Tooth Whitening

A sparkly white smile is something that most people desire. However, taking care of your teeth can become hard, especially with discoloration due to caffeine, foods, etc. Though there is a variety of at kits for teeth whitening at home, there is no denying that getting your teeth whitened at the dentist gives you a more professional and dramatic finish, that will bring back the confidence to your smile.

What is the purpose of teeth whitening?

Everyone’s teeth get stained over time, no matter how proactive they are in caring for their oral health. Smoking, caffeine, food, etc. cause discoloration to a certain degree, which affects a person’s confidence, and also at times work and personal life. Teeth whitening is a simple solution where the dentist uses products and techniques to brighten the teeth, and take away the yellowish tint caused by foods, aging, or more.

What is the process of tooth whitening?

Teeth whitening procedures generally take a few sessions to be completed, with each session being approximately 45 minutes to an hour long.

  • The doctor photographs the current color of the teeth to compare the results achieved later.
  • The teeth are then polished to remove any plaque.
  • The doctor then places a barrier on your gums and places retractors to prevent the cheeks, lips, tongue, and gums from coming in contact with the bleaching products.
  • The teeth are coated with a whitening solution that contains a bleaching agent such as hydrogen peroxide.
  • A curing light or laser is then used to activate the chemical in the whitening agent.
  • The teeth are rinsed after the time limit has passed or the desired shade is achieved.
  • You may require additional visits until your vision is met.

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Getting your teeth whitened at the dentist comes with a variety of advantages.

  • Gives a more thorough finish, as compared to at-home teeth whitening kits.
  • Effectively whitens extrinsic discolorations which are on the outer enamel.
  • Lightens discoloration on the outer teeth by more than 5-6 shades.
  • Helps people regain their confidence, with whiter teeth.
  • Long lasting results if the teeth are maintained post-treatment.

What are the risks of teeth whitening?

Getting your teeth whitened comes with its set of cons, which you should be aware of.

  • The teeth may become sensitive to cold for a short while after the treatment.
  • Some people may experience discomfort in the gums or throat after the treatment, which is temporary.
  • The effects are unlikely to last long for smokers and people constantly sipping on coffee or tea unless preventive care is taken.

What is the cost of teeth whitening?

The teeth whitening cost for your particular case depends on the number of sessions required to achieve your desired outcome, as well as the type of whitening method you choose. Consult our healthcare team to get an approximate cost in your case.

Why choose Surana Dental Care?

At Surana Dental Care, we offer an array of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can whiten your smile and boost your confidence. We offer treatment options that can provide a bright and whiter smile. With the technical expertise to achieve the best results, we focus on pre-treatment and post-treatment care as well, ensuring that your teeth are healthy enough to undergo the treatment and achieve the best possible results. We also provide a free whitening consultation to patients who are interested in teeth whitening, including a custom shade analysis —which is an important part of your teeth whitening success. Book an appointment with Surana Dental Care to get a brighter smile.

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