Ocean View CHS, Near Mehboob Studio, 19, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, MH 400050, India
Teeth Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of many of our beloved patients living with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances. More and more of our patients are choosing teeth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains. Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.
Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface or damaging it. Usually the original shade of the tooth is whitened to a lighter colour, rather than being turned completely white.
Chair-side ‘power whitening'. Although this is often called ‘laser whitening', it is not a laser that is used. Gel is painted onto your teeth and then a light is shown onto the gel to speed up the whitening reaction. During this procedure, a soft material is placed over your gums to protect them. Your dentist will need to assess your teeth to make sure that you are suitable for the treatment. Once it has been agreed, this procedure usually takes about one hour.