Teeth whitening is a popular dental procedure that involves the removal of stains from the surface of the tooth to restore the normal appearance and colour of the teeth. It is a one-time procedure and is one of the commonest cosmetic dental procedures. With the advances in the field of dental surgery, whitening treatment procedures that guarantee reliable and long-lasting results are now available.
If the outer layer of the tooth, the enamel, stains, it can change the natural colour of your teeth. This staining can occur for many reasons, including cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, excessive consumption of tea, coffee, or cola, high fluoride intake in childhood, damage to developing permanent teeth secondary to trauma or accident, and certain medications.
X-rays of the teeth are taken to examine them and observe the stains. Then the tooth is cleaned, and the film on the enamel that develops due to eating and other substances is removed. The whitening process starts after this and takes around 30-60 minutes, depending upon the extent of the stains. The gums are then covered, and a whitening agent is applied to the teeth.
Yes, teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic dental procedure. It does not lead to any side effects except for mild sensitivity in some people. However, it is best to consult a dentist first.
The Department of Dental Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai comprises a team of expert dental surgeons with years of experience in the field. The department is equipped with high-end infrastructure, including comfortable and flexible dental chairs that are ideal to use during dental surgeries. Disposable materials are used to minimise the risk of infections, and there is a flash sterilizer in the dental area. The diagnostic and therapeutic tools used in the department have been designed using advanced technology to ensure international standard dental care and treatment.