Teeth Whitening is one of the effective ways to get more whiter teeth. Whitening process will not damage the surface or enamel of teeth. The process will lighten the natural colour of teeth to become more brighter and whiter.
Normally teeth whitening is needed when we get older. It is natural fading of teeth colour. Teeth enamel absorbs stains from food items. The stains can be from tea, coffee, juices, red wine etc. and other food items that have strong colours that can affect the colour of teeth. Also teeth can be stained from other habits like smoking, drinking etc.
Some people's teeth will have grey shades, it may be because of other diseases or other problems with their teeth. These can be removed to get whiter healthier teeth. The teeth whitening procedures should be done only with the consultation of a Dentist.
There are different methods to do Teeth Bleaching or Whitening,
- In-Office Bleaching
- At-Home Bleaching
- Light Accelerated Bleaching
In-Office Bleaching or Professional Bleaching is a process in which your dentist will assist you for teeth whitening. The dentist will examine your teeth & analyse your dental history first. Then he will discuss about the treatment procedures and will give you a report whether you can have teeth whitening. According to the condition of the patient, dentist will start the procedure. This procedure will take only half to one hour. Starts with carefully painting a light-cured protective layer on gums & papilla. After that a bleaching agent carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth.
In this process, first time patient should consult the dentist and he will provide you with the necessary steps to follow to whiten the teeth at home. This process is time consuming because it takes 2-3 weeks to see the effect on the teeth. The patient will be given some trays which is like gum shields to protect the gums. After putting these trays you will have to apply whitening gel, this should be applied routinely for 2-3 weeks for better results.
Light Accelerated Bleaching or commonly known Laser Bleaching uses light energy to accelerate the process of bleaching. There are different types of lights that is used for this purpose. Halogen, Led, Plasma Arc etc. Halogen light is more effective and gives better results than other lights. The process starts with covering the soft-tissue with resin based light curable barrier. Then a whitening gel called Hydrogen peroxide is applied and exposed to light energy for 10-15 minutes.
There are several other ways to whiten your teeth, for example with teeth whitening toothpaste but it is safer to consult a doctor to whiten your teeth effectively. Once whitening is done, it can last for months but if you need more lasting effect you should care for your teeth.
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