If you want whiter teeth, you don’t want to wait months to see results. You want to get results as soon as possible, which is why many people are looking for options that offer fast results. One of the options many people are trying out is one hour teeth whitening. Wondering if this may be the right option for you? Here’s a closer look at this teeth whitening option and some facts to help you decide whether it’s a good choice for your needs.
What exactly is teeth whitening that occurs in one hour? Well, this is a special type of treatment that is done by a dentist and it only takes one hour of treatment time. When you first begin, a color chart is used to see what shade your teeth are currently. Then your teeth are cleaned professionally to allow the teeth to get the best contact with the gel that is used for whitening. In order to get whitening that looks uniform, you’ll have to have the cleaning done on your teeth. This only takes an hour and you’re done.
While you are going through the one hour teeth whitening process, you’ll have your mouth held open with special clips that are made out of rubber. You also will have a special dam applied to your gums so you won’t accidentally get any of the gel on the gums as you are going through this whitening process.
The next part of this process that only takes an hour is to apply a special gel on your teeth. This gel includes peroxide and other ingredients and is put on the teeth and then left there from 30 minutes to an hour, often depending on the amount of whitening needed. Then this gel is agitated and the bright light warms it on your teeth. Once the time is up, the gel is removed from your mouth, as is the protective dam that is on your gums. Then you have a special desensitizer put on your teeth and they verify your color and record it for future reference. So, in the end, this process actually ends up taking more than one hour of your time. Usually it takes a couple of hours to complete the entire process.
One of the problems with this method of teeth whitening is that it is quite expensive. Since you have to go to the dentist to have it done, it is going to cost quite a bit and insurances probably won’t cover it. Instead of paying all this money out of pocket and putting aside such a big chunk of your day, you may want to try another option.