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I am 21 years old female. I used bleach on my face for the first time an hour ago. I washed after 5 min. My skin looked more darker than before.

I am 21 years old female. I used bleach on my face for the first time an hour ago. I washed after 5 min. My skin look...
Hello. It seems skin is burnt due to wrong way of application. You can take homoeopathic treatment to cure its side effects and to remove tan.
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How To Make Your Teeth Whiter?

How To Make Your Teeth Whiter?

Smile is the first thing we notice about a person and more than anything else, it reveals the teeth first. We all desire for that set of perfectly aligned teeth that are pearly white in colour. However, this is not a reality for all people.

Due to various reasons, our teeth are not always bright and white. In some cases, the high fluoride content in the water can lead to fluorosis, which causes irregular patches on the teeth. Chewing tobacco and smoking are other reasons for teeth discolouration, ranging from yellow to brown and then to black. The most inevitable reason is ageing, where they naturally change to a darker shade of yellow. However, dental technology has improved to come up with various solutions, so that the dream for the set of pearly white teeth can be made a reality.

Bleaching is by far the most commonly used method for teeth whitening. The tooth has an outer layer called enamel, a middle layer called dentin, and a final inner layer called the pulp. The enamel contains organic particles that give the tooth its colour and the bleaching material attacks these organic particles and removes the stains.

It is always advisable to use teeth bleach under the supervision of a dentist. A thorough examination is required before deciding for one of the two modes of bleaching.

The two modes of bleaching are mentioned below:

  1. In-office bleaching: This involves the use of whitening gels that are not available over the counter. The gel is applied to the discoloured portions of the teeth to make them whiter after the stipulated time.
  2. Home bleaching: In cases, where a more regular application is desired, the patient is given a kit which has customized trays and a whitening gel. The patient is instructed about how and when to apply the gel.

In addition, for minor discolourations, there are other options as below:

  1. Whitening strips: These strips are similar to adhesive bandages and contain a bleaching agent. They are applied to the teeth and left for about 30 minutes.
  2. Brush-on whitening: These gels are applied directly on the teeth and left for a while or overnight if required.
  3. Whitening chewing gum: These chewing gums are similar to any chewing gum but include bleaching agents. For the chewing gum lovers, this could be a good option.

But there are also a few side effects of bleaching. Sensitivity and gum irritation are the two common shortcomings of bleaching. This could be either from the chemical or the trays that are used. The need to repeat the treatment is another shortcoming. Repeated visits to the dentist may be needed once or twice a year to maintain the pearly white smile!

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I use to bleach my neck hairs frequently. Since two months I am bleaching every week. But now my neck area has become pigmented. Plzz tell what to do. Any home remedy?

I use to bleach my neck hairs frequently. Since two months I am bleaching every week. But now my neck area has become...
It's due to bleaching, so you should not bleach, apply aloe vera gel extract, apply tomato paste, apply lemon n honey, with this you need proper homoeopathic treatment.
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Dental Bleaching - Is It Really Required?

Dental Bleaching - Is It Really Required?

How do your teeth become stained?

Teeth discolouration is generally caused by stain-causing beverages. These include coffee, red wine, tea and some other hard drinks. Use of tobacco, excessive fluoride and dark-coloured berries may also cause staining of teeth.

Why do you need dental bleaching?

Our tooth is the hardest calcified substance which mechanically helps us to break food particles into minute ones so that they are easily digestible by the body. They aid in our appearance. Hence, having white stain-free teeth is a joy.

The concept of dental bleaching or teeth whitening...

Dental bleaching or teeth whitening is a process of removing the stains from our teeth and to reveal them as milky white. There are 2 types of teeth whitening, whiten and non-whiten. Dental plaque, betel chewing, tobacco tar, drinking dark colour liquids like coffee, tea are some reasons why our teeth get stained. The mineral structure of the tooth becomes phosphate deficient. The enamel layer gradually thins and gets perforated. Hence tooth whitening is required. The dentist removes the eccentric stains as well as intrinsic stains using hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is available as bleaching strips, bleaching pen and as bleaching gel for tooth whitening. Laser tooth whitening technology is also used for this purpose. Increases in the sensitivity of the teeth, irritation in the gums are some of the side effects in teeth whitening process. This procedure of teeth whitening must be essentially done under medical supervision. This is not a one time job and may require more sittings with the doctor depending on the amount of stain in the teeth as well as the whiteners required.

Bleaching or teeth whitening is not recommended for the following people:

  1. Children below the age of 16 should not undergo this procedure.
  2. Individuals with sensitive gums and teeth should consult a dentist prior to using teeth whitening.

Whitening Procedures

  1. Vital Whitening- It is performed on teeth that have live nerves. Here the gel is applied directly on the tooth surface.
  2. Non-Vital Whitening: This procedure is applied if the patient has undergone root canal treatment.

Is dental bleaching a requirement or just a craze?

Dental bleaching should not become a craze/mania because unhealthy obsession for the extremely white teeth will lead to body dysmorphic disorder. This is a mental disorder in which a person cannot stop thinking about one or more perceived defects in his or her appearance.

Teeth whitening should be done only when necessary. People who have unrealistic expectations with:

  1. dental bleaching should not opt for this procedure.
  2. Also, bleaching or teeth whitening is not recommended for the following people:
  3. Children below the age of 16 should not undergo this procedure.
  4. Individuals with sensitive gums and teeth should consult a dentist prior to using teeth whitening.
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Dental Bleaching - Is It Actually Required Or Is Just A Craze?

Dental Bleaching - Is It Actually Required Or Is Just A Craze?

How do your teeth become stained?

Teeth discoloration is generally caused by stain-causing beverages. These include coffee, red wine, tea and some other hard drinks. Use of tobacco, excessive fluoride and dark-colored berries may also cause staining of teeth.

Why do you need dental bleaching?

Our tooth is the hardest calcified substance which mechanically helps us to break food particles into minute ones so that they are easily digestible by the body. They aid in our appearance. Hence, having white stain-free teeth is a joy.

The concept of dental bleaching or teeth whitening

Dental bleaching or teeth whitening is a process of removing the stains from our teeth and to reveal them as milky white. There are 2 types of teeth whitening, whiten and non-whiten. Dental plaque, betel chewing, tobacco tar, drinking dark color liquids like coffee, tea are some reasons why our teeth get stained. The mineral structure of the tooth becomes phosphate deficient. The enamel layer gradually thins and gets perforated. Hence tooth whitening is required. The dentist removes the eccentric stains as well as intrinsic stains using hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is available as bleaching strips, bleaching pen and as bleaching gel for tooth whitening. Laser tooth whitening technology is also used for this purpose. Increases in the sensitivity of the teeth, irritation in the gums are some of the side effects in teeth whitening process. This procedure of teeth whitening must be essentially done under medical supervision. This is not a one time job and may require more sittings with the doctor depending on the amount of stain in the teeth as well as the whiteners required.

Bleaching or teeth whitening is not recommended for the following people:

  1. Children below the age of 16 should not undergo this procedure.
  2. Individuals with sensitive gums and teeth should consult a dentist prior to using teeth whitening.

Whitening Procedures:

  1. Vital Whitening- It is performed on teeth that have live nerves. Here the gel is applied directly on the tooth surface.
  2. Non Vital Whitening: This procedure is applied if the patient has undergone root canal treatment.

Is dental bleaching a requirement or just a craze?

Dental bleaching should not become a craze/mania because unhealthy obsession for the extremely white teeth will lead to body dysmorphic disorder. This is a mental disorder in which a person cannot stop thinking about one or more perceived defects in his or her appearance.

Teeth whitening should be done only when necessary. People who have unrealistic expectations with:

  1. Dental bleaching should not opt for this procedure.
  2. Also, bleaching or teeth whitening is not recommended for the following people:
  3. Children below the age of 16 should not undergo this procedure.
  4. Individuals with sensitive gums and teeth should consult a dentist prior to using teeth whitening.
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Tooth Whitening - Is It Secure?

Tooth Whitening - Is It Secure?

Nobody is happy with their teeth and everybody wants whiter, brighter teeth. In the last few decades, tooth whitening is one of the most commonly done cosmetic dental procedures. Majority of these people are in the age of 10 to 25, who are very conscious about their looks.
What needs to be understood is that dental whitening is permissible to a certain extent. Not many people realize this and continue to use the tooth whiteners even after the desired result is achieved in an effort to get it a couple of more shades lighter. This is something that needs to be watched for.

Safety of tooth whitening: Talking about the safety of tooth whitening, some of the supposedly unsafe aspects are listed below.
Most products used currently are tested both on patients and in the laboratory and are proven to be completely safe. However, overuse or misuse of these products can lead to issues. The active chemical ingredient in most of these products is hydrogen peroxide - most contain about 10% carbamide peroxide which breaks into hydrogen peroxide and urea. There are claims that this is carcinogenic. However, this is not the case and there is no strong correlation. Also, if the application is done correctly, there is very minimal exposure to hydrogen peroxide directly.

The second issue that most people associate tooth whitening is with tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Both these symptoms are directly related to the percentage of carbamide peroxide. It is shown that products with more than 10% produce more teeth sensitivity and gum irritation than those that contain less than 10%. Improper tray selection can lead to gum irritation. Also, patients who are overzealous and go about whitening their teeth further can end up with severe sensitivity. The explanation in these cases is the enamel is worn off by the chemical leading to exposed dentinal tubules which, even when exposed due to caries, can cause sensitivity.

Listed below are some ways to avoid or reduce sensitivity-

1. When using the bleaching tray applicator, use it only for the recommended period of time. Do not keep it longer to make the teeth whiter.
2. Use a paste that is meant for sensitive teeth. The potassium nitrate in these will help relieve sensitivity.
3. Use a product with fluoride so that the teeth can remineralize. This can be used before and after tooth whitening for up to 4 minutes.

It is advisable to avoid tooth whitening in some cases like the following-

1. Pregnancy
2. Breastfeeding
3. Ceramic crowns or bridges in the front teeth - these cannot be bleached
4. Gingival disease with gum recession and exposed root - the sensitivity is sure to quite high

To avail the best results, always use clinically proven products under the supervision of a dentist.

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Medications That Can Stain Teeth!

Medications That Can Stain Teeth!

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, like iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

Teeth Whitening - An Overview!

Teeth Whitening - An Overview!

TEETH WHITENING also called as bleaching is a safe procedure for making your teeth whiter than before but recommended to be done under the supervision of your dentist. Your dentist will first determine the health of your gums and teeth and then recommend the procedure. Generally it a single sitting procedure and the effect of which can last up to 1.5 years.

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Hi, I am 31 pls suggest me a good bleach brand name which works best for bleaching facial hairs. As I have good amount of facial hairs. Have tried many like fem vlcc etc etc bt haven't given satisfactory results.

Hi, I am 31 pls suggest me a good bleach brand name which works best for bleaching facial hairs. As I have good amoun...
Hello lybrate-user. If the facial hair is because of pcod or similar hormonal imbalance. The take homoeopathic treatment to cure it and the facial hair will reduce. Then use a good bleach.
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