Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

Advantages Of Custom Trays For Teeth Whitening

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One of the most common forms of teeth whitening is to use whitening trays. If you are planning to use this smile makeover service, you should know that using customized trays from your dentist has several advantages over using over-the-counter trays; here are some of those advantages:

The Bleaching Trays Won't Irritate Your Teeth

One of the best things about custom trays is that they are designed to fit your mouth properly. This is because they are manufactured with the dimensions, shape, and arrangement of your teeth in mind. The excellent fit offered by custom trays mean that they won't poke your gums or lips during treatment. This reduces the risk of soft tissue irritation which is a common problem with some OTC trays.

All the Applicable Areas Will Be Covered By Bleaching Gel

The dental bleaching product only works if it comes into direct contact with the surface of the tooth it is meant to whiten. This means that every tooth that needs to be bleached should be covered in its entirety if you are to get maximum and uniform bleaching. This is what you will get if you use a custom tray since it's designed to cover every inch of each tooth that is to be treated.

You Will Experience Maximum Bleaching

It is disheartening to use a bleaching product only to end up with negligible whiteness. You may even think that you used the wrong dental bleach if that happens. However, minimal whiteness can also be caused by using the wrong trays that don't hold the whitener as close to your teeth as possible. Using custom trays will easily help you avoid such limitations.

You Will Experience Minimal Bleaching Side Effects

Some of the side effects of tray-based teeth bleaching include a sore throat and an upset stomach. You may experience these side effects if you swallow some of the bleaching peroxide. The risk of you swallowing bleaching products and experiencing these side effects are low if you use a custom tray because custom trays are fitted with reservoirs that hold excess bleach, but this is not the case with OTC trays.

You May Be able to Wear Them in Public

If you want to whiten your teeth using trays, you should be prepared to wear the trays for a few hours as you give the bleach time to soak into your enamel.  The typical whitening treatment ranges from 2 to 4 hours. Now, you can either stay in your house for the duration of the treatment or go out in public as usual, but if you do intend to go out, you are better off with the custom trays that fit properly.


21 July 2018