- Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that removes stains &discoloration on your teeth.
- whitening may be accomplished by physical removal of the stain or a chemical reaction to lighten the tooth color.
- OVER THE COUNTER TOOTH WHITENING PRODUCTS
- AT HOME TOOTH WHITENING TRAYS AND GEL
- LASER TEETH WHITENING
1. OVER THE COUNTER TOOTH WHITENING PRODUCTS
Teeth whitening products include mouthwash, tooth paste, whitening strips, chewing gums, and special tooth brushes.
If the stains are extrinsic limited to enamel these products are used.
Tooth whitening paste have mild abrasive and polishing agents that acts against the extrinsic stains.
Tooth whitening gums and mouthwashes have a mild bleaching effect on teeth.
The bristles in the whitening toothbrush are arranged in a particular way, and this functional component helps in tooth whitening.
Usually strips are a bit more effective than other over the counter products.
The success of treatment with over the counter whitening products is usually unpredictable.
It is not a one sitting procedure, you may have to wait for months to see the results.
2. AT HOME TOOTH WHITENING TRAYS AND GELS
The trays are not custom fabricated and so carry the risk of tooth sensitivity and gum damage.
You may have gum infection or ulcers post bleaching.
The strength of the bleaching agents in such products is less than professional kits.
You can also ask for a 'take-away' teeth whitening kit from your dentist.
The kit will have bleaching trays that will made specially to fit in your mouth.
So, you will get custom made trays. thus the chances of gum irritation, ulcers are reduced.
You must wear the trays with a prescribed amount of gel overnight for few days or for a week.
The duration depends on your current clinical situation.
If you experience any discomfort during the treatment, you can visit your dentist.
One of the newest whitening procedure is laser whitening.
The laser is used to activate a chemical agent that is applied to the teeth that does the actual whitening.
Bleach is applied to each tooth and heat is generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process.
The duration of time the agent is exposed to the laser determines the degree of whitening accomplished.
To prevent discomfort from the laser procedure gums, eyes, and lips will be covered with a layer of protection.
How to keep your teeth white after whitening procedures
The brighter smile that is achieved by lasers can last up to 6 months to a year based on your care.
Certain drinks like sodas, wines, dark juices, & coffee are notorious for staining your enamel.
Habit of tobacco chewing is also cause for staining.
Brushing, flossing & having your teeth cleaned at the dentist every six months.
By following these tips you will make sure your teeth maintain their brightness after teeth whitening procedures.
To know more about TEETH WHITENING contact us @
GUMS AND TEETH LASER AND DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER @
Perumbakkam main road,
Landmark: Behind MSM food court
Also check us out at www.gumsandteeth.in