Over a period of time stains get internalised within the hard structures of teeth (Enamel and Dentine) leading to darker teeth. This discolouration or staining of teeth is caused as a result of ageing and consumption of tea, coffee, spices, wine, tobacco, etc. Even proper brushing cannot eliminate these stains because they are internalised by the teeth. Fortunately there are modern techniques which exist which can lighten the shade of teeth leading to a visibly brighter smile. If you are looking for a provider of teeth whitening in India, you can get the best services from Signature Smiles Dental Clinic, Mumbai.
Signature Smiles is a chain of dental clinics with experienced dentists and modern state of the art equipments. The patient’s comfort is the first priority here. We strive to carry out all treatments with minimum discomfort and maximum results.
There are over the counter teeth whitening kits available which are available in a wide array of options. If they are incorrectly used, then they can cause damage and lead to serious complications. In office teeth whitening is a controlled way of carrying out this procedure without causing injury to your gums under the supervision of a trained dentist.
After a thorough examination, the dentist can advise you regarding the best way to achieve the results that you desire. Sometimes teeth whitening cannot be employed to lighten the teeth, in which case our dentist can advise you regarding other procedures which can be used to give you a better smile. Certain oral conditions like infected gums, decayed and sensitive teeth must be treated prior to teeth whitening in order to ensure a good oral hygiene before teeth whitening gel can be used.
Before commencing the procedure your gums and existing restorations will be protected using a protective barrier and then the teeth whitening procedure will be carried out.
The active ingredient of teeth whitening gel is Hydrogen Peroxide, which produces chemically active ions, which degrade the high molecular weight complex organic molecules that reflect a specific wavelength of light responsible for the colour of the stain. Whitening results in a reduction or elimination of the discolouration. Both enamel and dentine change colour as a result of the passage of the peroxide through the tooth.
After the recent teeth whitening procedure it is imperative to take a few precautions to ensure that the results are stable and long lasting. It is imperative to reduce the consumption of tea, coffee, smoking, and food which contain stains. Floss and brush your teeth at least two times a day. Schedule a dental appointment after every six months so that the dentist can assess the results and guide you.
Why is in-office whitening prudent?
The procedure is performed by the dentist while protecting the gums.
a. Fast and effective way of whitening teeth.
b. Controlled by the dentist and hassle free.
c. Safe and very low post-operative sensitivity.
d. Long term stable results.