Tooth Whitening Hyderabad – At ALUX DENTAL we wholeheartedly believe that you’re never fully dressed without a bright smile. Individuals today turn to various at-home care teeth whitening alternatives and ‘do-it-yourself’ remedies such as the use of strong acids and alkalis such as Vinegar/ Lemon, baking soda which can be immensely harmful.
To achieve pearly white perfection one needs to understand why our teeth are coloured, to begin with. We’ve answered some of the most common questions that patients have when it comes to whitening their teeth.
Tooth Whitening Service Hyderabad – Alux Dental Hospital
Why are my teeth coloured?
The colour of any individuals tooth depends on various genetic and environmental factors such as Intrinsic stains (Present inside the tooth) are due to:
- The shade of the dentin which depends on genetics
- An injured tooth or Non-vital tooth.
- The thickness of enamel on the surface of teeth which changes with age
- Pharmacological Inﬂuences such as tetracycline, Minocycline, iron supplement stains
- Systemic, congenital or metabolic conditions such as erythroblastosis fetalis, ﬂuorosis, enamel defects.
- Extrinsic stains (Present on the surface of the teeth)
- Dietary habits that can lead to extrinsic stains such as dark ﬂuids i.e Coffee, tea, coloured carbonated drink.
- Poor maintenance of oral hygiene.
What are the different methods I can use to whiten teeth?
Two major types of teeth whitening methods can be employed:
- In ofﬁce bleaching
- Vital bleaching
- Non-Vital bleaching (Also known as walking bleach)
- At-home bleaching.
What is In-Ofﬁce tooth bleaching/Tooth whitening?
In ofﬁce tooth bleaching in Hyderabad or In ofﬁce Tooth Whitening In Hyderabad takes place within a dental operatory under the guidance of a qualiﬁed cosmetic dental surgeon.
This type of whitening is more effective than at-home tooth whitening, at-home remedies for bleaching teeth, DIY tooth whitening/ DIY tooth bleaching or other over the counter products for whitening teeth.
Strong bleaching agents along with lasers are employed to achieve maximum results in a short time. Laser teeth whitening in Hyderabad is the most effective method available.
What Is at Home Tooth Bleaching/ Tooth Whitening?
At-home teeth whitening or at-home teeth bleaching kits contain a weaker bleaching agent that is usually accompanied by LED lights and is meant to be used at home on a monthly/weekly basis without dental supervision. Bleaching agents are loaded in trays and worn in the upper and lower jaws by the user and exposed to high-intensity light. It is less effective when compared to In ofﬁce bleaching or In ofﬁce tooth whitening, as weaker agents are used. Repeated or unsupervised use of these agents can lead to harmful side effects.
- Tooth whitening strips can also. These can be worn daily for an hour or two for results. Since they directly adhere to teeth, saliva production can cause them to frequently slip.
- Other modalities like teeth whitening pens are also available to consumers. However they are not known to achieve tangible results.
- At home teeth whitening modalities are best used as adjuncts to professional teeth whitening. They can help maintain the shade achieved.
Do tooth whitening tooth pastes and tooth whitening mouth rinses work?
Over the counter products such as tooth whitening tooth pastes contain more abrasives than regular tooth pastes. These may damage the enamel surface. Such OTC products are not recommended for regular use. As the tooth whitening results are minimal they can only be used to maintain the tooth shade.
What is the best way to whiten teeth professionally?
Professional whitening in Hyderabad is most effective when a cosmetic dentist is able to diagnose the reason behind your coloured teeth. Intrinsic and extrinsic stains are tackled with different procedures. You may require cleaning, polishing, Vital bleaching or non-vital bleaching depending on the type of stains present.
Can I whiten my teeth at home?
At-home tooth whitening kits or at-home bleaching kits rarely yield noticeable results. It’s imperative you consult a cosmetic dentist before you attempt teeth whitening. For safe, efﬁcient teeth bleaching or teeth whitening with visible results book an appointment with our cosmetic dentist at ALUX DENTAL Hyderabad.
How is teeth whitening/ Teeth Bleaching done at the Dentist?
At ALUX DENTAL we offer tooth whitening solutions for both extrinsic and intrinsic stains. We can offer our clients Vital and non vital bleaching procedures or walking bleach procedure.
In ofﬁce Vital bleaching at ALUX DENTAL is done using the Ultradent Opalescence Boost. This exceedingly efﬁcient in ofﬁce power whitener gel contains a powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide formula that is activated right before application onto the teeth. The potassium nitrate and ﬂuoride content makes this gel safe for use in patients with mild sensitivity.
The procedure may take 60 to 90 minutes and requires multiple applications of the bleaching agent for satisfying results. The clinician may take pictures of your dentition before the procedure to gauge progress.
ALUX DENTAL also offers walking bleach services for those with non vital teeth. The Opalescence Quick with carbamide peroxide delivers efﬁcient and alluring results in under 60 minutes.
Will I get sensitivity after whitening / Bleaching my teeth?
The Ultradent products employed at ALUX DENTAL contain a signiﬁcant amount of Potassium nitrate which combats sensitivity and ﬂuoride that helps remineralise the enamel. Mild sensitivity may last for 72 hours following the procedure. This gradually disappears with the use of a tooth mousse. Patients are advised to refrain from consuming food and drinks that may trigger sensitivity such as cold water, ice creams, acidic or citric foods.
Can I whiten my teeth naturally?
Whitening teeth using natural products alone is a virtually impossible task. Professionally whitened teeth, however, can be maintained with the help of dietary and lifestyle changes, such as
- Using straws to consume dark beverages such as coffee, tea, colas, red wine etc
- Avoid smoking
- Regular brushing and ﬂossing
- A diet rich in fruits and vegetables particularly strawberries and Pineapples
- Avoid chewing tobacco and Paan
- Chewing xyliol based gums that help by improving the flow of saliva and fighting stains on surfaces of teeth
- Oil Pulling using extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil helps clear stains
- Pomello peels contain citric acid which can help improve tooth shade. Gently rub the inside of the pomelo peel against your tooth surface.
How often should I whiten my teeth?
Tooth whitening after the ﬁrst procedure requires another session after an approximate period of two years. After the second procedure, however, the whitening may last up to 7 years. Lifestyle and dietary modiﬁcations as listed above can elongate this time frame.
Is whitening your teeth safe?
Teeth whitening, when performed by a professional cosmetic dentist, is absolutely safe. Bleaching teeth in intervals give sufﬁcient time for enamel to remineralise. Consult our Cosmetic Dental Surgeon at ALUX DENTAL for the best teeth whitening options.
Price for Teeth Whitening?
Price for white teeth whitening depends on several factors. However, teeth whitening in Hyderabad cost starts from Rs.15000.
How often should I get teeth whitening done?
Teeth whitening is recommended once in 3 years and after the second session once in 7 seven years. Regular shade corrections can be done once every year. Tooth whitening in individuals with fluorosis can be done multiple a year as this targets only areas of fluorosis.
|At- Home tooth whitening||In-office tooth whitening|
|Safety||Unsupervised tooth whitening may harm the gums and soft tissues if used incorrectly.||Whitening when done in the presence of a professional is safe|
|Smile zone||Most at home tooth whitening solutions only cover a few front teeth. For someone with a wide smile, their whole smile might not be whitened.||A cosmetic dentist evaluates your smile zone and can whiten your whole smile and not just your front teeth.|
|Sensitivity||At home kits utilise weaker agents that usually cannot cause sensitivity. However unsupervised repeated use of substandard products can be dangerous||Dentists gauge the sensitivity levels along with tooth whitening. In cases where tooth sensitivity is predicted, they can advise products that eliminate the sensitivity and ensure a safe experience.|
|Effectiveness / whiteness||Due to weaker bleaching agents (Low concentration of peroxide), these modalities deliver less visible results||The most tangible results can be achieved with professional tooth whitening.|
|Cost||At home kits cost less compared to in office tooth whitening procedures. However they do not deliver the same results||Professional tooth whitening costs more and delivers immediate results.|
|Time||Repeated use over a period of time is required to achieve visible results||Results can be seen within 72 hours.|