Market manufacturers produce kits which will help consumers to whiten their teeth at home in simple-to-use procedures.
Making Your Dental Mould
The first step is to create a dental mold of your teeth by biting into the plaster or gel material. After forming your dentition, remove your teeth so that the materials harden into form.
Applying Dental Whitening Gel
The next step is to simply brush your teeth to prepare your teeth for the whitening stage. The next step requires that you place the whitening gel into your dental mold with sufficient quantity to completely cover your teeth as you then bite down. The specially formulated whiteners react with any substances clinging to your dental enamel over the 60-minutes that you're biting. You rinse and clean your mouth and teeth making sure not to leave the whitening gel on your teeth or gums. Presto! Your teeth have begun to whiten. Continue the process for several weeks on a regular basis and you'll begin to notice shade changes in your teeth as they return a whitened smile to you.
Precautions For Children Under Age 14
Generally children under 14 years of age should not be provided with tooth bleaching formulations such as one based on peroxides. Normally, one application takes between 60 to 90 minutes. The thought and concern are that younger children will abuse the application in some manner. They may let the whitener deep into the gums and back of the throat, or they may prolong the whitening beyond recommended durations, or they might swallow the whitener. The process is time-based, accordingly, requires some discipline to avoid health risks and misadventure.
Nursing And Pregnant Women Precautions
Contraindications exist as well for pregnant or nursing mothers, out of concern for the safety and health of their baby as well as themselves. If pain or sensitivity appears, then the use of whiteners should be stopped until a consultation with your cosmetic dental surgeon can be arranged.
Other Avoidance Issues Concerning Dental Whiteners
Whiteners should be avoided if you are presently wearing dental bridges or braces. Also, if you have a dental infection, chipped teeth, abscesses or present of decay in any form, then you should not consider using whiteners. Because the whitening agents include peroxide, you should avoid any contact with the whitener and your clothing, which may result in bleaching and coloring changes.