Buckingham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 01, 2008 -- In the last 5 years teeth whitening has become very popular in the UK and the choice of teeth whitening options means that some consumers are bombarded with different names, options, prices and this had led to the industry being quite chaotic.
Essentially there are three different type of teeth whitening available on the market
DIY Kits/strips The DIY kits are low strength kits which offer teeth whitening from only Â£9.99 but in most cases the results are disappointing. The strips are supplied from USA AND normally sold on placed like eBay and these range from Â£20.00. The strips have better results but require you to place the strips on top of the teeth every day for two weeks normally. Dentist bleaching trays
This is the most expensive option as it requires a pre dental check which normally results in the dentists finding work to be undertaken prior to having the teeth whitening treatment. For 2-3 weeks you will be required to place the tray in the mouth every day to remove the stains. The challenge with this option is that not everyone remembers or in fact has the time to undertake this every day and therefore the chances on achieving success is minimised.
One such teeth whitening company is The White Teeth Company - http://www.whiteteethcompany.co.uk/alternatives.html or Teeth Whitening treatments
Laser teeth whitening/Zoom whitening This is one of the most effective ways to whiten teeth as the whole treatment is undertaken in less than one hour. The teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth and the laser light then cures the chemical to remove the stains on the teeth in such a short period of time.
Typically the prices start from Â£249.00 and because of high effectiveness and low time required it is no wonder this option is so popular.
In the USA and Australia laser teeth whitening is also known as Zoom whitening or Zoom 2 but essentially the treatment is the same and therefore by having so many names for the same treatment this only adds more confusion for consumers.
Teeth whitening is normally required as day to day habits like smoking, coffee, tea, curry, blackcurrant and many more colorants in sauces create the staining on the teeth and make them look dull.
By applying a teeth whitening gel to the teeth the pores in the enamel are opened to allow the stains to be released.