Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Home Bleaching Kits

Home bleaching solutions are products that contain peroxide that bleaches the tooth enamel. These whitening products typically rely on percentages of carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent that comes in several different concentrations. The lower the peroxide percentage, the longer it may safely remain on teeth. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth using custom-made home bleaching trays that resemble mouth guards

Peroxide-containing tooth bleaching kits typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens may vary. Mos home bleaching kits are used overnight use for 1-2 weeks.

Professionally Dispensed Take-Home Whitening Kits

are done at your tooth whitening dentist’s office. Your tooth whitening dentists takes an impression in having a custom-fitted tooth bleaching mouthguard that fit your teeth precisely.

Over-the-counter Whitening Kits

involves a whitening bleaching gel with a concentration lower than that of the professionally dispensed take-home whiteners that is applied to the teeth via one-size-fits-all trays, whitening strips or paint-on applicators. In many cases this may only whiten a few of the front teeth unlike custom trays that can whiten the entire front smile.

Advantages of Home Bleaching

  1. Home tooth whitening kits repeated on a regular basis, preferably every four to six months, help maintain your whitened teeth.
  2. Home tooth whitening kits allows a choice of whitening trays, strips or paint-on products, as well as numerous whitening accoutrements.
  3. Home tooth whitening kits provides convenience and can be done at any time of the day or night
  4. Home tooth whitening strips is portable and can also be used at any place
  5. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products normally more economically priced then in-office teeth whitening

Disadvantages of Home Bleaching

  1. home bleaching kits requires more time normally placed overnight every night of the week to achieve results

Home Bleaching Whitening Kits

Click on each of the home bleaching systems to read more about each brand :

Home Bleaching Systems
Product Company
Opalescence UltraDent
Zoom DayWhite & NightWhite Philips
LumiBrite  Den-Mate
Niveous Shofu Dental
Captivate NUPRO  Dentsply Sironia I