Teeth Whitening or Teeth Bleaching

Discolored and stained teeth always affect one’s  self confidence to smile wholeheartedly. Eventhough we do a lot of things to make teeth white, many of us fail to get a desired result at the end. Teeth bleaching or teeth whitening is a procedure performed inorder to whiten the discolored teeth.



Why are teeth white ?

Teeth has 3 layers :


Enamel being the outer most layer , dentin in the middle and pulp in the innermost core area.

Hydroxyapetite which is present in higher amount in enamel is responsible for WHITE color.

However , this white color may change  with age, wear and tear and also with the consumption of pigmented substances like tea, coffee, wine etc.

Causes of Teeth Discoloration

Discolorations can be of two types :

Intrinsic and Extrinsic discolorations.

Intrinsic Discolorations

These are inner discolorations that may stem from :

Systemic diseases
Dead pulp tissue
Trauma or injury
Filling material color
Extrinsic Discolorations

These are external discolorations from :

Tea and coffee

In office teeth whitening procedure

Professional teeth whitening procedure is performed with the help of peroxide in combination with sources like heat and light to intensify and speed up the procedure.

More than one appointment may be required to produce results in heavily stained and discolored teeth. However, you can expect dramatic results by time.

Laser Bleaching

Laser Bleaching uses laser energy to activate chemicals in the bleaching gel hence ensuring a faster and effective result.

Will this procedure cause any damage to the teeth?

There will be no harm from bleaching procedure as they only remove stains and lighten the teeth color by penetrating through the enamel tubules.

Frequently Asked


For more queries contact us.

Is teeth whitening safe?

If performed under professional advice, it is absolutely safe. However, overdoing is harmful and we can help you to prevent risks with our in office bleaching techniques

Is it possible to whiten my teeth with lasers?

Yes, lasers being the safest and most convenient technology available in today’s world, we can take the help of lasers to whiten your teeth.

Does this procedure cause sensitivity?

Temporary sensitivity soon after the laser treatment has been noticed in many patients and this will be resolved after few days’ time.

Does it hurt?

No, the procedure is completely painless as they are performed under proper isolation and protection to the surrounding structures.

How long do they last?

You can expect it to last for more than 6 months to 2 years. However, there are studies and cases which gave long lasting result after bleaching. You have to avoid taking things that can stain your teeth after bleaching like coffee, red wine etc…


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