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Bleaching of Discolored Teeth

Want a brighter smile

When it comes to Bleaching of Discolored Teeth you have two options: 

  • office-based teeth whitening.
  • home teeth whitening.

Both tooth whitening options use peroxide-based bleach. 

Home systems contain 3% to 20% peroxide (urea or hydrogen peroxide). 

office system Contains 15% to 43% peroxide. 

Generally the longer you leave a stronger solution on your teeth the whiter your teeth will be. 

However the higher the percentage of peroxide in the whitening solution the less time it will be applied to the teeth. 

Keeping the gel for a long time can dehydrate the teeth Improve tooth sensitivity. 

There are pros and cons to each option but be sure to check with your dentist before you try an at-home tooth whitening kit. 

Not everyone will see good results. 

Bleaching will not whiten the bonding of porcelain crowns or composite tooth colors. 

Office Teeth Whitening 

Teeth Whitening done by your dentist can make your teeth brighter faster. Bleach solutions are usually much stronger than household kits. 

Heat light or a combination of the two can also be used to speed up and intensify the whitening process. 

Most noticeable results - teeth will usually get three to eight shades Brighter - usually requires several 30- to 60-minute office visits. 

Some dentists use technology that can be done in a single 2-hour appointment (such as the Zoom system). 

The cost of in-office teeth whitening varies but can range from $500 to $1,000.

Options for At-Home Teeth Whitening 

There are many options for at-home teeth whitening the most common include: 

Teeth Whitening Strips and Gels. 

Applied directly to the teeth with a brush or thin strip these peroxide-based tooth bleaching products typically need to be used once or twice a day for 10 to 14 days. 

Results last four months or more and can cost anywhere from $10 to $55. 

Tray-based tooth bleaching system. 

With this tooth-whitening option a mouthguard-like tray is filled with a peroxide-based bleaching gel or paste and placed on the teeth for a few hours a day for up to four weeks. 

You can buy tray-based teeth whitening systems over the counter or have your dentist make a custom one. 

Fees range from $150 to $600. 

Teeth whitening toothpaste. 

Because they are mildly abrasive each toothpaste will help remove stains from your teeth.

However whitening toothpaste also contains A chemical or polish that helps scrub stains on teeth without the help of bleach. 

Teeth whitening toothpaste is relatively inexpensive and can brighten teeth by about one shade. 

Some whitening toothpastes contain peroxides but they don't stay on the teeth long enough to produce Whitening benefits.