Home-Kit Whitening vs. Professional Whitening

If you are looking for a bright smile like many other people, this process will be among your priorities.  Teeth whitening is preferred due to aesthetical concerns. It is divided into two as '' Home bleaching '' and ''Professional bleaching ...

If you are looking for a bright smile like many other people, this process will be among your priorities.

 

Teeth whitening is preferred due to aesthetical concerns. It is divided into two as '' Home bleaching '' and ''Professional bleaching ''. Let’s talk about the parts where these applications differ:

 

How to apply Home-Kit Whitening?

 

Home bleaching is simply the application of the kit given by the dentist, at home. Transparent plates in the kit are created in laboratories taking into consideration the factors such as age, gender and especially tooth colour. Thanks to these transparent plaques, patients apply the whitening implement on their teeth.

 

How to apply Professional Teeth Whitening?

 

In this procedure, the patient is subjected to treatment between 1 and 3 sessions. The gums of the patient are isolated and a gel with whitening feature is applied on the teeth with the support of a laser device for approximately 15 minutes. After the dentists activate the gel by looking at the structure and colour of the tooth, special light sources such as laser, halogen or LED are used. As a result of the procedure, a difference is observable immediately after the first session.

 

Is there any pain during or after bleaching?

 

Applications of lasers used during the procedure may cause sensitivity in some patients. To overcome this, dentists can apply fluoride at the end of the bleaching process.

 

How long does the effect of whitening last?

 

The effect of teeth whitening lasts up to a year, however the duration depends on the oral habits of the patient such as usage of tobacco products, consuming too much tea/coffee or sticky/hard foods, etc. In addition, you can support the professional whitening with home-kit whitening in every 6 months.

 

What should be considered after bleaching?

 

As we have mentioned above, how long would the bleaching last depends on the oral hygiene and oral habits of the patient, therefore, it is beneficial for patients to avoid consuming foods and drinks which can stain teeth such as tea, coffee, red wine and all kinds of tobacco products. In addition, patients should floss regularly and brush their teeth twice a day. Paying attention on general oral hygiene will prevent recurrence of discolorations.

 

Keywords:

Teeth whitening, Home-kit whitening, Professional teeth whitening, Bleaching (teeth whitening), Oral hygiene, Fluoride, Oral health


28.04.2021