One of the most common reasons why a large number of people tend to shy away from smiling openly in social gathering, is because they feel conscious about their pale, less-than-perfect smile. There are a number of reasons that can lead to the staining and discoloration of teeth, making them appear yellowish and dull. Some of these reasons include:
- Consumption of staining beverages such as tea, coffee and wine
- Consumption of food containing natural or artificial dyes
- Chewing or smoking tobacco products
- Improper and irregular oral hygiene
- Teeth that have undergone restorative procedures such as fillings or Root Canal treatments
- Consumption of drugs such as Tetracycline during the formative stages of dentition
Dental stains are usually tough, and cannot be removed simply by brushing or flossing. Fortunately, we at Jester Village Dental offer the most popular and sought-after treatment in cosmetic dentistry today – Teeth Whitening.
Teeth Whitening refers to the process whereby staining and discoloration of the teeth is significantly reduced with the help of a bleaching gel, to reveal a brighter, whiter smile. The procedure is painless, non-invasive and can be completed within a single visit.
During the whitening treatment, a highly efficient bleaching gel is applied on to the visible surfaces of the crowns in the upper and lower arches. A special dental light is then shone on to this gel which initiates the process of the breakdown of stains, and lightening of discoloration. This cycle may be repeated a couple of times depending upon the degree of discoloration. Finally, the gel is removed and a desensitizing agent is applied to control post-op dental sensitivity.
The effects of the treatment are visible immediately and can make the teeth appear several shades lighter than usual. With dietary modifications and maintenance of proper oral hygiene, the effects of in-office teeth whitening can remain the same for years at a stretch. Patients can also purchase at-home whitening kits to give themselves a smile makeover in the comfort of their homes!