Teeth whitening has taken over from tanning as the `must have` fashion accessory, and it isn`t that expensive to have says a Central Leeds dentist. The market place is awash with different methods of doing this, from home kits to professionally trained technicians working in Beauty Salons and even in the home. Let’s look at the home self whitening kits first; they come with all you need to do this at home and safely. The kit includes a mouth gum shield and the bleaching agent mix that will do the actual job required. First you need to make a mould of your teeth, to do this you soak the shield in hot water and then when it is soft you simply bite into it. This makes the mould of your teeth; you then fill the mould with some of the bleach and then place it on your teeth and leave for around 40 minutes. This can be repeated whenever you need a top up, and it is quite effective on most teeth that are slightly discoloured. The other method is to use an intense light source to do the job; this is available in most salons on the High Street. It needs a technician to operate the machine, and it takes around an hour to do in 3 x 15 minute sessions. A gel is pasted on the teeth, and a rubber shield protects the rest of the mouth and lips, a light source is shone on the gel and it reacts with your teeth’s natural enamel to whiten them, it’s that simple.
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