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Tooth Whitening / Tooth tooth Bleaching
Tooth whitening helps brighten the smile and enhance your confidence. It is a perfect solution for the people who hesitate to smile because of their stained or yellow teeth.
It is hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling white smile. But our teeth rarely stay as white as we would like them to be. Hence,the importance of tooth whitening.
What are the causes of tooth discoloration?
The teeth get stained from many things they come into contact with. Tobacco consumption; chewing paan; smoking; drinking coffee / tea / aerated drinks, and red wine can contribute to the staining of the teeth.
As one gets older, the tooth enamel gets thinner over time,making the underlying dentin more visible,and the teeth less bright / yellowish white. Some medications are also known to cause tooth discoloration.
Tooth whitening procedures at Sri Sai Dental Clinic, Coimbatore.
There are two techniques for tooth whitening
- in-office bleaching technique
- home bleaching technique
In-office bleaching technique
A tooth bleaching procedure done in a professional dental setting is safer, faster, and more effective than a home bleaching technique. Moreover the whole process will be more efficient when it is done by a Qualified dentist at Sri Sai Dental Clinic In Coimbatore.
At the first appointment for tooth whitening, a dentist from our clinic will clean your teeth and remove the film of bacteria, food, and other debris that builds up on the teeth, which contributes to staining. The gums are then coated with a protective agent so as to prevent it from coming into contact with the tooth whitening gel, which contains carbamide or hydrogen peroxide.
Following this, the powerful whitening gel is applied to the front surface of the teeth which is activated by a strong laser Dental light. During this procedure, a patient must wear a pair of protective goggles. The whole procedure usually takes 30-45 minutes and is followed by the application of a polishing agent on teeth for removing surface irregularities.
The patient may need 1 to 3 appointments to complete the treatment, depending upon how severe the stains are and how much brighter the patient wants the teeth to be.
A tooth whitening procedure will help brighten the color of the natural teeth without causing damage to the enamel and the remaining tooth structure. It is important to remember that a tooth whitening procedure will not help whiten your teeth-colored fillings or dental prostheses.
Home bleaching technique
It is always better to consult us before choosing an-over-the-counter bleaching agent. There are many choices for bleaching home ( Home Tooth whitening) ; the most common ones include tooth whitening strips and gels.a home bleaching kit contains a bleaching agent in low concentration and hence, it requires an application for a longer period of time.
The tooth whitening kits available over-the-counter are generally cheaper but overuse of these products can cause tooth sensitivity and pain.
Similarly,tooth whitening toothpastes available in the market helps whiten the teeth. however, when the tooth whitening toothpastes is used for a longer period of time, it can cause damage to the tooth enamel,besides making the teeth and gums sensitive.
Possible side effects of tooth whitening procedure
Though a tooth whitening procedure has no long term side effects, a patient may experience mild sensitivity or gum irritation that may last for a day or two.
Maintenance of whitening effects
The effects of a professional tooth whitening procedure may last up to one or two years. This duration varies from person to person. Regular tooth brushing, flossing and rinsing after eating meals will help you maintain the effects of tooth whitening for a longer period of time.
It is also important to avoid or minimize the intake of foods and beverages rich in tannin and acids like tea, coffee ,red wine, fizzy drinks and strongly fermented food items. Tobacco chewing or smoking must also be avoided for maintaining the whitening effects for long.
Tooth whitening helps brighten the smile and enhance your confidence. It is a perfect solution for the people who hesitate to smile because of their stained or yellow teeth. Therefore, visit us at Sri Sai Dental Clinic in Coimbatore immediately for getting a dazzling,brilliant smile.