Teeth whitening also referred to as bleaching of teeth, lightens tooth color and makes the teeth milky white.
Its almost 45 to 50 minutes lengthy procedure, where bleaching agent is applied to the teeth avoiding gum margins and curing.
Once cured, we remove the bleaching agent, and then the same process is repeated.
Having a bright smile can make you feel more confident wherever you go.
Before whitening, it is essential to analyze the overall oral health of the patient.
If gums condition is not healthy or there are cavities, that should be treated first.
Whitening needs to be repeated from time to time.
After bleaching of the teeth, the patient’s teeth are usually highly sensitive for a few days to a week.
For which it is vital to use toothpaste for sensitive teeth to lessen the problem.
Reasons for discoloration of teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Too much use of tobacco
- High consumption of colored drinks, like soda and coffee
Things to avoid after bleaching/whitening of teeth
- Avoid smoking as it also causes staining of the teeth.
- Do not intake dark staining foods that can leave a stain on your teeth like green tea, soy sauce, coke, chocolates, etc.
- Don’t use mouthwashes and colorful toothpaste for 24 hours.
- Avoid acidic foods including lemon, oranges,