17th August 2021
Various factors like smoking, increased consumption of tea/coffee or other colored food products and even aging can lead to the discoloration of teeth. Teeth whitening can be done for the removal of stains and to restore the natural shade of the teeth. Most of the patients choose this treatment procedure for cosmetic reasons but fear that getting the teeth whitening done at the dentist's office may cost them more as compared to the at-home alternatives.


Tooth whitening can be done via two prominent options, either through a professional dental clinic or at-home method where products can be either prescribed by a dental professional or over-the-counter. In either case, the active ingredient is carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The bleaching agent that penetrates the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) and removes the stains and improves the shade of the tooth. There are multiple reasons why one should opt for an 'in-office' procedure, below list the benefits;
  • As Teeth whitening can be contraindicated in some clinical situations (e.g. teeth transparency with age), a fully trained and qualified dentist is the best person to diagnose and let you know if you're a suitable candidate for tooth bleaching. If you are, then options for different whitening systems will also be presented if available to cater to different needs.
  • Often a dental exam will be performed (often in tandem with the prophylactic cleaning) to check for potential problems such as severe tooth decay, cracks and gum disease before procedure is applied. Bleaches can cause varying degrees of irritation if these conditions are present.
  • The over-the-counter tooth whitening products used at home mostly come with a universal tray that may not fit well in your mouth and any procedural errors may later lead to side-effects like the sensitivity of teeth, gingival irritation, and etc.
  • The concentration of the bleaching agents is controlled in the products used in the chair-side method as compared to the over-the-counter whitening products. Moreover, laser therapy or application of heat is done in the chair-side method. This technique assists in achieving quick and effective results. The procedure is also conducted in a safe and comfortable environment.
The biggest benefit of tooth whitening is not just aesthetically appealing but it ultimately boost the self-esteem of the person, restoring a young and dynamic smile. In today's world of selfies, each one of us wants a perfect picture. So, what are you waiting for?. Visit our page at Services to know more on how you can schedule a visit with us for teeth whitening.
Disclaimer : All information provided is based on best practices and knowledge. There is no guarantee in any of the statement as provided.