Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening, also known as bleaching, is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. It can remove years of stains from your teeth, leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile.

What causes teeth to discolor?

There are many things that can cause teeth to discolor, including:

  • Age: As we age, our teeth naturally become more yellow.
  • Food and drinks: Certain foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and cola, can stain your teeth.
  • Tobacco use: Smoking can cause your teeth to become yellow or brown.
  • Certain medications: Some medications, such as tetracycline, can cause your teeth to discolor.
  • Trauma: If your teeth have been chipped or cracked, they may become discolored.
How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening works by using a chemical agent to break down the stains on your teeth. The chemical agent is usually peroxide, which is applied to your teeth and then activated with a light. The light helps to penetrate the tooth and whiten the stains from the inside out.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is safe when it is done under the supervision of a dentist. However, there are some risks associated with teeth whitening, including:

  • Sensitivity: Some people may experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks after teeth whitening. This usually goes away within a few days.
  • Gum irritation: In rare cases, teeth whitening can irritate the gums. If you experience any gum irritation, you should stop the whitening procedure and see your dentist.
How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening can last for several years. However, the length of time the results last will depend on a number of factors, including your diet, your oral hygiene habits, and your overall health.

What are the different types of teeth whitening?

There are two main types of teeth whitening: in-office whitening and at-home whitening.

  • In-office whitening: In-office whitening is done at the dentist’s office. The dentist will apply the whitening agent to your teeth and then activate it with a light. The whitening process usually takes about an hour.
  • At-home whitening: At-home whitening is done using a custom-made whitening tray and a whitening gel. You will apply the gel to the tray and wear it for a certain amount of time each day. The whitening process usually takes about two weeks.
Which type of teeth whitening is right for me?

The best type of teeth whitening for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you want the fastest results, then in-office whitening is a good option. However, if you are on a budget, then at-home whitening is a good option.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on the type of whitening you choose and the dentist you see. In-office whitening is typically more expensive than at-home whitening.

If you are interested in teeth whitening, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Dilip Dental Centre. We will be happy to discuss your options and help you choose the best type of whitening for you.

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