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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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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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Avoid Home Remedies For Tooth Whitening!

Avoid Home Remedies For Tooth Whitening!

Frequently asked questions. As suggested by many clinicians does lemon and baking soda whiten teeth?

Baking soda and lemon juice are not a healthy way to whiten your teeth. Although the result may seem that your teeth are whiter you have actually eroded and abraded your teeth. Lemon juice is very acidic and will erode your teeth. Baking soda is very abrasive and will abrade your teeth. Together they can have a very destructive effect. Once enamel is lost, it is lost forever.

A healthier and more effective way to bleach your teeth is to do the in-office bleaching systems or the at home bleaching systems with bleaching trays. There is no way to know how much improvement you will get but you will see an improvement. Some over-the-counter whitening products can be effective if used as instructed.

A good way to keep your teeth white is to get your routine cleanings, minimize foods that can stain your teeth (coffee, tea, wine, soda etc.) and don't smoke. Also, you can use whitening toothpaste and keep the slurry that forms from brushing in your mouth for about 5 minutes. If done consistently for a few weeks you will notice an improvement.
 

Hair Care Tips!

Hair Care Tips!

Avoid perming, crimping, straightening, curling and bleaching or repeatedly colouring your hair is possible. Although doing it once in a while won't be of too much harm. 

Best Skin Specialist in Gurgaon

Best Skin Specialist in Gurgaon

Don’t let that acne problem or acne marks hamper your confidence. Best skin specialist in Gurgaon, can help treat this and help with a flawless, glowing and radiant skin. Skin specialists have expertise in not only treating acne but can also be treated  for different conditions like cancers,  ageing conditions, warts, dermatitis, fungal infections, psoriasis, acne, hand dermatitis and eczema. These best skin specialist in Gurgaon can help you with any kind of skin disorder:

1. Dr. Akhilendra Singh

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr Akhilendra Singh is a reputed dermatologist practising at AKS Clinic. He is practicing from last 10 years. Some of his specialisations are derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment. He is also known fir hair treatments like hair mesotherapy treatment. He is a reputed and active member of the many state and national associations.

2. Dr. Amit Bhasin

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Dermatology, MBA

Consultation fees:  ₹800

Dr. Amit Bhasin is a highly trained dermatologist and cosmetologist in Gurgaon. He has more than 10 years of experience. He is currently practicing at Privé Skin & Wellness, Gurgaon and has worked previously with HCL Healthcare and Bharat Family Clinic. He has attained and pursued his fellowship internationally from Thailand and USA. He is recipient of many awards like Award of Excellence, Indian Icon Award, Latent Talent Award. He was also nominated For Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award For Excellence In The Field of Cosmetology And Dermatology and India Achievement Award.

3. Dr. Shuchi Singla

MD Dermatology

Consultation fees:  ₹400-500

Dr. Shuchi Singla is amongst the leading dermatologist in Delhi. She is known for her treatments related to acne, pigmentation, hair fall, dandruff, psoriasis, drug reactions, eczemas, and allergies. She is also a successful cosmetic dermatologist, pediatric dermatologist and has performed several  surgical treatments for acne scars and vitiligo. She was recently awarded with the prestigious Prof. V.N Sehgal Award for excellence in the field of dermatology. She currently practices at Dermapoint the skin clinic, max hospital and Kalyani hospitals, Gurgaon.

4. Dr. Kalpana Patel

MBBS, MD

Consultation fees:  ₹700

Dr. Kalpana Patel is currently affiliated with ARV Aesthetics Skin & Laser Clinic as a cosmetic dermatologist. In 11 years of practice she has become a renowned name in her fraternity.Her areas of specialization are laser treatment for scar reduction, chemical peel, fat reduction,  anti ageing treatment. She is member of many state and national association.

5. Dr. Seema Yadav

Post Graduation Diploma In Cosmetology, MBBS, DDVL (Dermatology )

Consultation fees: ₹400

Dr. Seema Yadav is 10 years of experience and is a reputed dermatologist. She is currently practicing at Skin Oasis Skin & Hair Clinic. Previously she has worked with some of the reputed hospitals like Safdurjang and RML hospital. For few years she has also practiced in Australia. She is also among the few certified Cosmetic Dermal Therapist in Gurgaon. Her clinic is known to provide treatments at an  affordable cost and with the best safety standards. She is also known for her procedures like derma roller, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment.

6. Dr. Vinay Singh

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. Vinay is a gold medalist in his MD, and is practicing in the field of dermatology from last 19 years. He specialises in treating various problems like hirsutism, freckles, pigmentation, facial rejuvenation, scars of acne, birthmarks, vitiligo, psoriasis and baldness. He has been invited as a speaker and chairperson at several national and international conferences as well as by many media channels to talk on different skin related issues and their remedies. He is currently practicing at Vibrance Skin Laser & Cosmetic Clinic and Gurgaon Skin Clinic.

7. Dr. Atula Gupta

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹900

Dr. Atula Gupta has 15 years of experience as a clinical dermatology. She is also specialises in pediatric dermatology, aesthetic medicine and laser surgery. She is known for use of latest technology and advanced methods for treating acne,  and other anti-ageing related problems. In 2015, she was awarded as Best Dermatologist consultant in Gurgaon- by Prime Time Research Media. Her specializations are treatments like  Fractional Lasers, Q switched ND YAG Lasers, CO2 laser, Hair reduction lasers and Skin tightening and body contouring devices.

8. Dr. Priyanka Pal Mantri

MD - Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700-900

Dr. Priyanka Pal Mantri has 22 years of experience as a dermatologist and is associated with some of the best hospitals like Max Super Specialty Hospital,  Columbia Asia Hospital- Gurgaon and Aesthetic Laser Center- Max Medcentre. She currently practices at  Skinfully Yours Clinic,  Gurgaon.  Dr. Mantri specializes as at Botox and filler injections, Chemical Peel, Lasers & Aesthetic Medicine. She is a professional member of many prestigious association like  Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL).

9. Dr. Niti Gaur

MD, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹400

Dr. Niti Gaur has 14 years of experience as a dermatologist and currently practises at The Skin Solutionz,  Gurgaon. She is also a visiting consultant at Jain Hospital (Sector 14), Jagdish Clinic(Sadar Bazaar) and Kaya Skin Clinic, Gurgaon. Her area of expertise are laser treatments. She is a certified for Botox and Filler treatments and has treated several cases of antiaging and wrinkles with same.

10. Dr. Sangeeta Varma

M Derm, DNB (Dermatology & Venereology) , MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr. Sangeeta Varma is a senior cosmetologist and has 20 years of experience in her field. She is  practicing at  Skin Clinic and Cosmetology Centre and metro hospitals, Gurgaon. She is a professional member of Cosmetology Society of India (CDSI), Association of Cutaneous surgeons of India (ASCI) and Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). She was earlier associated with Twacha Pal- Skin Clinic and Cosmetology Centre, Kalyani Hospital and Kaya clinic at Gurgaon. Her clinic in Gurgaon has latest advanced technology including Anti-ageing treatment, Dermaroller Treatment, Restylane Vital treatment and Filler injections.

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Top 10 Dermatologist In Delhi

Top 10 Dermatologist In Delhi

Skin is amongst the most sensitive organ and most prone to damage or infections because of sun exposure. These top dermatologist in Delhi can help you with the best treatments in case you are suffering from any kind of skin allergies, infections, pigmentation problems, aging conditions. The dermatologist uses various kinds of medications, minimally invasive surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, phototherapy, laser or radiotherapy depending upon your condition. 

Top 10 Dermatologist in Delhi are as below:

1. Dr. Lipy Gupta

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Dr. Lipy Gupta is practicing from last 13 years and is currently affiliated with Max Hospital, Saket and Green Park Family Medicine Clinic, Delhi. She is skilled in a different type of cosmetic, dermatology and laser treatments. She is known for use of latest technologies for advanced treatments like body contouring and anti-aging,Dermal Filler, Enzyme Peel, Hyperhidrosis and Cryolipolysis

14 Years Experience  ·  ₹700 - 1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online

2. Dr. Ranjan Upadhyay

DNB, MBBS, DDVL

Dr Ranjan Upadhyay has 11 years of experience. He is the director at desmoderm skin and laser clinic and also practices at Max super specialty hospital. He is a member of various national and international associations. Dr. Ranjan has attended various training sessions at national and international level. His areas of keen interest are cosmetic procedures like botox, fillers, laser surgery, vitiligo surgeries, hair growth treatments, and hair transplantation.

12 Years Experience  ·  ₹900 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online

3. Dr. Kanu Verma

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Dr. Kanu Verma is a reputed dermatologist practicing from Sector-12 A in Dwarka and based in Delhi with a career spanning 14 years. She did her MBBS from Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College located in Ahmadabad and obtained her MD in dermatology from the same institution. 
She not only is excellent with derma roller treatment, anti-aging treatment, vampire facelift treatment and bleaching treatment she also is an expert when it comes to hair treatment. You can consult Dr. Kanu Verma at Aastha Medicare in Sector-12 A, Dwarka where she has a flourishing practice spanning over 14 years, making her one of the most reputed dermatologists in and around the city.

17 Years Experience  ·  ₹600 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online

4. Dr. Manju Keshari

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

Dr. Manju Keshari is an experienced dermatologist and cosmetologist with 24 years of practice. She currently practices at Kemps Clinic in Vaishali, Ghaziabad and Max Super Speciality Hospital in Patparganj, Delhi. She is a member of various organisations like IADVL, ACSI, and IMA. Her areas of expertise are treating skin problems like acne or pimples, laser hair removal, face peel, and polishing.

25 Years Experience  ·  ₹500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online

5. Dr. Sandesh Gupta

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)

Dr. Sandesh Gupta is an established Cosmetologist and Dermatologist in Delhi. He is the founder of skin and laser clinic and has experience of more than 15 years in treating dermatological and cosmetological problems. He has done his masters from Singapore. The clinic is known for high standards, use of latest and advanced technology and affordable treatment.

 24 Years Experience  ·  ₹300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online

6. Dr. Dharamvir Singh

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Dr. Dharamvir Singh has more than 9 years of experience and many happy patients under his brief but illustrious career, he is one of the most reliable dermatologists working in Karol Bagh, Delhi.
He is presently affiliated with Dermatology Hair & Aesthetic in Karol Bagh, Delhi.
Apart from specializing in dermatology/cosmetology, Dr. Singh also provides effective remedies to hair cosmetology related disorders and Venereology.

12 Years Experience  ·  ₹500 - 1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online

7. Dr. Anuj Saigal

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Dr. Anuj has more than 10 years of experience and is a renowned dermatologist & hair transplant surgeon who has performed over 1000 successful Hair Transplants. His area of expertise is hair restoration treatments. He currently practices at Kaya Skin Clinic, Sanjeevini clinic, and Ambay Hospital. He is also associated with many organisations and has contributed to various journals and articles.

11 Years Experience  ·  ₹400 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online

8. Dr. Suruchi Puri

MBBS, MD (Skin & V.D. MAMC) - Dermatology

Dr. Suruchi Puri is one of the best Dermatologists in Janakpuri, Delhi. She has been a practicing Dermatologist for 16 years. She is an MBBS, MD (Skin & V.D. MAMC) - Dermatology. She is currently practicing at Dr.SURUCHI PURI MEDI MAKEOVERS SKIN in Janakpuri, Delhi.

19 Years Experience  ·  ₹700 at clinic  ·  ₹700 online

9. Dr. Anil Ganjoo

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, Fellowship In Dermatosurgery

Dr. Anil Ganjoo has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Dermatology, Dermatosurgery. He has been a pioneer in innovation for many techniques and treatment in Dermatology. Dr. Anil is considered as a celeb dermatologist because he has treated several celebrities and was the visiting Dermatologist to the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He is associated with many hospitals and runs his own clinic as well as Dr. Ganjoo's Skin Clinic.

28 Years Experience  ·  ₹800 - 1200 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online

10. Dr. Sandeep Gupta

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is a popular Dermatologist in Hari Nagar, Delhi. He has been a practicing Dermatologist for 13 years. He has done MBBS, MD (Dermatology). he was a Gold medalist in MD. He has done observership in Dermatosurgery From IADVL(Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists). 
You can consult Dr. Sandeep Gupta at Balaji Skin Clinic in Hari Nagar, Delhi and also in two hospitals, one in Janakpuri and other in Naraina.

15 Years Experience · ₹400 at clinic · ₹300 online

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