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What does Tooth whitening Entail?

Everybody loves a bright smile, and there are several procedures and products available to help you improve your smile. Many individuals are satisfied by day to day brushing and the regular cleaning at the dentist’s office. When you decide to go beyond this to improve your smile there are several teeth whitening options.

Teeth whitening is a process of lightening teeth by removing discolouration and stains. Teeth whitening is amongst one of the most common cosmetic dental processes.  This procedure is not a one-time procedure and it should be conducted on a regular basis to maintain the look.

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Basics of Teeth Whitening

The outer layer of the teeth is known as the enamel. The natural colour of the teeth is determined by its reflection and scattering of light, combined with the colour of the dentine under it. The thickness and smoothness of the enamel can be dictated by your genes. A smooth enamel also dictates the colour of the teeth.

Common Causes of Teeth Staining

1. Using tobacco
2. Drinking dark colored beverages like coffee, tea, cola and red wine.
3. Poor maintenance of your teeth (poor oral hygiene)
4. Extensive use of fluoride paste can cause internal pigmentation especially for children.

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Factors that may affect teeth whitening

Other dental conditions can affect the success of teeth whitening including cavities. The need of treating or sealing the cavities is important before undergoing the whitening procedure. This will help prevent the whitening chemicals from entering the inner sections of the teeth.

Individuals having tooth decay or receding gums will suffer from tooth sensitivity after undergoing the whitening procedure.

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The Options for Teeth Whitening Procedures

There are two teeth whitening procedures available,

Non-Vital Whitening
This procedure is carried out on teeth that has had a root-canal treatment and which no longer has a live canal. This procedure may not be helpful for a tooth that has undergone root-canal treatment if the stain is located on the inside of the tooth. In this case, dentists usually employ a procedure that will remove the stains from the inside of the tooth. It is achieved by placing a tooth whitening agent inside and putting a temporary filling over it. The whitening process will take a few days. This procedure is always done once or repetition can be done until the tooth achieves the desired colour.

Vital Whitening
Here, gel is utilised as a whitening solution and normally applied directly on the tooth surface. The product contains hydrogen peroxide. This procedure can be provided at our dentistry clinic. When the procedure is carried out in the clinic, the dentist utilises a powerful whitening gel and a specialised laser that activates the gel and creates a quicker reaction time.

Follow up
After the procedure, if your gums become white or sore, you should follow up with your dentist.  Whitening is not a permanent solution and stains will come back after some time, but it is important to avoid consuming drinks and food that stain. The moment the colour begins to fade, you should visit the

Whitening does not cause any side effects; sometimes the gums may become sore or sensitive. The effects of whitening gel has not been established for pregnant women.

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