Whitening is a process that lightens the shade of your teeth

If stained teeth are hampering you from laughing out loud or if you are feeling embarrassed to giggle while amidst a group of people, then teeth whitening is the gold standard remedy for all your troubles.

Whitening is a process that lightens the shade of your teeth either by changing the intrinsic color or removing and controlling the extrinsic stains.

The process involved in whitening utilizes the bleaching property of certain chemicals, the longer you keep them on your teeth, the brighter and more brilliant your smile will become.

Indications Of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is preferred by a lot of people these days for a variety of reasons, most common of them being the problem of staining.

Here are a few indications of teeth whitening

  • Intrinsic Tooth Staining: It occurs while the tooth is not fully developed, i.e, either in the embryonic period or in early childhood. A major challenge with intrinsic tooth staining is that they cannot be removed by mechanical processes.
  • Aesthetics: To enhance the beauty of your teeth
  • Dental Fluorosis: Fluorosis occurs due to excess fluoride content in water and is prevalent in some regions. It leads to opaque, chalky appearance, and increased porosity of the teeth enamel.
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Tetracycline and Minocycline Staining: These are broad-spectrum antibiotics that lead to chelation of calcium, and it’s deposition on the teeth.

Types Of Teeth Whitening

Types of Whitening Processes

  1. Use of Nanoparticle Catalysts: It is a modern improvement to the field of light-accelerated whitening agents, which lowers concentrations of H2O2 with a titanium oxide nanoparticle-based catalyst.
  2. Internal Bleaching: It is the best teeth whitening for teeth used in patients where the nerve of the tooth has been removed through a root canal treatment.

Home Whitening:

It is a safe teeth whitening process where our dentist will prepare customised mouth trays to fit your teeth adequately.

A whitening gel is applied over the tray, and it is worn by the patient overnight or for 2 hours during the day.

It may take up to 2 weeks to yield evident results from this process.

Other modes of home whitening include the use of strips and gels, rinses and toothpaste.

Whitening Material Used For Teeth Whitening:

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is the active ingredient that is most commonly used in all whitening products and is delivered either as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

A typical whitening gel contains between 10% and 44% carbamide peroxide, which is approximately equivalent to a 3% to 16% hydrogen peroxide concentration.

It acts as an oxidizing agent that breaks down all the free radicals, and these smaller particles attach to pigment molecules. These small molecules reflect less light creating a “whitening” effect.

Risks Of Teeth Whitening

A common risk associated with whitening is to develop burns or damage to the soft tissues during the process.

Teeth whitening does not work on veneers, dentures, or crowns. Teeth whitening does not damage teeth, veneers, dentures, fillings, or crowns.

But we assure you we will take utmost care while dealing with your teeth as patient care is our priority, and we are determined to provide you with the best dentist teeth whitening services.

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