For a long time people have had illegitimate fears of the dentist. The dentist used to be a place that you went to get your teeth drilled into and most likely have to get shots to numb the pain. This lead many people to have a huge fear and aversion to visits there. Now, dental procedures are basically painless and can be done much more quickly than in the past. One of the most popular of these procedures is tooth whitening.

A large amount of people are now choosing to get their teeth whitened at the dentist because they can have the whitening done in a matter of minutes with new and improved teeth whitening gel. The dentist uses a teeth whitening gel that is designed to whiten teeth without many of the sensitivity issues that other whitening gels can cause. This is because the gels are activated by ultraviolet light and are only applied to the teeth for a few minutes at a time. Gel kits that you buy from the store can take weeks to get the same results that you can get in minutes from a visit to the dentist.

If you want whitening results, but would rather do the process at your own home, there are actually many different kinds of teeth whitening gel that you can purchase at the store. These gels come in a variety of different forms, so you may want to make sure you look into the different applications so you can decide which is best for you.

One of the most popular ways to apply the teeth whitening gel from home is by using trays that are designed to hold the gel onto your teeth. These trays are typically included with the whitening kits, so you wonÕt have to worry about buying them separate. Another type of these gels is strips. Gel is pre-coated onto plastic strips that you apply to your teeth and let sit for a certain amount of time.

One other option that you have is to use a gel that you apply with a brush. No matter which method of application you choose, it is important to follow the directions exactly as they are printed on the packaging for the teeth whitening gel. If you fail to follow the included instructions, you may get problems with sensitivity or discolouration. The overuse of tooth whitening products can cause damage to your teeth, so discontinue use if you feel like you are having problems. Speak to your dentist about the problem to see if you should continue use of the gel.

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Editor's Note: Peter Morgan is a health writer on subjects regarding teeth whitening kits, teeth whitening gel as well as the latest technology and information on teeth whitening methods.