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Tooth Whitening

" The fast, easy way to a glowing smile! "

Whitening of teeth is a procedure which is useful in lightening discolorations which have accumulated on the tooth surface over a period of time. This process causes the whitening of teeth with the help of a mild whitening solution. This method is ideal for stains caused by age or food.


How Tooth whitening is done?

It can be performed by two separate methods:

  • In-office Tooth Whitening (performed at the clinic)

  • Tray tooth whitening (can be performed at home, workplace etc)

Procedure:

In–office method: With the in-office tooth whitening technique, a tooth whitening gel is applied over the teeth and a special light is used to activate the gel so as to begin the whitening process. The facility for this method is available only in the dental clinic.

Walking tooth whitening method: This is tray based whitening system; trays are made in the dental clinic. A whitening gel is carried to the tooth surface with the help of these trays. The trays are usually worn for a few hours every day for a period of 21 days. Although slower, the results achieved are usually comparable to the in-office whitening.

"For the maximum and best results, a combination of the two techniques is recommended"

Is the procedure safe?

Definitely "YES". All clinical studies have shown that tooth whitening is a safe process when done under the supervision of a dentist. The bleaching process causes no long-term harmful effects to your teeth or gums.


How long does it take?

With in-office tooth whitening the results are immediate and with tray based tooth whitening most people will notice a change in the color of their teeth the first night they bleach. It takes about 21 days to show complete results.


Are there any side effects?

Some people may experience a temporary sensitivity to cold items during the process of whitening. This disappears soon after the treatment is finished bleaching. There are no long-term harmful effects to bleaching.


How long do the results last?

Teeth will stay white permanently. However depending on your habits, you may need a maintenance treatment once every 6 months. If you smoke, drink tea, or coffee your teeth will stain faster therefore requiring more frequent treatment.


INSTRUCTIONS/ PRECAUTIONS:

Following in-office teeth whitening:

  • It is not uncommon for your teeth to feel sensitive after whitening.

  • Drinking particularly hot or cold beverages may trigger sensitivity, so it is best to avoid these.

  • Using anti-sensitivity toothpaste or a high fluoride toothpaste may help alleviate some sensitivity; the sensitivity is temporary, and any sensitivity should subside after a day or two.

  • Following the in-office whitening, avoid staining foods (turmeric based dishes, chocolates) or liquids (coffee, tea, dark sodas, wine) for at least one week. But if you feel craving for above liquids, you can take them with straw.

Whitening Trays Instructions:

Prior to Treatment:

Brush and floss your teeth; the whitening gel is most effective with clean teeth. Ensure that the whitening trays are clean and dry before applying the gel.

Applying the Bleaching Gel:

Ensure that your trays are not overfilled with whitening gel by placing a small drop on the front/middle of each tooth reservoir in the tray.

Inserting the Trays:

After inserting the whitening tray, do not spread the bleach; simply allow the tray to fit naturally over each tooth. Wipe any excess gel from your gums by removing the tray with one hand & firmly wiping the excess gel off the gums with your finger or a tissue.

We recommend that you whiten the front 8-10 teeth only, as the back teeth are not visible.

After Whitening:

Remove the tray & rinse off your teeth with tepid water. Brush away any remaining gel with your toothbrush. Then, put anti-sensitivity in the same tray and wear it for half an hour for preventing sensitivity and continue to brush & floss regularly, as well as maintain regularly-scheduled dental cleanings.

Caring for Your Trays & Whitening Gel:

Clean whitening trays with a toothbrush and cold water. Store trays in the provided container & store the gel in cool, dry place away from heat & direct sunlight. The gel may be refrigerated to prolong its shelf life, but do not freeze.

"So! Have a seat; your teeth are in for a treat "