Teeth Whitening

Stained teeth don’t look good. Period.

The way your teeth look can have a big impact on your self confidence and can cause you to be conscious of your smile.

Originally, teeth are never perfect white.

They are always a little off-white in colour

Over a period, as a result of certain eating and drinking habit, teeth acquire stains.

Among many, some of the common causes that stains teeth are:

  • Chewing tobacco or smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene ie: not brushing and flossing regularly
  • Regular consumption of Coffee, Tea , Wine & Sodas
  • Any trauma to the tooth or disease
  • Certain Medications

Also, as we age, teeth become yellow, as a result of acquiring pigmentation inside the teeth.

While the factors of teeth acquiring stains and becoming yellow could be many, however, there are many safe and effective ways which could improve the look of your teeth.

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Did you know there are 2 types of Teeth Stains that discolor your teeth?

There are two types of stains that discolour your teeth and make them look dull and darker.

1) Stains due to Internal factors (Intrinsic Stains)

Now these stains are inside the inner layer of your teeth.

These stains are generally caused by certain medications, or may be age related.

Intrinsic stains are difficult to remove, but can be removed with the help of in-office whitening treatments.

2) Stains due to External factors (Extrinsic Stains)

Extrinsic stains are on the outer layer or surface of the teeth.

These stains are mostly caused by certain eating and drinking habits.

Main sources of such stains are beverages such as tea, coffee, wine and sodas.  Development of plaque, smoking or chewing tobacco also discolours our teeth.

These stains are comparatively easy to remove and respond well to regular professional cleaning and at-home or in-office teeth whitening treatments.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening or Bleaching is the process of lightening the colour of the teeth.

Professional Teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment which can remove any discolouration and make your smile brighter.

This is a low-risk procedure and thus suitable for a wide range of patients. However, It is ideal for people who have healthy teeth and gums.

It is the most commonly done Cosmetic Dental Procedure.

But it should always be done under a professionals guidance

Ask us about which Whitening Procedure is best for you.

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Schedule your appointment and know which whitening procedure would be most effective for you.

What are the options you have for Teeth Whitening?

There are primarily 3 types of teeth whitening options:

1) Zoom/ Light Accelerated Teeth Whitening

This is an in-office light accelerated bleaching process that lightens the colour of enamel (outer layer) and dentin (inner layer).

In this tooth whitening procedure an Advanced Power Chairside Light is used which accelerates the bleaching process.

After a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, we can decide whether this teeth whitening procedure is right for you or not.

A proper evaluation of your lifestyle and habits is done in order to ensure that the procedure is safe and effective for you.

A prior teeth cleaning and polishing is recommended.

The entire procedure may take 45mins, in which the bleaching gel is applied for three 15 mins cycles each. This gel is activated by the light so that it can penetrate the deeper layers of the teeth to break the stains and discolouration thus giving you the desired colour.

Caution:

This teeth whitening procedure is not safe for children, pregnant or lactating women.

2) In-Office Teeth Whitening

This is a simple and most commonly done chair-side teeth whitening process.

No bleaching light is required for this.

This procedure takes about 30-45mins. The gel is applied onto the teeth for 2 cycles of 8-15 mins each (depending upon the results desired ).

A prior teeth cleaning and polishing is recommended.

3) At-Home Teeth Whitening 

This form of teeth whitening procedure is done at home by the patient during the day or night depending upon the comfort of the patient.

We will provide you with the custom made trays to be used at home. Instructions are given to the patient as to how to place the gel in the trays and for how much time.

To achieve desirable results, at-home teeth whitening procedure may take days to weeks, depending upon the discolouration.

Every patients responds differently to the treatment. Results achieved may vary for different patients.

A Dentist is the best guide to let you know which kind of at-home teeth whitening procedure is best for you as per your lifestyle and needs.

However, an important aspect is to follow the instructions given by the dentist diligently. Otherwise, it may not get you the result you expect.

What are the side effects of Teeth Whitening?

Professional Teeth whitening is considered safe and an effective treatment.

Most of the patients who undergo whitening procedure at The Dentist experience few or no side effects. However, some patients may encounter certain side effects like:

Tooth Sensitivity :  Your teeth may develop some sensitivity during or after the whitening procedure. However, this is temporary and subsides with time. We can apply a desensitising layer of gel to help you cope with the tooth sensitivity.

Gum Irritation : Your gums or soft tissues may get irritated if the bleach gel comes in contact with the tissues. This is also temporary and goes away after the treatment.

With the use of quality products at our clinic any side effects, if at all, experienced are minimal.

Is Teeth Whitening permanent?

Teeth Whitening is not a permanent procedure.

The results achieved may last from few months to an year or more. The effect varies from person to person.

The kind of eating or drinking habits that one has, impacts how long the effect of the procedure will last.

Do’s/Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

Always follow the instructions given by your dental professional.

To keep your smile brighter and whiter for a longer period of time there are certain considerations that one should keep in mind.

The Don’ts
  • If you are a smoker, do not smoke for 48hrs after the treatment. Best is to quit smoking as it leaves a dark stain on your teeth.
  • For 48-72 hrs, do not consume coloured foods like turmeric based food and gravies, red sauces, etc, fruits like blackberries or blueberries.
  • Avoid beverages like tea, coffee or red wine for at least 48 hrs.
  •  Do not consume acidic foods or drinks like white wine, sodas, etc.
  • Avoid using coloured toothpastes or mouthwash for 48 hrs.
  • Do not consume anything too hot or too cold, as this may cause some sensitivity.
The Do’s
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups.
  • Brushing twice a day and Flossing at least once a day are important to maintain the effect of teeth whitening.
  • Rinsing after you eat anything should be a part of your daily oral hygiene regime.
  • Consume only light coloured foods and drinks after your whitening procedure.
  • Use sensitivity toothpastes and mouthwashes to give you relief from any sensitivity. If the problem persists or it is severe, please contact your dental professional.
  • Touch-up treatments may be required every 6-12 months to maintain the colour and brightness of your teeth.
  • Existing crowns, fillings or veneers will not whiten with this procedure.

What can I eat after my teeth whitening?

Ideally anything that stains a white cloth should be avoided right after your teeth whitening procedure. (48-72hrs)

Some of the foods considered safe for consumption within 48hrs after Teeth whitening are:

  • White sauce based foods like white pasta.
  • Milk (room temperature)
  • White Curd/ Yoghurt (room temperature)
  • Coconut Water
  • Bananas
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Eggs
  • White Cheese
  • White Rice
  • White Fish
  • Chicken Breast

Great doctor. Gentle and extremely professional. Perfect English, which for me was a plus. Would definitely recommend for teeth whitening & denture – Cristian JensenAn expat from US

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How should I schedule my appointment at The Dentist?

To schedule your appointment at The Dentist, you can choose any of the following ways:

  • You can schedule your appointment online. Just click here.
  • You can also write to the doctor at [email protected]
  • You can call The Dentist at 9971711810 or 011-46074994 & get your appointment confirmed
  • We prefer a prior appointment before any treatment or consultation. However, if you are in Delhi, you can also walk-in at a convenient time. Monday through Saturday, in between, 10 am till 7 pm.

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