What is Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening Treatment is the 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.
What is The Need For Teeth Whitening
The enamel which reflects the natural color of your tooth can stain or dentin which is the inner surface of teeth stains and yellows the teeth
The Causes of Tooth Discolouration; 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
- Aging can also contribute to the staining of teeth as with age the enamel gets thinner exposing the dentin below. With age, the dentin comes in contact with certain food and beverage and can stain your teeth
- Certain medical treatments can also contribute to the staining of teeth
The process of Teeth Whitening clears the stain and makes your teeth look whiter.
However, one should keep in mind that the results may vary from person to
How Does Teeth Whitening Works
After examining the tooth, the dentist will start by cleaning the tooth. He will remove the film on your enamel coated due to the food you eat or due to other substances. 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 a home teeth 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.
How is the treatment done?
A tooth whitening procedure will usually require approximately 30 minutes. You can easily take an hour out of your day to go in for the procedure. If you are going for a common tooth bleaching, the dentist will put a gel on your teeth for 30-40 minutes and then clean it off before you leave. This procedure will take three to five sessions and results will begin to appear after two to three sessions.
If you opt for a laser whitening procedure it will take fewer sessions to achieve the desired result. Depending on whether or not you are opting for a power whitening method or any other accelerated method, it might even take as few as just one session to achieve the desired results. Laser whitening will usually entail that the doctor put a dam on your gums to protect them from the laser. Then, a gel is applied to your teeth, that is activated as the laser is applied to it.
The details of the procedure, as well as the time it takes, will depend on your specific requirements as well as various other factors that include your dental health, the amount of staining, and the kind of whitening method you have opted for.
Cost of Teeth Whitening
The cost of teeth whitening varies from starting 3000-15000/- depending on tooth condition