Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a procedure that helps in lightening your teeth with a professional in chair or at home application of dental whitening products. During your initial consultation regarding teeth whitening, our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and advise you with the option that is best to you. 

 

A tooth can be discolored due to various reasons. It can be from extrinsic stains due to plaque and/or stain causing foods and from intrinsic stains due to developmental and/or pathological abnormalities. Extrinsic stains can definitely be removed with routine cleans and the teeth whitening will help in lightening them overall. Whereas intrinsic stains need further investigation and treatment, basing on its causes, to achieve desired results. 

 

There are multiple teeth whitening products in dentistry. Prakhya Dental offers Philips Zoom in-chair and home teeth whitening treatments to enhance the color of your teeth. For great results, it is important to ensure all the pre-existing problems on the teeth to be bleached are either dealt with before or after the whitening procedures. 

 

Alongside cosmetic benefits, teeth whitening procedure also carries antibacterial benefits by releasing oxygen which hinders bacterial growth.

This is the instant and most effective teeth whitening procedure that is done by our experienced dentists. For outstanding results, whitening teeth up to 8-10 shades lighter within an hour (depending on individual results), Zoom treatment delivers a fantastic solution to stained or discoloured teeth with results lasting up to 5 years.

As a compliment, Prakhya Dental offers a take away home bleaching kit for free with every in-chair teeth whitening procedure.

The procedure involves firstly taking pre-operative impressions for the takeaway bleach trays. Then the soft tissue around the teeth is isolated with the help of a light curable dam material to avoid accidental contact with the bleaching agent. The bleach gel is then mixed and is coated onto your teeth in 4 sessions that lasts 15mins each. A special device emitting a blue light is used to trigger the bleach process in every session. 

Our staff will then explain to you the post-operative instructions and we recommend you to strictly follow them to keep the results maintained. It is normal to experience some sensitivity, that is temporary, during or after the procedure. This can be managed pretty well with simple pain relief medication or using desensitizing toothpaste on the bleach trays we give away.

For long lasting results we recommend using the home bleaching kit once a week or a month depending on your requirement and continue doing so.

IN CHAIR WHITENING

AT HOME BLEACHING

As part of the professional teeth whitening or by itself, at home bleaching is a gradual, affordable and safe solution to achieve upto 6 shades lighter and whiter teeth at home. This means you can get whiter teeth when and where you want. Convenience means different things to different people. For this reason, the Philips Zoom home bleach is available in two styles, with different strengths, to suit your individual needs. 

  • Day White is perfect for those who want to wear the trays for a short time during the day. You have to wear the trays for 30-90 minutes and can see the results in just 2 weeks.

  • Nite White is worn while you’re asleep during the night and shows noticeable results in 2 weeks. 

 

Whichever style of home bleaching you choose, the procedure is the same but the duration differs accordingly. After our initial consultation, our experienced dentists will take an impression of your arches to fabricate customized trays that fits perfectly to your teeth and gum line. This ensures that your at home bleaching is safe and gives effective results. Prakhya Dental recommends the following 5 easy steps while you’re using our at home bleaching.

  1. Tear drop size of the whitening gel is to be placed in the trays

  2. Place the tray on to your teeth gently and press against all teeth

  3. Any excess should be gently wiped off from the gums

  4. After the prescribed time is over, the trays are taken out and washed in cold water only

  5. Brush your teeth and enjoy your whiter smile.

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