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Home teeth whitening (bleaching)

Home teeth bleaching systems can reverse the natural wear and tear that causes yellowed teeth, resulting in a whiter smile.

Questions to ask your doctor:

  • Can home whitening systems be used as a preliminary whitening procedure before having a more aggressive laser treatment to whiten my teeth?
  • How often can I use home whitening systems?
  • What's the best home whitening system for my teeth?

What To Expect

In at-home kits, strips of peroxide are applied to the teeth and are left to dissolve. These bleaching strips have a fairly low concentration of peroxide, and require several applications before the whitening is effective.

Some at-home kits include trays which rest on the gums. The peroxide gel is placed into the bite trays, which are then inserted into the mouth. Follow included instructions.

How Painful Is It?

Home bleaching systems should not cause any pain. However, if left on for too long, the bleaching gel can strip away a small amount of tooth enamel, resulting in increased tooth sensitivity.

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