Brighten Your Smile at Dr.Ruchi’s Dental Care at RS Puram, Coimbatore.
The teeth whitening procedure or teeth bleaching process is a very technique sensitive process which should be carried by a dentist to avoid permanent damage to your teeth. This process of lightening the colour of the teeth is generally recommended for individuals having yellowish or brownish stains or to brighten your existing smile. Laser teeth whitening or zoom teeth whitening is carried out to provide a safe process in a quick time. Commercially available teeth whitening kit \teeth whitening pen \ Teeth Whitening gel / Teeth Whitening strips / Teeth Whitening paste may cause excessive sensitivity and trauma to the gums if not used properly.
What are the different types of whitening procedure?
There are 3 main whitening options:-
In-office bleaching gives significant results in very less time. Peroxide gel is used on teeth after the gums are protected with applying paint on a rubber dam. Stubborn stains may require one more session.
Take-Home Whitening Kits
Such professional kits use lower concentration of peroxide gel, but gives great results after a long time. The gel is applied with the help of custom made trays (bleaching trays) that look like mouth guards.
This is the cheapest & convenient way of teeth whitening as it involves buying of whitening kit from the store. This kit has a bleaching gel, which is applied with the help of whitening strips, paints applied on applicators, trays. This method may only whiten the front teeth and not the entire smile
What are the number of visit and time duration required?
Generally single visit is sufficient with approximately 45 mins of time.
What are the risks involved?
- Temporary sensitivity in the teeth to hot/cold, touch and pressure which may last upto 15 days.
- Gum irritation is a common feature and it tends to last for say a week.
- Bonding, crowns, veneers and restoration are not affected by bleaching.