Teeth whitening are a process of removing stains from the tooth surface and restoring the natural colour of the teeth. Tooth whitening is a onetime procedure that is completely safe and painless. It is one of the most common of the cosmetic dentistry procedures and most sought after by males and females worldwide. The development of mainstream cosmetic dentistry procedures, tooth whitening treatments have become easier to administer and it is easier to control the degree of whitening that will suit the patient’s natural skin tone.
The enamel, which reflects the natural colour of your tooth, can stain, or the dentin, which is the inner surface of teeth, can become stained because of various reasons and give a yellowish colour to the teeth. The causes of tooth discoloration are varied. Though many causes can be prevented, yet there are some, which are not in control. The main causes of teeth discoloration are:
The process of Teeth Whitening clears the stain and makes your teeth look many shades whiter. However, one should keep in mind that the results may vary from person to person
The process begins by the cosmetic dentist examining your teeth and photographing the teeth so that they can track the process of the colour of the teeth. The photographs also help the dentist mark the varying degree of stains.
After examining the tooth dentist will start by cleaning the tooth. He will clean the film on your enamel coated due to the food you eat or due to other substances. The whitening process begins after this. The teeth whitening process can take about thirty to ninety minutes to complete depending on the amount of whitening you want and the severity of the stains on your teeth.
The actual whitening process involves the dentist applying a gel made of 15% to 35% hydrogen peroxide to your front teeth. Hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the porous outer layer of your teeth and break apart stain compounds using a chemical reaction called oxidation.
Having a smile that is nice and bright is everyone’s dream. Losing the brightness of teeth affects the self-confidence of people.
Today there are many different varieties of tooth whitening options available that you can buy as an over the counter option and use at home for temporary results:
This is a very common form of tooth whitening is the use of a custom fit tray for bleaching. The ones that are available in the market are not a good choice because they are a general fit and can come out lose or irritate and rub against your gums. Cosmetic dentist in Mumbai can help fit you with a custom try with teeth whitening products that fit very well against the shape of your teeth. Custom fitting ensures that the gel or whitening substance does not come out of the tray, your teeth stay in maximum exposure to the substance, and the results are even and faster.
Whitening strips are thin strips of whitening materials; they are easily available in the stores. They are easy to apply. Place one strip on the top row of the teeth and the other one at the bottom front row of the teeth, sit back, and relax. The results are visible in just three-day’s times but these do at home strips are only suitable for mild to low moderate staining.
Whitening toothpastes are specially formulated to work as whitening agents. Normal toothpaste does not have the special whitening agents but they can help remove some of the stains on the teeth, while whitening toothpaste helps make the teeth shine brighter by removing most of the stains on the teeth. However using whitening toothpaste for tooth whitening means that you have wait for a few weeks for the result and the results will be not as dramatic as a professional tooth whitening treatment.
Development in technology has led to a new branch of treatment in teeth whitening. The whitening agents are activated with the help of laser, which helps the agent, works better and the effect is more even. The process also happens in a limited period of time, so one need not wait long as in the case of other treatment options. Before starting the laser treatment, the cosmetic dentist will place a lip and gum guard to protect the lips and gums from damage. Not all are suitable candidates for laser treatment. Your dentist will suggest the best type of treatment that is suitable for your specific case.
Teeth whitening products are available very easily, be it in the form of toothpastes or gels or laser treatments done with the help of trained dentists. Different types of treatments have their own advantages. Some of them are suited for those who have less time on their hands, less staining etc. Always be sure to check with the dentist about the type of treatment you would need. Even though buying products over the counter might save money and you can do it at the convenience of your home – they might not always be best suited for your needs. Only the top dentists in India will be able to advise you on the type of treatment that would bring out desired results.
To extend the longevity of newly whitened teeth, best dentists in Mumbai are likely to recommend:
The cost of teeth whitening in Mumbai varies with many factors such as:
The price of the OTC teeth whitening products is less than that of professional treatments but at the same time, their results are not as permanent too. Professional tooth whitening treatments in Mumbai are done by trained dental professionals at The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai. The cost of tooth whitening includes the price of multiple sittings if needed to get the desired results.
If you are looking for a middle ground between professional whitening and over-the-counter products, you might be a good candidate for professionally dispensed take-home kits.
Keep in mind that whitening results are not permanent, meaning that if you want to maintain your whitened smile, you will need to continue getting treatments as the effects wane.
The Esthetic Clinics has a credible and dedicated team of experts who have won several accolades in the field of dentistry. Supported by the latest equipment, they employ modern techniques combined with long years of experience to provide top of the line services for teeth whitening treatment in Mumbai. Their support staffs are accommodating and help one to feel at ease and in good hands.
To sum up, in view of the rapid advancements in the technology employed in dental treatment, one can be sure that the cosmetic teeth whitening treatments performed at our clinics in Mumbai are the safest and best option to restore the natural colour of the teeth without making them appear ‘whitened’. Connect with our cosmetic dentists today to explore the best options for yourself.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.