The aim of bleaching is to achieve your individual optimum whiteness and to give a natural look to the teeth. How much your teeth can be whitened depends on many factors. A professional cleaning to remove external staining caused by food and tobacco or using whitening toothpaste normally does the trick in most cases. However for more stubborn stains can be removed by bleaching only. A change of just two or three shades can make a noticeable difference in almost anyone's smile. If you are person with dental problems like cavitation etc and has been treated for the same, bleaching is not advisable.

There are a number of tooth whitening options like, laser bleaching, at-home bleaching and whitening products such as toothpastes, strips, pens and mouth rinses. It is important that you consider a dentist and decide the mode of treatment best suitable for you.

This can be done in one or two visits. It is normally tray bleaching and bleaching through the use of lasers.

  • Tray bleaching - Here an impression of the teeth is taken and custom-fit trays are individually made to fit your teeth. It may require several office visits to get the desired level of whitening. The bleaching gel is applied in the tray and then onto the teeth. A custom-fit tray helps to decrease the bleaching gel’s contact with the gum tissue as it leads to sores.

  • Laser bleaching- In laser bleaching, a rubber dam or a protective gel is applied to cover the gum tissue. It is followed by applying a bleaching gel to the teeth for a certain period of time depending on the amount of whitening required. An ultraviolet laser light is used to activate the whitening agent in the bleaching gel. This procedure is periodical and hence several number of appointments will be necessary. Laser-bleaching does enhance the whitening your smile. Whitening kits are also provided to continue whitening at home after the treatment. Laser bleaching is expensive than at home bleaching.