The Two Excellent Teeth Whitening Products that You Will Love
Who doesn’t want perfectly white teeth? A beaming smile that captures everybody’s attention. That Hollywood smile that makes people fall in love with your beautiful appearance. I’m pretty sure it’s a common wish. Mine as well. That is why I decided to whiten my teeth. But as I always tend to do before making a decision (perhaps the fact that I am a Virgo is the reason for that), I did extensive research about the teeth whitening process. Afterwards, I tried several teeth whitening products and I am happy to say that I found the best 2. Here is my review of them and before that, an introduction into the process.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a procedure that lightens the teeth and removes discolouration and stains. It is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure because it is easy, pain-free and gives instant results. Most of the dentist perform this procedure at their office, however, there is also the option to do it yourself at home.
Now, more specifically. The enamel is the hard, protective layer of the teeth. The colour we perceive to be of our teeth is created by the reflection of the light of the enamel. What is the natural colour of the teeth depends largely on the genes and how thick and smooth the enamel is. If it is thinner, it will allow greater exposure to the colour of the dentin below the enamel.
Also, the texture of the enamel might be thin and contain pores which can fill up with stains. The appearance of stains is usually as a result of using tobacco, drinking dark-coloured liquids including cola, tea, red wine and coffee and neglecting of taking care of your teeth.
What’s the Procedure Like at the Dentist?
The dentist will first photograph the teeth so that they can later observe the progress of the process. They, they will discuss with you the possible reasons for stains and your hygiene’s routines. After this, the dental hygienist will clean the teeth and will free them of bacteria, food and other things that have nested on your teeth. When the cleaning is finished, the whitening can begin.
What’s the Procedure Like at Home?
If you have decided to do it at home, your dentist will make you trays where you are to put the whitening gel and this tray will fit the teeth to the point. These gels are usually applied every day for a period of two or three weeks.
Now, the Products
My favourite is Opalescence 35% PF. It is a professional –grade tooth whitening gel which contains 35% carbamide peroxide. This is a highly concentrated product so the results may be evident in just 30 minutes, making this product truly effective and convenient.
The gel is put on a tray you are to get from your dentist (as mentioned above) making sure it is aimed toward the front side of the tray. Next thing you should do is put the trays into your mouth by tapping them slightly to fit the teeth. Leave them for 30 minutes (no more!) and then, remove the trays and remove the excess gel with a dry toothbrush. Don’t use toothpaste! Just rinse the mouth making sure you avoid swallowing any of the gel. And that’s it!
The results are truly amazing. The beaming smile is instantly evident and the teeth are brighter right away. And the great thing is that it is not that expensive.
PolaNight 22% is another professional tooth-whitening gel that I liked. The difference between this one and the Opalescence one is that it takes a little bit longer to show results. It is also a powerful teeth whitening gel that makes your teeth brighter in 45 minutes. It has a lovely spearmint flavour that enhances the process of whitening and is also used in a tray. It is highly dense in viscosity and it resists oozing out of the tray. This is very beneficial as it doesn’t irritate the mouth.
The way of using is the same as in the Opalescence case, just, in this case, you leave it 45 minutes (no more!) and then take off the excess gel. Then, use a mild toothpaste to gently brush the teeth. That is all.
Both products are completely safe. I didn’t notice any problems with the texture and strength of the enamel or with my teeth, generally. I still use it from time to time to maintain the shiny effect of my teeth.