My dear friend Anamika asked me how to have pearly white teeth….this post is for her and all my lovely readers…
TOOTH BLEACHING or TOOTH WHITENING refers to same procedure . It is an elective procedure, which you can undergo to lighten the natural color of your teeth.
Before we proceed to the procedure details of bleaching it’s important to know that tooth discolorations are of two types….
1. Extrinsic stains:-which are basically deposits on tooth surface and are treated by scaling and polishing.
2. Intrinsic stains:-may be due to:
-inherent yellow color of the teeth.
-teeth that have stained during their formative years (remember tetracycline’s)
-blackening of tooth due to any trauma.
-bad habits like chewing tobacco or pan masala or smoking.
-drinking excess of tea/coffee/cold drinks
Tooth bleaching procedures mentioned here refer to intrinsic stains.
TYPES OF TOOTH BLEACHING:-
1. In-office bleach
2. Home bleach