Tooth Whitening

There are several factors affecting the color of teeth, like natural aging process, nicotine stains, drinking coffee or tea, accumulation of plaque and tartar deposits etc. To prevent teeth coloring, you are recommend to brush / floss after meal and regular dentist cleaning. Improper use of bleaching agents will damage gums and tooth supporting tissues. Be careful when using bleaching agents and consult your dentist for proper usage of bleaching agents and it’s harmful to health if bleaching agent is ingested accidentally, so it is recommended to consult your dentist before.

What is/ are the treatment(s) for tooth whitening?

1. Laser Bleaching. The blue light has been clinically-proven for bleaching tooth enamel and can be done in dental office.

2. Take Home Dentist Supervised Bleaching. Impressions (mould) of teeth are taken to make a model and a custom whitening tray is constructed from this model. The trays are filled with a gentle whitening solution, and are inserted and worn over the teeth overnight.

Comparisons of the professional tooth whitening and Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste:


Professional tooth whitening

OTC whitening toothpaste

Treatment Time 1 hour 1 month
Color Change Average of 8 shades 1-2 shades
Fadeback Less More
Duration Long lasting Loss of results with discontinued use
Stains Superficial and interprismatic stains Superficial stains only