Teeth Whitening (Bleaching of Teeth)

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Not surprisingly,our teeth draw a great deal of attention and are a significant factor in judging attractiveness,so a clean,white smile can play a crucial role in how you are first perceived by many.Lustrous teeth portray our confidence and eventually help us to win the hearts of those we interact with.

The current emphasis has shifted to a set of gleaming ,pearly white teeth. One of the easiest ways to improve your overall appearance ,tooth whitening has rapidly become the hottest new makeover trick.

Teeth have their colour like skin,eyes,hair.As we get older ,the teeth become more yellow.Drinking too much tea or coffee,smoking or even eating strongly colored foods can stain and discolor them. Many individuals who have discolored teeth are not satisfied with the appearance of their teeth and go a long way to Achieve the perfect smile.The answer lies in tooth bleaching.

TOOTH WHITENING also refered to as tooth bleaching , is an aesthetic dentistry technique designed to remove Stains and discoloration , as well as lighten pigmentation within the teeth.By applying a bleaching agent to the teeth, teeth
can be whitened , giving you a sparkly white smile.The procedure is simple ,harmless and practically painless.

How is Bleaching done?

There are two types of whitening systems available-

  1. IN –OFFICE WHITENING: Whitening done in dental office.
  2. AT- HOME WHITENING : Whitening done by patient at home itself with the material provided by the dentist.

Advantages & Disadvantage of Teeth Whitening

Advantages

Teeth becomes whitened with improved appearance.People tend to smile more often and are less self conscious.

Disadvantages

Sensitivity of the teeth during or after the procedure are most common side effects.Sensitivity may lasts for few days and normally subsides of its own .If teeth are more sensitive ,you must call your dentist.

Types of Stains

There are two types of stains-

In Office Bleaching (Chair side bleaching)

Office Bleach Procedure

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1. Isolation & application of Gingival Barrier

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2. Application of Bleeching material

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3. Activation of the bleeching material with light

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4. Procedure for the lower arch

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5. Activation of material

 

Patient 1

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Pre Operative

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Post Operative

Patient 2

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Pre Operative

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Post Operative

 

Home Bleaching Frocedure

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STEP 1 : Casts are prepared by taking the impressions of both upper and lower jaws

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STEP 2 : Bleaching Trays are Prepared on the casts as shown

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STEP 3: Trays in position loaded with the material

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you brighten your smile?

What ever is the reason, tooth beaching isn't just for the movie stars, and it isn't just for one day.Many people have had their teeth bleached ,and probably millions more are thinking about it.The desire for a brighter smile is very strong, and tooth bleaching safely lightens the color of the teeth. The most effective
and safest method of tooth bleaching is dentist-supervised.

Is bleaching for you?

Generally ,bleaching is successful in at least 90percent of patients , though it may not be an option for everyone .Consider tooth bleaching if your teeth are darkened from age, coffee, tea or smoking. Teeth darkened with color of yellow ,brown or orange respond better to lightening. Other types of grey stains caused by fluorosis or tetracycline are lightened, but results are not as dramatic. If you have sensitive teeth,periodontal disease, or teeth with worn enamel, your dentist may discourage bleaching

How long the teeth will remain whiten?

This varies from patient to patient
depending upon the actual colour of the teeth and the darkness of the shade, personal habits such as smoking and drinking coffee tea.

why are not my teeth whitening evenly?

This occurs in those cases where colour of the teeth are not uniform. Tooth in some part is more dark in colour and lighter in other. Moreover biting edges and sides of the teeth whiten more quickly than the rest of the teeth.As you continue to use tooth whitening system, the rest of your teeth will catch up and the colour will even out.

How safe the treatment is?

Except for some minor problems like- sensitivity and slight gum irritation during the procedure, the treatment is fully safe. The sensitivity may last for a day or more , and usually subsides of its own. In cases, where sensitivity is prolonged ,you must call your dentist.

How white can my teeth become?

This again varies from person to person. The structure of your teeth ,the type of procedure and the natural shade and darkness of the shade will effect the outcome.