take-home-teeth-whitening_bigWhen you want a brighter, whiter smile but you do not have the extra time in your schedule to have an in-office whitening procedure, an at-home kit may be a good option for you. Take-home teeth whitening systems are prescribed for you by your dentist. This helps to ensure that you get the right concentration of bleaching solution and proper guidance on how to safely use the kit.

How At-home Teeth Whitening Kits Work

An at-home teeth whitening kit is custom-made for you by your dentist. The dentist makes an impression of your teeth. Those impressions are sent to the dental lab to produce the plastic trays. Your dentist will provide you with a bleaching gel to load into the trays and onto your teeth. The customized trays help to ensure that the gel only comes into contact with your teeth and not the soft tissues of your mouth. The at-home kits use either carbamide or hydrogen peroxide bleaching gels. The concentration of the bleaching agent is 10 percent to 22 percent, which is lower than the concentration for an in-office whitening.

Advantages of Using an At-home Whitening Kit

At-home teeth whitening kits are safe to use. With the instructions provided by your dentist, you will be able to achieve a whiter smile after just one use of the trays. If you desire more dramatic results, your dentist may be able to supply you with more of the gel for additional treatment sessions. You can use the at-home whitening kit whenever it is convenient to you, such as a weekend evening when you have enough time to complete the treatment session.

Call Brentwood Family Dentistry today to learn more about using take-home teeth whitening kit for a brighter smile.

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