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Factors leading to Tooth Discoloration

  • Smoking or Tobacco Chewing.
  • Excess Tea, Coffee, Colas and Red Wine
  • Antibiotics such as Tetracycline (Black Teeth) or chloramphenicol (Yellow Teeth) taken at a very young age.
  • Excess of Fluoride in drinking water.
  • Age cause natural darkening of teeth.
  • Dental Infection, old mis-match fillings and a tooth treated for Root Canal and left incomplete by a crown etc.

What is Bleaching?

Bleaching is a simple procedure where a bleaching agent (Hydrogen Peroxide) is applied on the teeth which lightens the external and internal stains and thus making the teeth a shade better than its current shade.

Different types of Bleaching Procedure :-

  1. Office Bleach or Power Bleach: First teeth are cleaned & polishing is done, then the gums & lips are covered by a protecting gel followed by the bleaching agent which is applied onto the teeth. A special light is used on the teeth as part of the procedure. This is done for about 3 to 4 times in an hour or in 3 to 4 sessions, making the teeth whiter than before.
  2. Home Bleach:- After the teeth is cleaned & polishing is done, the upper and lower teeth impressions (measurement) are taken and sent to the dental lab for the making of soft bleaching Trays .The Trays and the bleaching agent (gel) are given to you & the procedure to use the gel and the Trays is explained to you.
  3. Best results are when you do a combination of a and b. Power bleach your teeth in the clinic and sustained whiteness is maintained and achieved by the home bleach.

What are the side effects of Bleaching?

No Side effects are generally caused by any of these bleaching procedures. Some patients may experience discomfort or sensitivity for few hours to a few days after bleaching depending on the bleaching procedure adopted which goes away in 2-3 days after treatment is discontinued. Use of desensitizing agents like mouth washes & desensitizing tooth pastes and or by a decrease in the number of hours bleached each day or doing the bleaching procedure at a gap of 2 or 3 days instead of everyday reduces the discomfort to comfortable levels.

What is the Post Treatment Care?

  • Refrain yourself from the factors mentioned above leading to teeth discoloration.
  • Proper and regular brushing is compulsory.
  • Regular six months check-up and teeth cleaning should be done.
  • Regular touch up sessions can be carried out once in six months to maintain whiter teeth for a longer period.
  • Any other oral condition not suitable for any surgical procedures.

How long will my Bleaching last?

Bleaching can last from 1 to 3 to 6months depending on your food habits, acidity, smoking, brushing habits & regular professional teeth cleaning.

Do I need Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

The Answer is very simple. If any answer to the below mentioned questions is Yes then you need to see a Dentist and get your Cosmetic Treatment.

  • Do you feel your teeth are yellow?
  • Do you feel shy in smiling?
  • Do you feel you do not have as good teeth as some of the others?
  • Do you have mis-match in color, fillings or caps?
  • Do you have irregular aligned teeth?
  • Do you have gaps or overlapping / double teeth or chipped off tooth?
  • Do you feel you have a Gummy Smile (Too much of gums are seen while smiling)?
  • Do you feel your Teeth size (Length or breath) are bigger as compared to your face?
  • Do you feel your gums have a black or grey lining?
  • Do you feel your gums are spongy, swollen or too much red?

Do you feel your teeth are yellow?

Cause: It may be because of excess Tea, Coffee, Tobacco Chewing or Smoking, or it may be the natural color of your teeth from childhood or due to old age.

Solution: Teeth cleaning, polishing and Bleaching.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you feel shy in smiling?

Cause:- May be because of ˜No teeth or very Little teeth seen while smiling because of Small Teeth or Big lips OR due to Long Teeth Seen While Smiling OR due to Irregularly Aligned Front Teeth or Buck teeth or peg shaped lateral front teeth or bucked up Canines.

Solution:- Orthodontic ( Braces Treatment) or Cosmetic Smile Design Treatment.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you feel you do not have as good teeth as some of the others?

Now you too can have good and bright Teeth by undergoing Cosmetic Treatment or Smile Design Treatment.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you have mis-match in color, fillings or caps?

Cause:- Old Fillings & Caps becomes discolored and look very ugly & bad.

Solution:- Changing the Old Fillings & Caps to New Tooth Colored Ceramic Fillings & Full Ceramic Caps.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you have irregular aligned teeth?

Cause:- May be because of Double Teeth which may have happened because of the milk teeth not falling off at the right time & the permanent teeth coming out from wrong direction.

Solution:- Orthodontic (Braces Treatment) or Cosmetic Smile Design Treatment.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you have gaps or overlapping or double teeth or chipped off tooth?

Gaps between Teeth: - May be because of Missing Teeth or Small Sized Teeth and Big Jaw Size.

Double Teeth & Overlapping Teeth:- May be because of the milk teeth not falling off at the right time and permanent teeth coming from front or behind the milk teeth.

Chipped off Teeth:- May be because of some trauma,a fall or accident causing pressure or injury on the front tooth.

Solution: - All the above problems can be solved by Orthodontic (Braces) Treatment or by Caps or Ceramic Crowns and by Laminates/Veneers.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you feel you have a Gummy Smile (Too much of gums seen while smiling)?

Cause:- May be because of thick, inflamed gums because of some medications that is taken for some Medical problem or due to accumulation of Tartar and poor oral hygiene.

OR

May be because of too much of gums covering the teeth making the teeth less visible & gums too visible.

OR

May be because of protruding upper jaw or May be because of short upper lips.

Solution:- If gums are the cause, it can be treated by Cleaning & Curettage of the gums, change of Medications being taken or by cutting off the excess gum margins that is too visible a part of cosmetic surgery and re-contouring. If Protruding upper jaw or lips are the cause, orthognathic surgical correction is the solution.You would probably need to meet with different specialists to discuss your case.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you feel your Teeth size (Length or breath) are bigger as compared to your face?

Cause:- Having ones fathers teeth size and mothers face size or vice versa which may be because of genetic distribution can present a predicament .However this discrepancy makes this imbalance in the patients facial appearance psychologically disturbing.

Solution:- Smile design and re-contouring to modify the teeth to more appropriate size or going for capping over the teeth can have a pleasing outcome enhancing the self esteem of the individual.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you feel your gums have a black or grey lining?

Cause: - This may be because of excess pigmentation of gums (as on our natural Skin color) causing black/dark colored gums.

Solution:- Peeling off the outer layer of gums and depigmentation is a cosmetic solution that will enhance the smile and confidence of the person.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

Do you feel your gums are spongy, swollen or too much red?

Cause:- Accumulation of excess Tartar on the teeth and inside the gums or probably because of some medications taken for some medical problem over extended periods of time and other situations like during pregnancy and during orthodontic treatment .

Solution:- It can be treated by:

  • Teeth & gums cleaning.
  • Curetting the inner layer of gum tissues.
  • Change of medications being taken or by cutting the excess gum margins.

Schedule a visit to Grace Dental Clinic today itself to have you professionally examined and a course of action can be discussed and finalized.

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