Tooth Whitening, Dental Bleaching

There are several factors affecting the color of teeth, like natural aging process, nicotine stains, drinking coffee or tea, accumulation of plaque and tartar deposits, etc. To prevent teeth coloring, you are recommended to brush / floss after meal and have regular dentist cleaning. Improper use of bleaching agents will damage gums and tooth supporting tissues. Be careful when using bleaching agents; if bleaching agent is ingested accidentally, it can cause harm to your health. Therefore, consult your dentist before use.

What is/ are the treatment(s) for tooth whitening?

  • Laser Bleaching. The blue light has been clinically proven for bleaching tooth enamel and it can be done in dental office.
  • Take Home Dentist Supervised Bleaching. Impressions (mould) of teeth are taken to make a model and a custom whitening tray is constructed from this model. The trays are filled with a gentle whitening solution and are inserted and worn over the teeth overnight.

Comparisons of the professional tooth whitening and Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste

Professional tooth whiteningOTC whitening toothpaste
Treatment Time~1 hour1 month
Color ChangeAverage of 8 shades1-2 shades
DurationLong lasting Loss of results with discontinued use
StainsSuperficial and interprismatic stainsSuperficial stains only
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