to 4 degrees or shades of the chromatic scale, but they do it consistently, so the darker bands or veins, even if they are lighter, they won’t vanish. Please note that unlimited whitening is not achieved: once a certain whitening point has been reached, the gel no longer has any effect. (I mean, you won’t look like Ross, don’t worry).
Is it True That Those Who Do This Bleaching Will Start Speaking Funny?
Well, you can have very mild speech issues, which also diminish over time. For this reason, night whitening is usually preferred, but if you use day bleaching, it is advisable to do so at a time when you do not need to speak.
When you put the trays in your mouth there is usually an increase in saliva, as with any foreign body. This higher salivation will decrease in hours or over a few days, as you get used to them.
Is It Helpful to Put More Gel in the Tray? Do I Get a Faster Whitening Result?
The whitening effect takes some time: it is usually a matter of several weeks. It is not accelerated by putting more gel in the trays or having them longer than recommended. Bleaching requires sessions and sessions of a certain time, and no longer (to minimize tooth sensitivity).
Likewise, the whitening effect is not indefinite either: some time after finishing the treatment a slight recurrence of the old color begins to occur. This darkening, which could be estimated at 10%, can be combated by repeating a session of whitening gel when the darkening is observed and can be prevented notably with a monthly session of bleaching, as maintenance.
What Foods and Drinks Should You Avoid To Get Bright White Teeth?
For your health, it is not advisable to smoke, but during whitening, this is especially discouraged. Do not drink alcoholic beverages. It is also advisable to avoid the consumption of coffee, tea or cola drinks, and to reduce the consumption of artichokes, spinach, and colorings such as saffron.
Of course, don’t eat with the bleaching trays on.
How Soon Will You See The Whitening Effect?
The results obtained with a dental bleaching with trays are visible after two weeks, achieving the best results after four weeks of treatment. Of course, the great advantage of tray teeth whitening is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
And Does Bleaching Hurt?
Normally, it is not painful. People with sensitivity problems may feel some discomfort. It is usually momentary and resolves spontaneously.
Can Teeth Turn Yellow Again?
One of the main causes of dental darkening is the passage of time since even if the treatment has been carried out it tends to darken its color again. For this degree of whitening to last over time, you must have very good oral hygiene, avoid foods and beverages that influence the color of teeth such as wine, tea, and coffee. and if you are going to ingest them try to do brushing immediately. Smoking or chewing tobacco contributes to the pigmentation of the teeth again.
The stains that we call internal are those caused in the stage of formation of the tooth before it comes out in the mouth, such as those produced by antibiotics from the Tetracycline group, enamel hypoplasias or fluorosis (stains due to excess fluoride). Also, those that appear after the teeth come out as a result of blows or fractures and aging of the tooth, the older the teeth become more yellow, opaque and darker tonality. Extrinsic stains are those that come from food, beverages such as tea, coffee, tobacco (tar and nicotine), mate, wine and cola drinks, oral products with strong pigment content and Chlorhexidine (a chemical substance used as an antiseptic in mouthwashes and kinds of toothpaste for the treatment of gingivitis and halitosis).
I’ll be waiting here if you want to share your experience.
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