Teeth whitening is a process of removing stains from the tooth surface and restoring the natural color of the teeth. Whitening is a one-time procedure performed by a dentist. It is amongst the most common and widely adopted cosmetic procedure. With the advent of the latest Dental technology, we have advanced whitening treatment procedures which give reliable and long-lasting results.
WHAT IS THE NEED FOR TEETH WHITENING?
The enamel which reflects the natural color of your tooth can stain or the inner surface of teeth stains and yellows the teeth. The causes of discoloration are:
- Consuming tea, coffee, wine, cola frequently
- Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco
- High intake of fluoride during childhood
- Damage of developing permanent teeth due to accident or trauma
- Certain medical treatments
The process of Teeth Whitening clears the stain and make your teeth look whiter. However, one should keep in mind that the results may vary from person to person.
HOW DOES TEETH WHITENING WORKS?
Your dentist will first photograph your teeth which will help to know the progress of the treatment. This is also used to examine your tooth and figure out the stains. After examining the tooth dentist will start by cleaning the tooth. The whitening process begins after this. The entire process takes around 30-90 mins depending upon the severity of the stains on teeth. Your dentist will cover the gums and will then apply the whitening agent on teeth. Some whitening agents require laser lights on them and if your teeth are badly stained then your dentist will suggest you continue the process at home for a few days. You can also opt for home whitening treatment, in this, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and will make a custom fit mouthpiece. This helps the whitening agent to stay intact on your teeth. One can also buy over the counter whitening products which is suitable only for the teeth which are not heavily stained.