Teeth whitening has become very popular recent years and several different methods have popped up. Which method you choose depends on price, how great you want the effect to be and how long you want the result to last. Take a look at the methods below to get some tips.
Teeth whitening at home methods
There are several methods for getting whiter teeth at home. One way is to buy one of those pencils that has a tiny brush on them. The pencil is filled with bleaching that you squeeze out and apply to the teeth. It's a cheap method but it won't last very long.
Another way is to have a dentist make a teeth whitening tray for you. A bleaching gel is applied to the tray before it's attached to the teeth. You could also order a tray making kit from the Internet as having one made for you can be quite expensive. The result lasts for years but the downside is that the gel can be painful for a while.
Teeth whitening with laser
The laser treatment is similar to the method with gel above but laser is used in addition to speed up the process. It only takes about an hour but may cause a sharp pain for a couple of days after the treatment.
Teeth whitening at the dentist
Bleaching your teeth at the dentist can be quite expensive but usually takes less time than doing it at home. The dentist uses a gel and a light source to speed the process. You could also ask them to make a tray for you so you can do the whitening itself at home.
Get whiter teeth with porcelain veneers
Not an actual whitening method but still a way to get whiter teeth. A thin layer of porcelain is glued to the teeth. Quite expensive but a great option if your teeth are extremely discolored or chipped.