Teeth Whitening

Dr. Ritika Arora MDS
AESTHETIC SMILES Dental Clinic & Facial Rejuvenation

SMILES ARE VALUABLE- When people are asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The most common response was: Whiter & brighter teeth.

TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING
In-Office Teeth Whitening:

Professional tooth whitening in a dental office is the preferred whitening method because even though stronger agents are applied, the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected from these materials. extremely effective,and can transform teeth in a single office visit. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour.

At-Home Bleaching :

Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a tray that fits on your teeth. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than in office teeth whitening Teeth Whitening Myth# 1: Harms the Enamel

The FACT:

Not generally true! Professional Teeth whitening productsuppliers mostly use Hydrogen Peroxide or Caramide Peroxide as the active ingredients in their tooth whitener gels. The chemical hydrogen peroxide (H-O) is a beaching agent which converts into water (H-O) and releases an Oxygen molecule (O) in the process of chemical reaction. Both Water and Oxygen are common , safe components of our everydaylives.

The Oxygen particles penetrate the rough surface of your tooth ( even though they appear smooth, they are microscopically rough rod like crystal structures) and dislodgestaining particles. I like to explain this imagining the TV commercials which show how a clothes washing powder with oxygen lifts stains from your clothing.

Teeth Whitening Myth# 2: Makes your teeth sensitive
The FACT:

Sometimes some amount of sensitivity can occur, but the magnitude of this varies from person to person. However, it just lasts for 24 to 48 hours.

Teeth Whitening Myth # 3: It is painful
The FACT:

Teeth whitening treatments are safe and painless. However, the bleaching agent may cause discomfort if it touches the gums. To avoid this the dentist applies a gel between the gums and teeth called gingival barrier which will prevent the solution from touching the gums.

Teeth Whitening Myth # 4 Oral Cancer
The FACT

One of the most bizarre misconceptions .This is likely because there are chemicals that are used in the whitening agents, and a lot of people automatically associate chemicals with cancer. There is no scientific proof either.

Tips to Prevent Tooth Discoloration After TEETH WHITENING

Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages – coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce are all foods that can cause tooth discoloration.

Use a straw – when drinking beverages, to keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth.
Quit smoking , pan & tobacco.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW?

If a person has caps (crowns) or laminates then those teeth will not get whitened. NOTHING LASTS FOREVER… The effect of teeth whitening does not last forever. It will last for eight months up to a year and then the teeth will gradually come back to its original shade

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

Dr. Ritika Arora MDS
AESTHETIC SMILES Dental Clinic & Facial Rejuvenation

You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to brushing their teeth as part of their daily routine. You can help by setting a good example and letting them see you brushing your own teeth.

Brushing Tips for Children
  • Use a tiny smear of toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to age three, and a pea-sized amount for children aged three to six years.
  • Gradually start brushing your child’s teeth more thoroughly, covering all the surfaces of the teeth. Do it at least twice a day: just before bed and at another time that fits in with your routine.
  • Not all children like having their teeth brushed, so you may have to keep trying. Make it into a game, or brush your own teeth at the same time and then help your child finish their own. Perseverance is the key!
  • The easiest way to brush a baby’s teeth is to sit them on your knee with their head resting against your chest. With an older child, stand behind them and tilt their head upwards.
  • Brush the teeth in small circles covering all the surfaces and let your child spit the toothpaste out afterwards. Rinsing with water has been found to reduce the benefit of fluoride.
  • Supervise brushing to make sure your child gets the right amount of toothpaste and they are not eating or licking toothpaste from the tube.
  • Carry on helping your child brush their teeth until you’re sure they can do it well enough themselves. This will normally be until they’re at least seven
Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, also known as dental decay or dental caries, is a major health concern worldwide.

Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth tissue caused by acids made by bacteria in dental plaque. Dental plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on the teeth. Each time you have sugary food and drink, the bacteria in plaque produce acid that attacks teeth. If you eat or drink sugary foods frequently throughout the day, you have more “acid attacks” which can lead to tooth decay. This can eventually lead to cavities (holes) in the teeth and infection, which is why teeth sometimes need to be removed.

Fluoride Dental Treatments

Fluoride varnish can be applied to both baby teeth and adult teeth by a dentist. The process involves painting a varnish containing high levels of fluoride onto the surface of the tooth every six months to prevent decay. It works by strengthening tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay.

From the age of three, children should be offered fluoride varnish treatment at least twice a year.

Fissure Sealants

The first adult teeth come through at about 6 years old. They grow behind all the baby teeth without any baby teeth being lost. These are the teeth we seal.

A Fissure Sealant can last many years. It is safe and totally pain free.

As your child becomes older, (9-11 years) they will grow more new back teeth. It may be appropriate to fissure these teeth also.

Contact Dr. Ritika Arora +91 9619955929 for more tips on your Child’s tooth care and visit Aesthetic Smiles Dental Clinic for Free Dental Check Up and Preventive Dental Care for your Child starting at @ Rs.999 only per year.

At Aesthetic Smiles we ensure your child in safe hands of a Paediatric Dentist in a comfortable environment You can even email your queries to [email protected]

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