Do you want a better looking smile? A whiter, brighter smile is something that people notice about one’s appearance. It is no mystery that blanched teeth make us look youthful, more alluring and assured. Men and women opt whitening of teeth to better their smile irrespective of age.
Tooth Whitening is a dental tooth bleaching procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry, to clean and protect from teeth stains. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco. Certain antibiotic medications (like tetracycline) can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel.
Teeth Whitening Methods
There are many methods to whiten teeth, such as bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel, laser bleaching, and natural bleaching. Tooth whitening toothpastes, at-home bleaching and in-office bleaching methods are the most commonly used by individuals to get the desired result. The type of procedures available could be discussed with the cosmetic dentist to get the recommendation for the best teeth whitening procedure.
- Toothpastes: These toothpastes remove stains from the surface of enamel by means of a mild abrasive; they do not change the color of the enamel. Whitening toothpastes contain a chemical that provides additional stain removal. Peroxide is one of the usual substances used. In over-the-counter formulas, peroxide is generally found at most to have strength of 10%.
- Home Teeth Bleaching: Instructions for home bleaching include – Brush and floss teeth thoroughly before placing the tray in your mouth. Place small drop of gel in tray at each tooth site where whitening is desired. Seat the tray completely and firmly onto the teeth. Wipe off excess gel with toothbrush or clean finger. Trays should be worn overnight. When trays are removed, rinse with cool water and remove residual material and store in case. Brush and rinse remaining gel from teeth after bleaching. Remove tray prior to eating. You will have enough material to bleach both upper and lower teeth for 1-2 weeks.
- In-office teeth whitening: Involves a similar method – the peroxide gel a dentist uses has a much stronger concentration of peroxide. This gel contains 16% or more of peroxide. This specially formulated gel actually bleaches the enamel from the inside out. A protective gel is first applied to gum tissue to protect against irritation. Then the bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A special light is used to enhance the chemicals in the bleaching formula. The process takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. More than one visit may be needed to whiten lower and upper teeth. Dentists advise that in certain instances enamel color may not significantly change, if teeth are extremely darkened.
Cosmetic Dentistry in India
Today, the Indian health care industry is well recognized world-wide for medical care tourism offering affordable, high quality healthcare options, solutions and benefits of highly advanced private medical treatments in India.
Cosmozone facilitates and offers affordable teeth whitening procedures in India. The teeth whitening procedure costs up to 70% to 80% more overseas for uninsured, self insured and underinsured individuals, when compared to the dental treatment cost in India. The dental whitening procedure in India would cost between USD 50 to USD 405 depending upon the procedure chosen.