Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that involves bleaching your teeth to make them whiter or brighten. It is a fast and easy way to brighten your teeth and enhance your smile. Our teeth become stained or discolored by drinking lots of tea, coffee, and red wine, eating foods high in sugar and smoking cigarettes. Also, your teeth can lose their whiteness with age.
Fortunately, dentists help to whiten your teeth quickly and safely by removing stains without damaging your teeth. Teeth whitening help to add that extra sparkle and confidence boost every day.
Options for your teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening treatment
At-home teeth whitening treatment
In-office teeth whitening
This treatment is called chair-side bleaching. This treatment involves the carefully monitored or controlled use of a relatively high concentration bleaching gel. The entire teeth whitening procedure usually takes an hour. However, those with particularly obstinate staining may be advised to return for one or more additional bleaching sessions. Moreover, the cost is usually around NPR 7000 to NPR 18000 per visit.
How does In-office teeth whitening work?
All in-office teeth whitening treatments follow a standard routine. They are;
The dentist will first clean and dry your mouth.
Place a cheek retractor to expose all the teeth visible when we smile.
Cover your gums and eyes to protect them from the bleaching gel.
Then, apply bleaching gel containing hydrogen peroxide and leave it for approximately 20 minutes.
The bleaching gel is washed off and again gel is applied for another 20 minutes.
Once your treatment complete, remove your cheek retractor so that you can rinse your mouth.
And take your final teeth shade.
At-home teeth whitening
In this option, dentist provide a custom made bleaching kit with fitted trays and bleaching solution for teeth whitening at home. You will have to wear the trays for about weeks (wear them 20 minutes a day) to get good result
How does at-home teeth whitening work?
Before whitening teeth at home, a person should follow the following procedures;
He/she should brush and floss thoroughly
Be sure to rinse well
When ready use your whitening kit and follow the instructions to achieve brighten teeth
He/she will see results in a few weeks
What do you feel after teeth whitening?
Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
It may irritate your gums for a short time
It may cause redness in the pulp of your teeth
You may feel a sensation like a mini electric shock in your newly whitened teeth
Note: If you experience pain, burning or extreme sensitivity, call your dentist
Can everyone use teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone. An individual who is not eligible for teeth whitening are as follow;
An individual with oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum diseases.
A person with dental veneers, implant teeth and the like
Children under 16 years old