Want to have whiter teeth? Here is the most cost-effective way to achieve your goals:
Everyone wants a brighter, whiter smile these days. And a flash of perfect white teeth shows off your youthfulness and health. So how can you get a whiter smile without blowing your budget?
Here at Platinum Smile Dentist Mandurah, we love giving you the smile you have dreamed of but even more, we love helping you achieve that killer smile all while staying within your budget.
And for that reason, we only recommend using an economical home dental whitening kit to brighten your teeth.
All the current scientific research points towards home whitening kits being more effective than expensive in-office whitening procedures at the dentist or spas. This is because your teeth need to be repeatedly exposed to dental whitening gels to truly see a lasting change in their colour.
A good home dental whitening kit consists of custom-made mouth trays to hold the whitening gel against your teeth and the whitening gel itself. The whitening gel should contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient that penetrates into your tooth and breakdown stains from within. This type of gel only needs to be used for 30-60mins per day for you to see a whiter, brighter smile.
Carbamide peroxide, on the other hand, will form into hydrogen peroxide when exposed to moisture in your saliva. It is the slow release version of the whitening gel and commonly used in overnight kits, where you have to wear the whitening kit for 8 hours while sleeping.
Carbamide peroxide gets converted into hydrogen peroxide at a 3:1 ratio, in other words, a 3% concentration of carbamide peroxide will be converted into 1% hydrogen peroxide in the mouth.
Currently in Australia, the highest dose of hydrogen peroxide approved for safe self-use at home is 6%.
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