What Is the Quickest Way to Whiter Teeth?

7 Apr 2021 by  admin in Whitening

Depending on the type of procedure, teeth whitening can take anywhere from one hour to six weeks. Many at-home whitening options can take between two and six weeks to show results. However, this process brings more risks and reduced efficacy. There are also professional teeth whitening procedures that are much quicker and more effective.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

If you’ve been in the oral care aisle of any drugstore, you’ve probably seen many at-home teeth whitening options. Each method offers different benefits as well as different timelines for when you can expect to see results:

  • Whitening Strips – Strips are designed to attach to teeth for about one hour per day for around two weeks. Most people see results in two to three weeks.
  • Whitening Gels and Trays – This at-home whitening method has users apply a whitening gel to a tray and then insert it into the mouth for about one hour per day. Since different manufacturers make their gels with different concentrations, people see results anywhere between two weeks to a month.
  • Whitening Toothpaste – Whitening toothpaste is made with mild enzymes that scrub away stains with a toothbrush. Since this application method depends on the frequency of use– it can take anywhere from two to six weeks to see results.
  • Whitening Mouthwashes – Similar to whitening toothpaste, these rinses scrub away stains when swished in the mouth. Because users only rinse for a few minutes every day and the swishing motion isn’t very powerful, most people don’t see results for a few months.

Professional Teeth Whitening

While at-home teeth whitening methods may seem convenient or more cost-effective, they come with a lot of risks and downsides. For example, many at-home options can cause gum irritation or tooth sensitivity, and they take a long time to see any results.

Professional teeth whitening, however, is much more effective and time-efficient. And, since dentists perform it, it comes with less risk:

  • Take-Home Trays – Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening trays, professional take-home trays are custom-fit to your smile, and the formula is carefully designed to minimize the risk of sensitivity and irritation. This method takes 10 days for visible results when used 30 minutes per day.
  • In-Office Whitening – The fastest, most visible teeth whitening comes from a professional, in-office method. Your dentist will place a bleaching agent in a silicone tray inside your mouth, then turn on an LED light to activate the agent and increase the whitening effect. It takes is one hour to see results.

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