A beautiful smile is something that everybody wants to own. But radiant smiles such as that of the model in the ad often fade away, with time, with age or with unhealthy diets. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to get that lovely smile back.
There are two types of teeth whitening.
- Non-vital tooth whitening: Done for a tooth that has had root canal treatment and no longer has a live nerve. Here, the stains may be coming from inside your tooth and should be removed only under the supervision of an expert. Here, the dentist usually puts a whitening solution inside the tooth and puts a temporary filling on it.
- Vital tooth whitening: These are done on a normal tooth, to improve its appearance. Here, the whitening agent, usually some form of hydrogen peroxide is applied directly to the surface of the tooth. This can be done at the dental clinic or even at home. At the dental clinic, your lips and gums will be covered and the solution will be applied to your teeth. Sometimes, laser or other such special lights are used to activate the whitening agent. The whole procedure takes up to 60-90 minutes.
You can do this process at home as well. For this, your dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth and will make custom mouthpieces to fit you. At home, you need to fill each mouthpiece with a whitening gel given by your dentist. You will need to wear the mouthpiece for a couple of every day till you get a desired shade of teeth.
Over the counter, products are also available for teeth whitening, including toothpaste, chewing gums, paints or mouthwash. They contain abrasives that remove the stain on the tooth enamel. However, ensure that you follow the guidelines to avoid harming your tooth by overuse. Teeth whitening done under medical supervision is still the safest method to opt for.
Understand that different types of stains respond differently to the whitening process. So depending upon the need, a time required for the procedure may vary. So do costs from location to location and hence the teeth whitening cost in Pune might not be the same as that of Chennai or Delhi.
Visit Sweet Smile dental services and avail one of the best services of teeth whitening in Pune. Flash that magnificent smile!