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In-office teeth whitening in Tijuana

The first professional option is commonly referred to as “in-office” whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. An in-office whitening treatment may include the use of the whitening gel by accelerating the peroxide with some special UV light.
During an office visit, your dental professional will apply the whitening gel and, depending on the system being used, will shine a light source directly onto the teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes with immediate results.

At-home teeth whitening 

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. This process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes 10-14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

Teeth whitening is easily one of the best known and most-loved dental procedures. Whether you just want to brighten your smile or need to look your best for a special event, teeth whitening will get your smile shiny and new in no time.

Why Do People Need Teeth Whitening

The answer is fairly obvious — to get their teeth a lighter shade of color than they are now. But why do teeth discolor in the first place?

Over time the enamel of your teeth picks up particles that discolors them from white, to yellow, and even black. This will happen no matter how well you look after your teeth — healthy teeth are actually naturally off-white.

Dietary and lifestyle choices can make this much worse, however. Tea, coffee, and red wine are notorious for increasing the speed at which teeth discolor. Smoking likewise stains teeth yellow fairly noticeably.

Disease will also discolor teeth. Black teeth are typically a sign of disease and bacterial infections rather than just typical staining.

Types of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening comes in many shapes and forms. There are two broad categories — in-chair, also known as in-office, and take home whitening.

In-chair whitening takes place at the dental practice. A session usually lasts an hour or so and achieves noticeable results very quickly. There are multiple in-chair whitening systems that use different technologies, from plain bleaching to light-activated whitening, and even laser whitening.

Take-home whitening is made out of kits with two parts — a mold of your teeth, and a whitening gel. You use a mouthguard like an instrument to make a mold of your teeth, put gel in the mold, and then bite down on it for about an hour or so a day.

Take-home whitening kits can be bought over the counter at any pharmacy. You can also get them from the dental practice. These will have better tooth molds for a better grip and more effective results.

Both take-home and in-chair whitening can achieve the same results. The primary difference is how long it takes to achieve them.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a purely cosmetic procedure with no actual health benefits. It’s simply intended to change the color of your teeth, which for many people boosts their confidence and self-esteem. If there’s an underlying medical reason for the teeth being discolored, this should be addressed before getting teeth whitening.