Overview of Teeth Whitening Treatment India

You have come to the right place if you are planning to get teeth whitening. Scroll down below to know all the necessary details including the procedure, the risks associated and how to deal with the side effects. One of the most important things that people notice when they meet you is your smile. An attractive smile makes you more appealing. Having a bright smile makes you feel more confident and enhances your social & career opportunities, and also your appearance. According to a national survey, about 75% of adults feel that a persons chances of career success can be affected by an unattractive smile.

Teeth whitening is a process to restore the natural colour of the teeth by removing stains from the teeth' surface. White teeth are not just for celebrities. Advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made teeth whitening safer and more affordable for everyone who wants a brighter smile. At Ortil Healthcare, we would love to help you in getting a white and beautiful smile. If you are interested in learning more about teeth whitening, you can contact us freely.

Who needs Teeth Whitening?

The enamel which reflects the natural colour of the teeth becomes yellow or stained. The causes of tooth discolouration are varied. People need teeth whitening because of the following reasons:

01. Excess and frequent consumption of drinks like tea, coffee, wine, cola

02. Smoking cigarettes

03. Chewing tobacco. Tar and nicotine in tobacco cause stubborn stains.

04. High intake of fluoride

05. Ageing contributes to the staining of teeth. With the age, the enamel of teeth becomes thinner exposing the dentin below. Dentin when comes in contact with certain food and drinks can stain your teeth. Also, it is paler in color than the enamel.

06. Certain medical treatments can lead to stains or discoloration of teeth

07. Damage to developing teeth because of an accident or trauma

08. A side effect of medications

Types of Teeth Whitening Treatment India

Different forms of Teeth Whitening

Here are some of the common types of teeth whitening procedures done by dentists.


01. In-office Bleaching - This procedure requires only one office visit. In this process, the dentist applies a rubber shield or a protective gel to protect your gums, and then bleach is applied to the teeth. It is also known as chairside bleaching.

02. Zoom Teeth Whitening - Zoom in-office teeth whitening procedure uses the zoom chairside lamp to accelerate the bleaching process by activating 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening. Once the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, the oxygen will enter the enamel and dentin to whiten the stained teeth by leaving the structure of the teeth unchanged. This procedure takes less than an hour but regular teeth cleaning is recommended before the actual session.

03. At-home Bleaching from your Dentist - For at-home bleaching, the dentist will provide you with a custom-made tray with some instructions about how to place the bleaching solution in the tray and for how long. If you are comfortable with whitening at home, then this may be the preferred option but with the guidance of a dentist.

04. Over-the-counter Bleaching Products - You can see various products online or in your local grocery store like toothpaste, gels, strips, etc. that whiten your teeth by bleaching. These products contain less concentration of bleaching agent as compared to the products used by your dentist in the office. Before using these products, you should discuss with your dentist and search for the one with an ADA seal of acceptance. This means it must be tested to be safe and effective for teeth whitening.

4.1. Toothpaste - All kinds of toothpaste help in removing the stain from the surface of teeth by the action of abrasives that scrub the teeth. However, whitening toothpaste differs from regular toothpaste as they contain a higher number of abrasives and detergents. With continuity of use over time, teeth colour can lighten by one or two shades.

4.2. Strips - A plastic whitening strip containing a thin layer of peroxide gel is designed to fit the buccal surfaces of teeth. The strip is applied twice daily for 30 minutes for 14 days. After several days, the teeth colour can lighten. Many different types of strips are available in the market.

4.3. Gels - Whitening gels are applied to the teeth with a small brush. These gels also contain peroxide and are to be applied twice a day for two weeks.

4.4. Rinses - These work by the action of hydrogen peroxide within the rinse and the chromogens on the teeth. It is recommended to use twice a day, for one minute and its results can be seen within two or three months.

4.5. Baking Soda - It is a low abrasive and safe stain removal toothpaste. Toothpaste that has a high abrasive is harmful, so baking soda is a good alternative. An anti-acid buffering component in baking soda makes it antibacterial.

4.6. Tray-based - It is attained by wearing a fitted tray that contains carbamide peroxide gel overnight or for two to four hours per day. Teeth whitening occur within three days if proper instructions are followed.

4.7. Laser Teeth Whitening - It is the most expensive method. In this process, the strong bleaching gel is applied to each tooth which is activated by the laser, and heat generated by the laser enhances its effectiveness. It gives quick dramatic results. It provides long-lasting results but may vary depending on the lifestyle of the patient.

Diagnosis of Teeth Whitening Treatment India

Who is not the right candidate for Teeth Whitening?

There are certain circumstances in which teeth whitening treatment may not be successful or in fact have harmful effects.

01. Children under 16 - Teeth whitening is not suitable for children under 16, because the pulp chamber in young teeth is larger than that in adults due to which teeth whitening may cause irritation.

02. Pregnant or Lactating Women - Teeth whitening is not recommended to pregnant women.

03. Allergies and Sensitivities - If you have sensitive teeth and you are allergic to peroxide you are not able to have your teeth whitened.

04. Multiple Restorations - If you have multiple fillings, dental bridges, implants, or crowns, you are not an ideal candidate for teeth whitening because restorations will not respond to whitening and it may result in an uneven appearance.

Symptoms and Risk factors

Teeth Whitening: at Home vs in Office

01. At-home Teeth Whitening - It is usually less costly than in-office whitening. It offers more convenience to the patients by doing it themselves rather than scheduling an appointment with the dentist. At-home whitening products like strips, toothpaste, trays, gels, etc. contain less hydrogen peroxide and can be purchased online or at pharmacies. The results can be achieved by multiple applications of the products for many days.

02. In-office Teeth Whitening - It is performed by specially trained dental professionals for safe and reliable results. Patients get better results as dentists use high concentrated bleaching gels. Results will be visible immediately.

When your dentists do this, they will see you a couple of times and answer your question. At-home whitening products, you are on your own.

Risks or Complications

Two main side effects that often occur with teeth whitening are an increase in sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth. During the early stages of teeth whitening treatment, sensitivity may occur. Tissue irritation occurs because of the ill-fitting of the mouthpiece tray. Both these problems are temporary and disappear within one to three days after the completion of the process. If you experience these problems, you can deal with them by:

01. Wearing tray for a short period

02. Use a toothpaste that is made for sensitive teeth

03. Stop the process for 2-3 days to allow your teeth to adjust to the process

04. Discuss with your dentist about high fluoride products which will help in remineralizing your teeth. Apply the fluoride product on the tray and wear it 4 minutes before the process begins.

Try to maintain the results for a longer time by taking care of the instructions given by your dentist like:

01. After eating or drinking don't forget to brush and flush out mouth with water

02. Drink fluids with a straw that can cause the stain

03. Take special care during the first 48 hours after the treatment

04. Floss to remove biofilms and plaque

05. Visit your dentist regularly

Top Hospitals for Teeth Whitening in India

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Max Super Speciality Hospital Dehradun Dehradun,India

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Burjeel Medical Hospital City Abu Dhabi,UAE

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Manipal Hospital, Mysore Bengaluru,India

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Manipal Hospital, Pune Pune,India

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Manipal Hospital, Malleshwaram Bengaluru,India

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Top Doctors for Teeth Whitening in India

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Dr. Bhumika Madan

Department of Dental

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Dr. Prerna Kaushik

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Dr. Arvind Thakur

Department of Orthopedics & Dental


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Teeth Whitening - Frequently Asked Questions

Brushing right after the dental whitening is never advised. Individuals must wait for a few hours before brushing for the first time after the treatment.

The cost of the treatment depends on different aspects, the condition of the teeth, and the treatment selected. Patients should discuss with their dentist to know about the details of the price.

Laser teeth whitening can last for 6 months or longer but the amount of time it lasts depends on the tooth structure, diet habits, and overall oral health of the patient. At-home whitening trays should be used to extend the effect of whitening.

It is safe for most people. Pregnant women, children under 14, people with increased sensitivity to light, patients with melanoma, or any type of skin cancer are recommended not to take the zoom teeth whitening procedure.

To ensure better results, you should avoid food and drinks that can cause stains like tea, coffee, juices, wines, foods with artificial colour, etc. You should also avoid smoking and tobacco for as long as possible.

Whitening does not change the colour or shade of dental veneers.