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New Study Shows Home Teeth Whitening Trays to Be Effective

It's no longer necessary to visit the dentist if you want to whiten your teeth. The latest teeth whitening gels sold here at TeethWhiteningKits2You.co.uk can produce remarkable results at home, lightening teeth by as much as 11 shades within just 2 weeks of use. The gels are highly effective and truly can rival the results that are possible with professional treatments.

Although experts agree that high quality gels are beneficial, there has been some debate about the best way to administer the gel. There is a general consensus that the gel works best when it's applied using a tray and that trays that are fitted to the shape of the teeth are more effective than those that are not.

In addition, it's accepted that trays that are professionally made to fit a user's mouth can provide superior results to ones that are simply fitted by the user at home. What experts have not been able to agree on is the use of reservoirs in teeth whitening trays.

Reservoirs are compartments located along the front edges of teeth whitening trays that hold the sodium perborate tooth gel. Critics of reservoir trays state that they are more expensive to make, resulting in teeth whitening kits being expensive for consumers. Plus, the reservoirs can be messy to fill, which complicates at-home treatments.

People who advocate for the use of the trays argue that the reservoirs help to maintain the contact between the teeth whitening gel and the dental enamel. They have long speculated that this makes whitening more effective; however, a recent study suggests that the hypothesis is incorrect.

Published in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, the study compared whitening with a standard custom fitted tray with a reservoir custom fitted tray. The testing was done on a set of extracted human teeth that were all uniformly stained. Professional quality trays were made in each style. The reservoir tray was used to treat half of the teeth, while the other half were treated with the conventional tray. The same whitening gel was used in the treatments and applied daily for 1 week.

At the conclusion of the study, the scientists measured the level of staining that remained on both halves of the teeth. They found that there was no difference in results between the side whitened with the conventional trays and the side whitened with the reservoir trays. As a result, they concluded that the easier-to-use, cheaper conventional fitted trays were equally effective to the more expensive, complicated reservoir ones.

TeethWhiteningKits2You.co.uk carries kits that contain the same type of simple, effective custom fit whitening trays used for this study. When you purchase one of these kits, you get the materials that you need to make an impression of your mouth and then send it to our professional dental lab to have trays made to the exact dimensions of your mouth. You can learn more about the kits and purchase one right here at TeethWhiteningKits2You.co.uk online shop.

Author - Sharron Hunt