Looking for a dazzling white smile? Magnum dental clinic offers teeth whitening that works wonders on smiles. We work with our patients based on their type of discoloration and treat them accordingly. Our skilled dentists jump-start your smile makeover. Magnum Dental Clinic offers effective and gentle teeth whitening options to help our patients achieve their desired pearly white smile. Our skilled dentists are experts in professional teeth whitening treatments that drastically improve the colour of teeth and reduce the appearance of stains, white spots, and discoloration.
Tooth whitening is the process of lightening of the color of a tooth through the application of a chemical agent to oxidize the organic pigmentation in the tooth.
Indications: Desire to have white teeth.
• Aesthetics – patient not satisfied with the color of their tooth.
• Tooth staining – consumption of strong tea, coffee, colored carbonated beverages, red wine, staining feeds.
- Tetracycline staining, Antibiotics
- Dental Abrasions
- Before Veneers, ceramic crowns etc.,
Brightening of the tooth enamel can transform your appearance, especially with bright smile. The contrast between the skin and teeth creates a welcome. The face looks fresher and healthier.
• Examine oral cavity and make sure no cavities or gingival tissue abnormalities.
• Do oral prophylaxis before whitening.
• Use shade guide to record patients shade before whitening.
• Procedure start with protection of tissues around teeth with application of GP moisturizes and retractor placement.
• Then isolations of soft tissues or gums from teeth by application of gingival dam so enamel surface of teeth is only thing exposed for whitening.
• Gel is then applied on labial surfaces of upper and lower teeth in layers approx. from thick.
• Monitors to ensure no bleach contacting soft tissues.
• Light source is added on which activities gel and whitening process.
• Prefer listening music this makes them relax while whitening.
• It is common to feel little sensitivity mostly bottom teeth.
• After completing final session of whitening program approximately 40 min, suction away the gel.
• Removal of dam and isolation cotton rolls and check retractor etc.,
• Refer to shade guide and record patient’s new shade.
• Avoid strongly staining foods or drinks like tobacco, coffee, red wines, as much as possible for few days after treatment also citrus fruits, too hot and cold temperature foods.
• Mild sensitivity is considered normal, disappears in about 2 days.
• Application of fluoride treatment will reduce sensitivity.
• Can use any desensitizing tooth pastes for few days after whitening if require.
Prior to proceeding to tooth whitening methods, advised to visit dental office and oral prophylaxis and oral examination to be done and treat fillings done to remove cavities.
This will allow maximum benefits of whichever method:
1. In Office: Explained above.
2. At home: Includes –
i) Strips and gels
ii) Whitening rinses
iii) Whitening toothpastes
iv) Tray based tooth whiteners..
3. Internal bleaching of endodontically treated teeth.
- Allergy to peroxide
- Pre- existing sensitive teeth
- Patients with unrealistic expectations.
- Cracks or exposed dentin.
- Enamel developmental defects.
- Acid erosion
- Receding gums and yellow roots.
- Sensitive gums
- Defective dental restorations, crowns in bleaching zone.
- Tooth decay – white spot decalcification may be highlighted and becomes more noticeable.
- Periapical pathology
- Untreated periodontal (gum)disease
- Pregnant or lactating women
- Children under age of 16
- Hypertension, cancer, endocrine disease.