Bid Farewell to Yellow Teeth with Teeth Whitening Treatments

Yellow teeth look attractive on none. A common issue among people, these yellow tinged teeth hampers the beauty of our smile. Teeth whitening, a vital part of cosmetic dentistry offers an effective solution to this issue. This method is apt for those who have natural, healthy teeth and gums that has not been subjected to any dental treatments like filling or dental restoration.


The main concept of Teeth Whitening technique is to remove the stains and discoloration on teeth due to our food habits or some medical conditions. There are many products available in the market for teeth whitening but their effectiveness is highly dependent on the intensity of the discoloration.

Whitening toothpaste and mouth washes contain small doses of abrasives that help remove stains. Many of the whitening toothpastes contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Though they help in removing stains they do not contribute much in whitening as they do not contain bleaching agents.

Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth whitening can be done at home with over the counter products like whitening strips and gels but their effectiveness is limited to stain removal, that too temporary. In mild cases of discoloration, these would suffice but in severe cases, treatments from a qualified dental consultant can bring surprising results.

Tray based teeth whitening – this is done by placing a tray like mouth guard in the mouth filled with whitening solution for a time ranging from a few hours to a whole night for a few days depending on the rate of discoloration.

In- office teeth whitening – this technique involves, direct application of the bleaching product to the teeth. With a treatment of half an hour to one hour, the results can be visible. This needs to be done for a few sittings in cases of very severe discoloration.

Age, allergies, physical and medical conditions of the patient are considered before administering a whitening treatment. The cost of the treatment depends on the treatment procedure opted. In-office whitening is the costliest of the lot.

Thangam’s Dental Clinic is a multi-specialty dental clinic based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India offering the latest dental treatments in orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and dental restoration.


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