Home Teeth Whitening

As we all know, teeth tend to stain over time due to various factors. Even though this yellowing slows down significantly when you regularly brush and floss your teeth, teeth discoloration becomes inevitable over time due to various reasons. Fortunately, home teeth whitening treatment can reverse the long-standing accumulated stains on teeth, allowing you to retain a bright white smile.

What is Home Teeth Whitening?

Home teeth whitening refers to techniques performed at home to prevent or reduce teeth staining. This whitening mainly uses hydrogen peroxide, a chemical solution that dissolves hardened plaque to reveal a whiter tooth surface. A qualified dentist usually prescribes teeth whitening kits, each of which is used on the teeth in a particular way.

Common Reasons Behind Discoloured Teeth

Teeth discoloration can occur due to many different reasons. The teeth whitening plan may vary depending on the reason for your teeth’s discoloration. Therefore, it is essential to speak to a qualified dentist before going ahead with the home teeth whitening option.

Common reasons your teeth may get discoloured are as follows.

Foods and beverages: Drinks – such as colas, teas, and coffee – and foods, such as pasta,can cause your teeth to stain.

Tobacco: This includes smoking or chewing tobacco.

Poor dental hygiene: Failing to brush and floss regularly leads to the accumulation of bacterial plaque on your teeth. This accumulation can cause permanent teeth yellowness over time.

Health condition: Some health conditions cause poor development of tooth enamel, leading to the internal yellower layer (dentin) becoming more prominent. This causes teeth to appear discoloured. Some treatments, such as radiation and chemotherapy, may also cause this discoloration. Moreover, pregnant women are generally more prone to getting infections that can hamper enamel development.

Medications: Some antibiotic medications, such as doxycycline and tetracycline, are known to affect enamel formation in children under eight years. Mouthwashes that contain cetylpyridinium chloride and chlorhexidine may also cause stains on your teeth.

Materials used in dental restorations: Many dental fillings consist of amalgam, which casts a grey-black shade onto your teeth.

Aging: Aging leads to the slow but steady deterioration of the tooth enamel, exposing yellower dentin.

Genetics: Thickness or thinness of tooth enamel can be hereditary.

Trauma: A mouth injury during a contact sport or accident can cause damage to tooth enamel or disrupt blood flow inside the tooth pulp. This can cause the affected tooth to look grey.

Home Teeth Whitening Benefits

Teeth whitening offers numerous benefits to an individual, which include:

  • Teeth whitening helps enhance your overall appearance. A brighter smile will complement your facial features quite well.
  • You will get a boost in self-confidence. Knowing that you don’t have to hide your teeth due to discoloration brings significant relief. As a result, you can smile more confidently among your friends or colleagues.
  • Interestingly, a bright white smile minimises the appearance of facial wrinkles. This is because whiter teeth tend to become a focal point on your face. As a result, people won’t pay attention to the fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Last but not least, teeth whitening at home is highly cost-effective. All you need is a teeth whitening kit, which doesn’t cost much. Even the dentist prescribed whitening solutions for home aren’t very costly.

How Do I Use A Home Teeth Whitening Kit?

A typical home teeth-whitening kit consists of dental trays, which you need to fill with the whitening solution before applying them to your teeth. The size of the trays prevents the whitening solution from coming in contact with the gum tissue.

It is worth mentioning that at-home whitening trays are customised according to the shape of your teeth. The reason is to ensure that the whitening solution gets evenly distributed across the tray.

The steps involved in using a teeth-whitening kit are as follows:

  • First of all, a dentist takes impressions of your teeth on dental putty. These impressions are sent to a lab where experts create custom-moulded trays resembling those impressions.
  • The dentist records the shade of your teeth for comparison after the whitening procedure.
  • The dentist calls you for a second appointment when the trays are ready. During this session, they teach you how to dispense these trays and put them onto your teeth.
  • It is generally recommended to brush and floss properly before using a whitening tray.
  • You must wear these custom trays for an hour or two daily over a couple of weeks. Make sure that you do not eat, drink, or smoke while the trays are on. 
  • Your dentist will call you for a follow-up appointment two weeks after the treatment starts. They will compare the treatment results with the pre-treatment teeth shade.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening vs. Home Teeth Whitening

Philips Zoom teeth whitening is a specialised in-office treatment that usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. This procedure is characterised by the use of LED whitening light followed by applying a teeth-whitening gel. The LED light accelerates the whitening process significantly. Your dentist will also provide at-home whitening solutions after the Zoom procedure. These solutions are usually a part of the treatment and are covered by the total treatment cost.

In contrast, traditional at-home teeth whitening involves using custom-made trays on the teeth. This teeth-whitening method doesn’t use any LED application to speed up the whitening process. And unlike the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure that whitens teeth in minutes, at-home teeth whitening takes a couple of weeks to come into effect. However, more specialised at-home whitening kits can help achieve goals in a much better way.

How Much Does it Cost to Whiten Your Teeth in Dubai?

The starting price of home teeth whitening treatment in Dubai is 1500 AED. The final cost of the treatment depends on several factors, such as:

  • The level of whitening you require
  • The expertise of the dentist
  • The geographical location of the clinic

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What Whitens Teeth the Fastest at Home?

You can whiten your teeth at home with a few simple steps, such as:

  • Using a whitening toothpaste
  • Switching to an electric toothbrush to make brushing more effective
  • Using a custom teeth-whitening tray
  • Using dental strips
  • Staying on top of your oral hygiene

How Can I Permanently Whiten My Teeth?

There is no such thing as permanent whitening of teeth. Your teeth will get covered by the bacterial plaque and other staining materials and eventually lose their whiteness. However, the good thing is that teeth-whitening options are more accessible than ever. You can use teeth whitening kits at home or go for a professional whitening session at a dental clinic to restore the radiance of your teeth.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Results of a teeth whitening session may last a few months to up to three years. These results vary from person to person. Smoking, alcohol consumption, and tea or coffee can stain your teeth pretty fast.

What is the Difference Between Teeth Whitening and Teeth Bleaching?

Teeth whitening refers to restoring the natural white colour of your teeth. This procedure involves using chemicals to remove stains from your teeth, making them look brighter.

On the other hand, teeth bleaching is the process of making teeth whiter than they naturally are. This mainly involves using hydrogen peroxide and carbamide oxide for bleaching.

Schedule a Consultation

Do you want to whiten your teeth with professional help? Euromed Clinic Dubai is here to provide that help. Our board-certified dentists provide customised teeth-whitening and dental care solutions to give you a brighter and longer-lasting smile. You can book a consultation by calling us at +971 4 394 5422. You can also reach us via WhatsApp using the same number.

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