Teeth whitening, or what is sometimes known as teeth bleaching is one of the few treatments in cosmetic dentistry which almost anyone can have. So if you have dark, yellow or brown teeth and want them to be lighter and whiter then teeth bleaching/whitening is possibly the right treatment to you. Teeth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface as is necessary with dental veneers or dental crowns.
Whenever we provide whitening/bleaching within our practice this is in kit form, with the kit comprising of a bleaching tray and a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening gel. The gel is at a very specific concentration which is enough to lighten your teeth, and as long as it is not abused, is kind to the surrounding gums. You will always get instructions with the bleaching kit which will tell you how long each day you will need to wear the trays with the gel inside in order to whiten your teeth.
This is indeed one of the most common forms of teeth bleaching and whitening on the market. However please do not assume that you can use regular hydrogen peroxide to bleach your teeth. There are a few videos on YouTube where people describe how they have whitened their teeth using conventional hydrogen peroxide, this is very dangerous as it is highly likely to burn the soft tissue or gums around your teeth. The bleaching gel which is provided to dentists is exclusively for the use of dentists and dental practices and cannot be obtained legally anywhere else. This means you can be totally assured that the whitening treatment you will receive from The Fortino dental will whiten your teeth to the shade you require all under the care of our gentle dental practice. The Philips Zoom teeth whitening in Delhi is an excellent product that gives the excellent results within 45 minutes which we generally prefer at Fortino Dental.
The most common side effect from teeth whitening and bleaching is sensitivity. The good thing with the home whitening system we offer is that you are in full control of the whitening process yourself. If you find that your teeth become too sensitive then you simply stop the treatment. Generally speaking people may find that sensitivity arises for a day or so after they have finished whitening, and then rapidly subsides. This is one of the other reasons you should always attend a dentist of your teeth whitening treatment, and not go to a non-qualified dental beautician or even hair salon. These people are not trained to deal with sensitivity of the teeth should this occur.
Very occasionally you may get some irritation of the gum around the teeth where the whitening gel touches it. The way we design our whitening trays is in such a way to ensure that the gel does not leak out onto the gum area, therefore minimizing any risk of gum irritation as a side-effect from teeth bleaching.
If you’ve been told that teeth whitening can ruin your teeth, damage your enamel, or remove a layer of your tooth, you’ve been misled. As specialists in cosmetic dentistry, we are often asked whether the procedure is safe, and the simple answer is that yes – teeth whitening is completely safe, when done properly. Professional tooth whitening, like that we do here at The Dental Centre, can enhance your natural smile with no serious implications. However, it is important to research the whitening products you’re using in order to avoid any dangerous or harmful results. Whilst research has highlighted that there are no significant or long-term risks associated with professional teeth whitening both at home or at the dentist, many of the kits you can buy online contain inappropriate and often harmful ingredients. If you’re looking for safe and effective tooth whitening, please get in touch – we’d be happy to help.
We offer an at home tooth whitening kit that puts you in control of your treatment, which is particularly helpful if you have sensitive teeth. This is largely down to the fact that you can make your treatment sessions shorter if you’re finding the process is making your teeth too sensitive. Whilst tooth whitening is known to cause tooth sensitivity, this typically subsides after a day or so.
Whilst there is nothing stopping you from living your life as normal between whitening sessions, certain lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking caffeine or certain alcohols like red wine will be more likely to reduce how effective – or how long lasting – the results of your treatment are. That’s because these things can cause staining on the surface of your teeth, leading to a reduction in how bright they are and so we generally advise patients to avoid these things for the best results.
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