Teeth Whitening

Maybe you've always wanted a beautiful white smile. Or your teeth have yellowed over time. Or you're not happy with the staining that results from drinking coffee, tea, or cola. Whatever your reason for wanting whiter teeth, you're not alone.

There are many reasons for whitening your teeth, including :

The boost to your confidence and self-esteem that comes from a great smile.
A younger appearance.
A special event such as a wedding, job interview or class reunion.
To make a positive first impression on others.
To simply reverse years of everyday staining and yellowing.

Throughout the world, teeth whitening has become one of the most requested and fashionable dental procedures. With the advent of revolutionary at-home bleaching kits, you now have the opportunity to achieve superior results with a minimal investment of time. During your first in-office session, we at Omega Dental Clinic will take an impression of your teeth in order to create a tray that will perfectly fit your mouth. On your next visit, we will provide you with a specially blended bleaching solution to be placed in the tray, which you will then take home and wear for a set amount of time. How long you wear the tray depends on the potency of the bleaching agent and the severity of your discoloration; often, the tray is worn overnight, allowing the whitening process to take place while you sleep. Because of its quick, dramatic results, at-home whitening has become one of the most popular procedures at our practice .

Internal stains can be bleached, bonded or capped (crowned). While each of these methods is safe and effective, we will evaluate and recommend which treatment is appropriate for you depending on the state of your teeth and the results that you wish to achieve. Many whitening kits prescribed by dentists today contain a solution of 10-15% carbamide peroxide. When done under the supervision of your dentist, at-home whitening is very effective.

We offer one hour light activated teeth whitening which whitens your smile in just an hour. It is safe, effective & a quick way to get back your original bright smile. Most clients are happy with the change in shade they achieve with a single one hour session. A second session may be necessary in case of darker or deeply stained teeth.Light activated teeth whitening is preferred by tourists at our Kovalam clinic & also by people attending important events like a job interview or before wedding.

How long does bleaching last?

As long as you brush and floss your teeth regularly, you can expect the results to last one to three years. If you don't smoke, chew tobacco, or drink a lot of coffee or tea, your teeth will stay white longer.

Sensitivity may occur in people after whitening procedures, particularly when they eat hot or cold foods, but usually disappears after 48 hours and stops completely when treatment is stopped. If you do experience sensitivity, there are several ways you can help eliminate it: If using a tray applicator, wear the tray for a shorter period Brush with a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth that contains potassium nitrate to help soothe tooth nerve ending . A product with fluoride, helps re-mineralize your teeth. Brush-on or wear in your trays four minutes prior to and after whitening your teeth Over time, exposure to foods, drinks (especially coffee, tea, colas and red wine) and tobacco will gradually darken your newly whitened teeth. But there are steps you can take to maintain your pearly white smile. Compared to the time and/or money required to whiten teeth, it takes only a small effort to keep them looking their brightest.

Here are some tips for maintaining your newly whitened teeth:

" Avoid all coloured food - black tea, black coffee, red wine, lipstick, colas, Indian curries with turmeric, other brightly coloured food including beetroot & other similar food for 48 hours after whitening. Teeth take in stains & colour very fast during this initial two day period.

" Use a whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains and prevent yellowing
" Brush or rinse immediately after consuming stain-causing beverages or foods
" Use a straw to drink beverages that stain, such as coffee, tea, colas.
" Wear a bright shade of lipstick-blue or pink based. It will make your teeth appear whiter. Avoid orange or brown shades

We at Omega Dental Clinic can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding.Call us for a free consultation and evaluation.