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Teeth Whitening - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

A perfect smile is a necessity when trying to make a good impression on people. Stained or yellowed teeth can often put a damper on what would be a charming smile. With all the pollution and staining foods that people consume on a day to day basis, staining and yellowing of the teeth have become a common problem. Food like coffee, tea, red wine and even cola have a staining effect on the teeth. Smokers are especially prone to the yellowing of teeth, as are people who consume any tobacco products.

While tooth bleaching has existed for decades, previous bleaching methods were harsh and underdeveloped. They would often cause tooth sensitivity due to corrosion of the enamel and sometimes even lead to other oral or health problems as the chemicals used were not safe. This is why people often have an aversion to getting their teeth whitened and tend to forego the procedure even when recommended by professionals. Fortunately, modern teeth whitening technology, be it bleach or laser, is extremely gentle and only works to remove stains from the teeth.

There are a number of different methods that dentists use to whiten teeth. Tooth bleaching is a popular method and involves putting a bleaching gel on the teeth which remove stains.

How is the treatment done?

A tooth whitening procedure will usually require approximately 30 minutes. You can easily take an hour out of your day to go in for the procedure. If you are going for a common tooth bleaching, the dentist will put a gel on your teeth for 30-40 minutes and then clean it off before you leave. This procedure will take three to five sessions and results will begin to appear after two to three sessions.

If you opt for a laser whitening procedure it will take fewer sessions to achieve the desired result. Depending on whether or not you are opting for a power whitening method or any other accelerated method, it might even take as few as just one session to achieve the desired results. Laser whitening will usually entail that the doctor put a dam on your gums to protect it from the laser. Then, a gel is applied to your teeth, that is activated as the laser is applied to it.

The details of the procedure, as well as the time it takes, will depend on your specific requirements as well as various other factors that include your dental health, the amount of staining and the kind of whitening method you have opted for.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Tooth whitening is required for stained and severely yellowed teeth that cannot be remedied with home oral care.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

You should not undergo a teeth whitening procedure if:

  • You are under the age of 13.
  • You suffer from a gum disease or any disease that affects your oral health

Are there any side effects?

There are no major side effects that can occur from modern tooth whitening procedures. The most common side effect is temporary sensitivity from consuming cold food or beverages. Other side effects include a sore throat and white patches on gums. These side effects are also temporary and do not persist a few days after the procedure.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The post- treatment guidelines include:

  • Brushing your teeth regularly and thoroughly.
  • Using fluoride toothpaste.
  • Avoid sugary and stain-causing foods/drinks as much as possible.
  • Going for regular checkups with your dentist.

How long does it take to recover?

There is no recovery period for this procedure. You can get back to your normal routine right after having a tooth whitening treatment.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

There are a variety of different methods of tooth whitening, each of which can vary in cost depending on various factors. They usually cost between Rs. 1000 and Rs. 150,000 in India.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The effects of a professional tooth whitening procedure usually last up to three years. This can vary based on your oral hygiene habits, the place you live and on whether or not you consume sugary foods, coffee, and tobacco.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Tooth whitening procedures have various different methods you can opt for. However, if you are looking for an alternative to professional tooth whitening you can try home whitening kits, whitening toothpastes, and tooth whitening gels.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Very Low Recovery Time: Very Low Price Range: Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1,50,000

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EPIC is the latest diode laser innovation from BIOLASE. Loaded with one patented, proprietary feature after another, the EPIC diode laser platform is available in four package configurations designed to meet the needs of every dental office. Whether you are seeking a standard soft tissue diode laser, or expanded features for Whitening and Pain Therapy, there is an EPIC configuration perfect for you. EPIC is the only diode laser in the USA (and now in India) with three unique therapy modes Soft Tissue Surgery, Whitening, and Pain Therapy. No matter which therapy you wish to offer, you have EPIC versatility available at the touch of a finger using a fully redesigned, one-of-a-kind touchscreen interface. EPIC offers the most precise control of tissue cutting for different procedures and tissue biotypes. With our exclusive diode laser wavelength, EPIC cuts soft tissue cleaner, with more hemostasis and supreme patient comfort. Take advantage of other capabilities including relief of lesions (aphthous ulcers, herpetic lesions) as well as performing "pocket therapy" using single-use disposable Perio tips. EPIC is an ideal teeth-whitening solution for progressive offices wanting to expand their cosmetic treatment menu. Studies have shown that EPIC can perform a full-mouth, in-office whitening procedure with an average of 4-6 shades in only 20 minutes of treatment time (not including set-up or take-down), faster than any other in-office whitening system.* And with LaserWhite20 whitening gel treatment kits available in affordable 5-packs, using EPIC to whiten teeth in your office is a reliable, affordable treatment. One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is the opportunity to do more with less anesthetic, and less damage to the tissue. EPIC delivers on that promise with ComfortPulse, a proprietary innovation that delivers precisely controlled micropulses of diode energy to the tissue, followed by down time to allow tissue to relax and respond positively to laser treatment. EPIC also introduces a new ComfortPulse setting that delivers pulses to the tissue as short as one ten-millionth of a second, resulting in improved patient comfort, less damage to surrounding tissues, and better healing. With EPIC, patient comfort is a reality.

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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 you the procedure.
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Teeth Whitening At Home In Hindi - दांत चमकाने के घरेलू नुस्खे

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Teeth Whitening At Home In Hindi - दांत चमकाने के घरेलू नुस्खे
चेहरा कितना भी चमकदार हो लेकिन अगर दांत पीले हों तो आकर्षण कम हो जाता है। चमकते मोती से दांत सिर्फ स्वस्थ दांतों के लिए ही नहीं बल्कि अट्रैक्टिव पर्सनालिटी के लिए भी जरूरी है । आपकी हंसी के साथ अगर आपके दांत पीले दिख जाए तो सरेआम आप हंसी के पात्र बन जाते हैं। दोस्तों खिलखिलाती मुस्कान के लिए मोतियों जैसे सफेद दांतों की जरूरत पड़ती ही है। चमकते दांतों से हमारी पर्सनैलिटी को भी नई पहचान मिलती है । पर आज के दौर में हम में से ज्यादातर लोग पीले दांतों से परेशान हैं तो चलिए हम कुछ ऐसे नुस्खे जानते हैं जिससे हमारे दांत चमकदार हो जाएं। पहले दांत पीले होने के कुछ कारणों को जानिए जिसे अवॉयड करना चाहिए जैसे कि _ हाई मात्रा में कैमिकल्स पानी तंबाकू और धूम्रपाम कलर्ड फूड्स अस्वस्थ आहार आपको टीथ व्हाइटनिंग के तमाम बाजारू इलाज मिल जाएंगे कई ब्रांड के टूथपेस्ट, मंजन आदि पर इनसे ज्यादा प्रभावी इलाज आपको अपने किचन में मिलेंगे जो ना ही खरचेलू होंगे ना किसी भी तरह के साइड इफ़ेक्ट की आशंका से भरे तो चलिए जानते हैं टीथ व्हाइटनिंग के असरदार घरेलू उपचार। 1. दूध दूध से बनने वाले उत्पादों का सेवन ज्यादा करें क्योंकि उसमें कैल्शियम होता हैं जो दांतों के लिए बहुत जरूरी है। चाय कॉफी का सेवन लिमिटेड मात्रा में ही करें। 2. पीपल की जड़ दांतों की समस्या को दूर करने के लिए पीपल के पेड़ की जड़ काफी कारगर साबित होती है। इससे आपको प्राकृतिक रूप से चमकदार दांत प्राप्त होंगे। आप इसे एक टूथब्रश की तरह भी इस्तेमाल में ला सकते हैं। पीपल की जड़ लेकर दांत साफ़ करें और इसे फेंक दें। इनके एस्ट्रिंजेंट गुण दांतों को चमकदार और स्वस्थ बनाने में काफी फायदेमंद साबित होते हैं। 3. स्ट्रॉबेरी स्ट्रॉबेरी में मैलिक एसिड मौजूद होता है, जो एक नैचुरल व्हाइटनिंग एजेंट है जो स्लाइवा के प्रॉडक्शन को बढ़ाकर दांतों को सफेद बनाता है। एक स्ट्रॉबेरी को मैश कर लें और टूथब्रश की मदद से दांतों पर हल्के से रगड़े और 5 मिनट बाद अच्छी तरह धो लें। ऐसा हफ्ते में एक बार जरूर करें। स्ट्रॉबेरी में अच्छी मात्र में एंटीऑक्सीडेंट और विटामिन सी होता है जो दांत सफ़ेद करने के मदद करता है। 4. तुलसी ये तो हम सब जानते हैं कि तुलसी का प्रयोग घर में पूजा के लिए किया जाता है, पर इसके कई औषधीय गुण भी होते हैं। तुलसी में दांतों को चमकाने एवं दांतों एवं मुंह की समस्याओं को दूर करने के गुण होते हैं। दांतों को पीलेपन से बचाने के लिए तुलसी के पत्ते तोड़ें और इन्हें धूप में कुछ घंटों के लिए रखें। एक बार इनके सूख जाने पर इन्हें पीस लें। आप तुलसी की सूखी पत्तियों के साथ सरसों के तेल का मिश्रण करके दांतों की मालिश भी मसाज करें। 5. नमक नमक में सोडियम और क्लोराइड दोनों शामिल होता है, जो दांतों का पीलापन कम करने के लिए कारगर है। हफ्ते में दो तीन बार नमक में सरसो का तेल मिलाकर दांतो का मसाज करें। 6. नीम नीम में दांत सफेद बनाने और बैक्टीरिया खत्म करने के लाजवाब गुण पाए जाते हैं। रोजाना नीम की दातून से दांत साफ करें। 7. नींबू एक नींबू का रस निकालकर उसमें सामान मात्रा में ही पानी मिला लें। खाने के बाद इस पानी का कुल्ला करें। रोजाना ऐसा करने से दांतों का पीलापन और सांसों की दुर्गंध दूर हो जाती है। 8. बेकिंग सोडा बेकिंग सोडा पीले दांतों को सफेद बनाने का सबसे बेस्ट घरेलू तरीका है। ब्रश करने के बाद थोड़ा सा बेकिंग सोडा से दांतों की मसाज करें और मुंह धो लें इससे दांतों पर जमी पीली पर्त साफ हो जाएगी। 9. दातून एक गलास पानी में आधा नींबू निचोड़ें और इसमें रातभर दातुन रख दें। सुबह इसी दातुन का इस्तेमाल करें। इससे दांतों का पीलापन खत्म हो जाएगा। यदि आप प्रतिदिन दातुन नहीं कर सकते तो सप्ताह में एक दिन जरूर दातुन अवश्य करें। इससे दांत और मसूड़े स्वस्थ व मजबूत भी होते हैं । 10. सेब सेब की अम्लता दाँतों को सफ़ेद करने में मदद करती है। सेब अच्छी तरह से चबाकर खाएं। इसमें तंतु की अच्छी मात्र होती है जो दांतों को सफ़ेद करने में मदद करती है। 11. लकड़ी का कोयला रोज के टूथपेस्ट में लकड़ी के कोयले का पाउडर मिलाएं और इससे हल्के हांथो से दांत सांफ करें । कोयले के पाउडर का दिन में 2 बार इस्तेमाल करने से आपके दांत चमकने लगेंगे। 12. संतरे का छिल्का संतरे का विटामिन सी दाँतों के कीटाणुओं को मारता है। यह दांतों को मजबूत और ज्यादा सफ़ेद करता है। तो अब से जब भी मौका मिले रात को सोने से पहले संतरे के छिलके से दांत घिसें। 13. केले का छिलका केला पोषक पदार्थों से भरपूर होता है। केले के छिलकों से भी कई लाभ मिल सकते हैं। केले के छिलको में पोटैशियम, मैग्नीशियम और मैंगनीज़ जैसे पोषक पदार्थ मौजूद होते हैं। इन पदार्थों की मदद से आपके दांत चमकदार बन सकते हैं। केले का थोड़ा सा छिलका लें और इसके सफ़ेद भाग को दांतों पर 2 से 3 मिनट तक घिसें। इसके बाद इसे 15 मिनट के लिए छोड़ दें और किसी अचछे टूथपेस्ट से दांतों को साफ़ करें। 2 से 3 हफ़्तों तक ऐसा करने पर आपको बेहतर रिजल्ट नजर आने लगेगा। 14. किशमिश किशमिश इस्तेमाल से आपके पीले दांत सफ़ेद हो सकते हैं। जब भी आपको समय मिले तो किशमिश चबाना शुरू कर दें। इससे मुंह के अंदर लार बनेगी और प्लाक पूरी तरह हट जाएगा। 15. दूध और दही आपके दांतों को अच्छे से स्वास्थ्य के लिए कैल्शियम और फॉस्फोरस की आवश्यकता होती है। आप दूध और दही के मिश्रण की सहायता से पीले दांतों की समस्या को दूर कर सकते हैं। इससे आपके दांतों के इनेमल में खनिज की मात्रा दोबारा भर जाती है। चमकदार दांतों के लिए यह काफी बेहतरीन उपाय है। एक बात का ध्यान रहे कि गलत खान-पीन की वजह से भी दांतों में पीलापन आता है। फास्ट फूड, मीठा हमारे दांतों पर चिपक जाता हैं जो दांतों को पीला बनाता है। सबसे पहले तो अपने खान-पान का ध्यान रखें। ऐसे फल और सब्जियों को खाएं जिन्हें चबाने की जरूरत पड़े।
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A smile is said to be a person s best accessory. No matter what the colour of your teeth may be when you were born, exposure to various things including tea, coffee, berries, wine etc can stain your teeth and mar their beauty. Thankfully this discoloration can be fixed by whitening your teeth. Here are a few things to know before you decide to whiten your teeth. Cleaning and whitening are not the same: Cleaning refers to the removal of plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth while whitening is a chemical procedure that brightens the enamel. Not all teeth whiteners are the same: Most teeth whiteners have a hydrogen peroxide base, though they all act in the same way by releasing oxygen that reacts with strainers and removes them, they vary in terms of the strength of the hydrogen peroxide. Whitening can be slow or quick: Teeth whitening can be done in a dentist s office or at home. In a dentist s office, this procedure can take an hour while teeth whitening at home can take a few weeks. However, home treatments are usually much more budget friendly than getting your teeth whitened at the dentist s office. Teeth whitening is not permanent: The effect of bleaching your teeth to whiten them can last from a year to three years. You will need regular touch ups to maintain the sparkle. You should also reduce your intake of food like wine and coffee that can stain your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing will also help maintain the look for longer. On the other hand, keep in mind that excessive teeth whitening can permanently damage teeth. Not everyone can get their teeth professionally whitened: This form of treatment is not suitable for children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating women or people who are allergic to peroxides. This procedure can also not be performed on teeth that have cavities, exposed roots, bonded fillings, veneers, crowns incomplete dental work or on patients who suffer from gum disease and hypersensitivity. Bleaching may also not work in cases where discolouration is a result of prolonged administration of certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride intake during childhood There may be side effects: Sensitivity is one of the most common side effects of teeth whitening. This can vary from person to person and can be relieved with pain relievers. Sensitivity can also lead to gum recession. Other common side effects of this treatment include irritation of sift tissue and nausea or vomiting.
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Please suggest. Even though I daily brush twice a Day my tooth are in yellow colour.

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Brush twice a day. Do not take staining food. Senser advice you should busy with you r work. Don't always see you r teeth.

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Kindly visit dentist for the same. You might have tartar / deposit on teeth. Kindly get them treated by cleaning and polishing.

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lybrate-user, get out and meet with one dentist in your locality. Go for oral prophalixis with sensitive tooth.

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