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Teeth whitening

The most common complaint of patients today is discolored teeth.

Discoloration could be caused due to intrinsic or extrinsic factors

Extrinsic factors are related to the different kinds of food we eat, consumption of cold drinks, tea, coffee, smoking, etc.

Intrinsic factors are related to discoloration caused by trauma or certain stains caused by medicines for example tetracycline stains.

Teeth can be whitened temporarily or permanently. Good oral prophylaxis (scaling and polishing) is a must for all individuals every 6 months to maintain good oral health.

Teeth whitening can be done in the clinic or at home.

In our clinic, we use the Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening machine for bleaching. Home whitening kits are also available to whiten your teeth if they are too sensitive or can be used for maintenance post the zoom whitening.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. There are some restrictions on food and drinks post-whitening. One needs to avoid food with color, berries, tea, coffee, colored beverages, smoking, etc.  at least for a week.

For a more permanent type of whitening, veneers are the best option. They are of two types.

Direct and indirect.

Direct veneers are composite veneers in which a tooth-facing material is used to improve the color of your existing teeth and is done by the dentist in the clinic itself in one appointment.

Indirect veneers are porcelain veneers that are made in the lab once the dentist takes your impressions and designs your smile. Porcelain veneers help improve the shape, color, contour, size, and overall appearance of one’s teeth and smile. This is a more permanent solution and lasts for many years if maintained well.

So what are you waiting for? Do call in and book an appointment to see what treatment option is best suited for you.

Dr. Betsy John

For appointments call 44960960

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