Teeth Bleaching and Whitening

Bleaching is considered one of the most common procedures of dental cosmetics.

It aims at brightening discolored, stained, or teeth that have been darkened as a result of injury or drinking habits.

Types of Teeth Stain

Internal Stains:

1.Internal stains are those that occurs from within the tooth.

2.They cannot be removed by brushing and flossing

3.Bleaching may not be effective in removing such stains.

4.Causes include injury to the tooth, certain medications (such as tetracycline) taken during tooth formation stage or an excess fluoride ingested during the formation of teeth.

Extrinsic Stains(External stains)

1.This is staining of the tooth surface.

2.Sources include cigarettes, cigars, paan masala , coffee, tea, or spicy foods.

3.Good tooth brushing techniques or professional oral prophylaxis (scaling) can remove such stains

Tooth sensitivity may be experienced during the bleaching process, which however may disappear within two to three days upon completion of the treatment.

Bleaching Instructions

Bleaching is used to enhance your smile by brightening your existing natural teeth, and therefore, will not make crowns, Veneers/Laminates, bonding or existing fillings lighter.

*Brush and floss teeth thoroughly prior to placing the tray in your mouth.

*Place small drop of gel in tray at each tooth site where whitening is desired.

*Place the tray completely and firmly onto teeth.

*Use toothbrush or clean finger to wipe off excess gel

*Wear the trays through the night

*When trays are removed, rinse with cool water and remove residual material and store in case. Keep your trays out of the sunlight and heat. Excessive heat can melt the trays. Do not store them in your car during the warm summer months.

*Brush and rinse remaining gel from teeth after Bleaching

*Before you eat make sure you remove tray

*Have enough material to bleach both upper and lower teeth for 1-2 weeks.