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Tooth Whitening / Dental Bleaching

Dental Bleaching | Tooth Whitening Treatment in Bellandur, Bangalore

Tooth whitening is the process of lightening the shade of teeth. The whitening process may involve changing the intrinsic color of the tooth or removing the external stains on the teeth.
What are bleaching agents and how do they work? Basically, bleaching agents are either carbamide peroxide (10 to 44% concentration) or hydrogen peroxide (3 to 16% concentration). When Hydrogen peroxide reaches the tooth surface it penetrates inside where it acts as an oxidizing agent and breaks down into unstable free radicals. These free radicals bind to Organic pigmented molecules thereby converting them into small less pigmented components.  By reflecting less light they lighten the tooth color. However, this change is temporary and the tooth starts to regain its original color in a few months to years depending on the patients eating habits.

Tooth staining can be intrinsic or extrinsic:
Intrinsic factors: Tooth Intrinsic Factors | T…

Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Before You Begin  Use a soft bristle brush and apply about a centimeter long of fluoridated toothpaste on the               bristles of the brush.  Positioning the Toothbrush Step 1: Hold the brush at about 450 angle to the tooth surface facing the gums. Step 2: Do a back and forth movement equal to the width of the tooth and then slide the brush            towards the other jaw Step 3: Do the same repeatedly on every tooth both on the outer and inner surface of the tooth Step 4: Brush the chewing surface of the tooth with a back and forth movement Two Minutes, Twice a Day Brushing all your teeth in this manner thoroughly should take about 2 mints. Please make sure            you brush your teeth twice a day without fail. Brushing should be on your mind as the first thing        when you get up in the morning and before you retire to bed every day.


Hygiene of Tooth Brush
Keep a separate toothbrush for yourself and do not use anybody else’s toothbrush as there may be bacterial contamination.R…

What happens if you don’t replace a missing tooth? and how to replace it?

All dentists try their best to save a tooth up to their last best opportunity. However, there might come a situation when the tooth has to be removed. The causes for extraction could be varied from 1.Grossly destructed tooth due to dental caries 2.Periodontally compromised tooth (mobility) 3.Fractured tooth etc., Once a tooth is pulled out comes the question, what happens if you do not replace the missing tooth and how to replace it. The teeth are stable in a position only when they are in contact. If there is no adjacent or opposing tooth the teeth migrate until they make a contact. Hence not replacing a missing tooth jeopardizes the health of 2 adjacent and at least 1 opposing tooth. In order to maintain the health of the teeth, gum, alveolar bone and generally oral health we have to replace a missing tooth. What are the way of replacing a missing tooth? There are basically 3 ways of replacing a missing tooth. 1.Removable partial denture 2.Dental Bridge 3.Dental Implant 1. Removable parti…

STRAIGHT TEETH – Not Only For a Great Smile But Medical Benefits Too

When you have crowded teeth / spaced teeth / proclined teeth it not only causes an embarrassment to smile but has health implications too.
Health benefits of straight teeth:
1.Chewing of Food
When the teeth are not aligned well, chewing of food becomes difficult. It may need more time to grind hard food. Chewing food well allows saliva to mix well with the food and the initial process of digestion with different enzymes begins in the mouth itself. If you do not spend enough time in grinding food and swallow food quickly it may lead to indigestion, and improper absorption of nutrients. Prolonged chewing in not a very comfortable and stable occlusion can cause pain in the temporal mandibular joint and excessive wear of certain teeth. If the teeth are aligned straight it leads to the healthier working of the oral cavity.
2.Oral Hygiene: 
Brushing teeth which are not well aligned is a difficult task. When you are not brushing your teeth properly it leads to the formation of tartar deposits. …

Achieve Your Best Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

SMILE is a curved line that can set everything straight. One of the most attractive features on somebody’s face is, without doubt, their SMILE. Hence one needs to be very careful in maintaining a good and confident smile all through their life. Dental problems that can ruin your smile:Dental caries/cavity on your front teethBroken/fractures front tooth Discolored front toothMalaligned front teeth Gap between the upper two front teeth There could be two specialists who could cater to these problems? Cosmetic dentist and an Orthodontist. 1  Composite or Tooth colored fillings:
When caries initially begins it shows as a brownish-black discoloration on the tooth. If your front teeth have caries, then can be excavated and a tooth colored filling done. The filling done on the front teeth differ from those of back teeth for the reason of aesthetics. The filling has to match the natural tooth so that there is no demarcation between the two.
2Laminates and Veneers:
If the tooth has fractured, …

Dental Implant over Bridges

Crowns and bridges: A crown is a cap like structure placed over a tooth and a bridge is made to replace a missing tooth. There are various reasons why a bridge may be indicated on your teeth.
1.Missing tooth 2.Two or more successiveroot canal treated teeth  3.Missing teeth on either side of a natural tooth 4.Generalized attrition of teeth reducing the vertical height etc.,
In any of these situations you may be advised a bridge. The bridge involves capping 3 or more teeth. In case you have a missing tooth, to provide a bridge the dentist has to prepare the tooth behind and infront of the missing region. Therefore two teeth which are good, normal and healthy have to be prepared to receive a bridge. An intentional root canal treatment may be necessary sometimes on these teeth before they are prepared to receive a bridge. Hence we are compromising the health of 2 teeth to replace a missing tooth. Sometimes when more than one tooth is missing, it may not be possible to take anchorage of only …