Teeth get discolored because of stains, food and wrong brushing technique. Stains like tea, coffee, tobacco are first cleaned with Ultra Sonic Scaler( scaling). Then we check if there are any cavities or decay. We treat all those cavities and decay. In short before Bleaching all stains should be removed and all fillings should be done.
Advantages of Bleaching
- Treatment is very simple and painless.
- Only one cycle of 20 minutes, but if teeth are more yellow, then it takes two cycles that takes 40 minutes.
- There are no side effects, but in few patients temporary sensitivity is observed.
Procedure of Bleaching
We apply some medicines on the gum, to protect them from bleaching medicine. When this gum protector becomes hard, we apply bleaching solutions on teeth. One special machine with 7 lights cures this medicine. We keep suction machine in patient’s mouth. Patient is in completely in relax condition. After 20 mins we ask patient to rinse and check the change in color.
Q: Do we have to bleach again and again?
Ans: If taken good care, effect lasts for few years. There are some patients, who are naturally prone to get stain, in that case we have to do touch ups.
Q: What are the precautions to be taken after Bleaching?
Ans: first 2 to 3 days we are not supposed to eat colored food (like curry or biryani). This should be avoided. Colored drinks like cola or fanta, should be avoided.
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