Teeth Bleaching: When done professionally by a dentist, tooth bleaching can be a safe and effective treatment. However, if done incorrectly, bleaching can expose too much of the tooth’s inner layer (dentin) to the environment, making it sensitive to hot and cold. With the wrong technique, the bleaching chemicals can also irritate the gums.
Teeth Whitening: Yes, teeth whitening done according to the dentist’s instructions is the safest method, with many years of research confirming thi
Yellow teeth could be due to a variety of reasons. Depending on the cause of the yellowness, specific treatments can whiten the teeth. For extrinsic stains caused by food items, tobacco products, or plaque build-up, outside teeth whitening can be done. Similarly, if staining is from the inside of the tooth (for instance because of Tetracycline discolouration), intrinsic teeth whitening involving a longer period (some months) with the same method will eventually achieve results.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. It generally stays for six months to two years, depending on the foods you eat and the oral hygiene you follow. Avoid highly staining foods like tea, coffee, wine, sauces, etc. To help maintain the newly whitened teeth, we recommend “topping up” for a couple of nights every so often (for some people this is once every 6 months, for others once a year).
Yes, teeth whitening trays can help lighten the shade of your teeth. Your dentist will provide a whitening gel to add to the trays. Following the instructions given, this is the safest, most gentle and most reliable method for achieving a good enhancement of the natural appearance of your own teeth.