Have you considered teeth whitening in Japan? Your smile is one of the most powerful communication tools that you have. Unfortunately, because of what you eat, drink, and even due to some medications, that sparkling smile fades away with your teeth slowly getting discolored and stained. Age and bad habits, like not brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, also contribute to this phenomenon. The good news is that getting that dazzling grin back has never been easier. Here is some useful information for all of you who want that radiant smile with a teeth whitening in Japan.
There are three main options for teeth whitening in Japan. It can be done in-office at a dental clinic by a dentist or a dental hygienist, at-home using different OTC or whitening products from your dentist, or you can do a combination of both. Keep in mind that if you have gum disease, tooth decay or cavities, teeth whitening is not recommended. In any case you should get a dental check-up beforehand to make sure you are a good candidate for dental bleaching.
The procedure for teeth whitening consists of applying a bleaching agent, like carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to the teeth which is sometimes combined with light to speed up the process. While a normal teeth cleaning only hits the external part of your teeth, the bleaching agent used for teeth whitening penetrates the tooth enamel and breaks apart the deposits in the dentin. When done in-office the dental hygienist starts by making a mold of your teeth. They then fill in the mold with the chemical gel and you keep it in your mouth for a session to gain two to three shades. Be aware that some people experience teeth sensitivity for a short period of time afterward.
If you choose the at-home option, you will find different types of products to whiten your teeth from your dentist or on-line. You can easily purchase whitening toothpaste in Japan, however if you are looking for something stronger like whitening strips or gel, you will have to personally import them through sites like Amazon or Alibaba. Note that teeth whitening kits are not available in stores in Japan. Also, because the gel used in dental clinics is much more concentrated, it is the option that shows the best results while also being the safest under professional supervision.