Professional take-home teeth whitening kits are a safe and effective way to brighten and whiten teeth in the privacy and comfort of your own home, at your own convenience. The kit comes with a plastic tray and whitening gel made up of hydrogen peroxide, as well as an LED light. You fill the trays with the hydrogen peroxide gel and apply it over your teeth, and then expose it to the LED light. You wear it daily for approximately 20 minutes, once a day. The tray and the LED light work hands free, so you are able to multitask while you whiten your teeth. Most patients see excellent results after one or two weeks, though individual results may vary.
Because there are so many products available that use different whitening agents and strengths, it is a good idea to check in with your dentist before you proceed. He or she will be able to assess the condition of your oral health, and any dental restorations you may have (sometimes it is old fillings, crowns or bridges that are causing the problem), and come up with a course of action that will help you get the best results.