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After brushing my teeth became white after sometime again it became yellow and start smelling bad. What should I do to get whiten teeth and fresh smell.

Deepti Mathur 89% (72 ratings)
BDS (Implantologist)
Dentist, Delhi
After brushing my teeth became white after sometime again it became yellow and start smelling bad. What should I do t...
For freshness of breadth freshclor mouthwash twice daily for a month warm saline rinses between meals also professional cleaning and polishing liver or glodent toothpaste home remedy:- mix a paste of baking powder with lemon and apply it on teeth rub peel of kela fruit.
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Teeth Whitening - Are You Eligible?

Dr. Puneet Chopra 87% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of dental science, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Teeth Whitening - Are You Eligible?

If we think about what attracts us to a person in general, the first thing that we can think of is a great, warm smile. A good set of well-aligned white teeth is an important aspect of this great smile. However, white teeth remain an elusive thing for most of us. Some of the common reasons for discoloured teeth are as below.

  1. Ageing
  2. Hypo mineralized tooth structure
  3. Fluorosis
  4. Food habits
  5. Tobacco smoking/chewing
  6. Side effects of medication (tetracyclines, for instance)

The degree of discolouration varies widely and also is hereditary. Whatever the reasons, there is the option of tooth whitening, which is effective with optimal oral health and good oral hygiene habits. Tooth whitening is not for everybody though, the following are the definite contraindications.

  1. Teeth with fillings: The bleaching agents work best on natural tooth structure. Whether it is a crown or a veneer or a bridge, the bleaching agent will not work on these tooth-coloured fillings and composite resins. On the contrary, using a bleaching agent on a tooth filling can produce uneven whitening. The teeth without fillings will appear lighter than those with fillings. If the person has discolouration due to fluorosis or any other reason, then it is ideal to complete any pending restorative work before initiating tooth whitening procedure. This should be allowed to settle in for about 2 weeks. After that, whitening should be undertaken which will ensure the best results and match with the composite filling/veneer/crowns. In people with multiple restorations, whitening can result in the uneven colouration of the teeth and so veneers or crowns would be better suited than whitening.
  2. Sensitive teeth: Sensitivity is an indication that the dentin is exposed or is covered by a very thin layer of enamel. Whitening agents will not work very well in these cases.
  3. Poor oral health (gingivitis, worn enamel, cavities, and root decay): The whitening agent can irritate the gums or penetrate the existing decay or worn enamel leading to sensitivity. The tooth whitening agent works on the enamel, and as the tooth surfaces do not have enamel, they do not produce a whitening effect.
  4. Age: Hydrogen peroxide which is the most common bleaching agent is not safe for use in children below 16 years of age. The pulp chambers are quite high and the tooth is still forming, so bleaching agents are not to be used.

While choosing to go for tooth whitening, one thing to bear in mind is that it is not a permanent solution to discoloured teeth and might require repetition of the treatment. Having a detailed discussion will help set realistic expectations and achieve optimal results.
 

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I have naturally yellow teeth and i've tried many things but nothing seems to work. What is the cost of teeth whitening.

Dr. Ishpreet Kaur 89% (168 ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have naturally yellow teeth and i've tried many things but nothing seems to work. What is the cost of teeth whitening.
no product will help you in teeth whitening.. ypy can opt for bleaching that too will remain active for 2 to 3 months.
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I had dental braces for about 2 and a half years. I maintained good dental hygiene, but a few of my teeth have yellowed. I have heard that teeth whitening with chemicals is bad for the teeth and you can loose the calcium. Is there any way through which I can get them whitened? Also, are whitening strips good?

Dr. Krinita Motwani 88% (4054 ratings)
Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I had dental braces for about 2 and a half years. I maintained good dental hygiene, but a few of my teeth have yellow...
Hello, get teeth whitening done by a professional will not damage your teeth. The available over the counter prpducts can damane the enamel as the concentration of these are not of the right standards. So you ca do some research and look for cosmetic dentists who offer teeth whitening procedures online.
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1. If we consult a dentist for stain removal they remove with some equipment right. Then teeth will loose it thickness and strength? 2. How to do whitening of teeth without consulting a dentist? If consulted a dentist for whitening of teeth what they do?

Dr. Ghanshyam Singh 89% (426 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Mohali
1. If we consult a dentist for stain removal they remove with some equipment right. Then teeth will loose it thicknes...
Scaling doesn't harm your tooth. It just vibrates and removes calculus and stains deposited on the surface of your teeth. If you don't have calculus and more of stains then you can go for professional bleaching of teeth. But you may have to undergo scaling if calculus is present before bleaching. Without consulting a dentist you may sometimes do more harm to teeth or gums. So its better to go for professional bleaching of your teeth. This may provide you very predictable results just in an hour and is more rish free as gums will be taken care of during the procedure.
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How to use charcoal powder for teeth whitening and how many times we can use in a week? Can we use everyday?

Dr. Suneet Khandelwal 94% (1253 ratings)
MDS , BDS
Dentist, Kota
How to use charcoal powder for teeth whitening and how many times we can use in a week? Can we use everyday?
Charcoal powder is not for teeth whitening. Dont try it. If things get wrong then you may loose your hardest and white material of the teeth i.e. enamel.
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How to teeth to be whitter any home product or natural remedies or any herbal medicine to keep teeth whitener.

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 94% (28816 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How to teeth to be whitter any home product or natural remedies or any herbal medicine to keep teeth whitener.
Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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Fruits For Oral Health!

Dr. Jyoti Ranjan 91% (623 ratings)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Cuttack
Fruits For Oral Health!

Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.

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My teeth got yellowish in colour. And yellowish layer got gathered in the lower part of teeth. So what should I do to whiten my teeth?

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 94% (28816 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth got yellowish in colour. And yellowish layer got gathered in the lower part of teeth. So what should I do to...
Cause of discoloration – smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc.) genetics. You may have a yellow bacterial film called “plaque” that occurs naturally in mouth that can build up. If not removed it hardens to form tartar. Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste.
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In Detail About Laser Dentistry Techniques!

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Ex SR in AIIMS Trauma Centre
Dentist, Alwar
In Detail About Laser Dentistry Techniques!

A very interesting thing, that most people would have noticed during their visit to the clinic is the white light that is used on the teeth. This is laser light, which is used extensively over the last couple of decades in dentistry for a variety of treatments. The following are some procedures where laser is commonly used.

  1. Whitening teeth: In-office bleaching is done by applying the whitening agent on the tooth and activating it by laser light. This instant result is whiter teeth and a brighter smile.

  2. Caries: In some cases, laser light is used to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and shape the surrounding healthy tooth to receive the restorative material.

  3. Restorations: When composite resins are used to fill the space left by tooth decay, the decayed portion is removed and the enamel etched to improve adhesion. The composite material is then filled in the tooth space to achieve the desired shape and then light-cured.

  4. Veneers: Where a thin layer of the existing tooth is removed to provide a whiter tooth, then laser light is used. These chemicals are inactive and only become activated when exposed to laser light. In cases of both restorations and veneers, one big advantage is it gives sufficient working time for the dentist to shape the material to the desired form and then activate it.

  5. Gingivitis: Laser is also used in gum diseases where bacteria are removed and the gums are reshaped. Using laser on the root surfaces ensures better removal of the hardened calculus and promotes gum reattachment of the gums to the tooth surfaces.

  6. Root canal therapy: In the root spaces, if there was an infection, laser light can help remove the bacteria before filling up the root canal with gutta percha.

  7. Soft tissue biopsy or lesion removal: Biopsies of the lips, gums, and tongue can be done using laser light. If the lesions are too small and require removal, it can be done by laser, thereby avoiding the need for surgery

Results: In all the above procedures, the laser is more effective than the conventional method that it is replacing. Some advantages include:

  1. Less painful

  2. Anesthesia not required

  3. Avoids tooth drilling in some cases of very minor decay, so the patient is at ease

  4. Reduces bleeding and swelling when dealing with soft tissues

  5. Reduces the amount of tooth removal during cavity preparation

Not all situations can be managed with a laser treatment though and conventional biopsies and drills will be required in some cases. As with all other dental situations, a detailed discussion with the dentist on the pros and cons and the patient condition will help make an informed decision.

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