Can I get a home-use teeth whitening kit from my dentist?

Home-use bleaching whiteners dispensed by dentists usually contain the active ingredient carbamide peroxide. Home-use whiteners are not as strong as in-office whiteners, since they are meant to be used over a period of days or weeks.

If you use a product at home dispensed by your dentist, the dentist will first make special bleaching trays for your upper and lower teeth. The bleaching gel is placed in the trays, which are worn for short periods during the day or even overnight as specified in product directions or by your dentist or manufacturer.

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