Dental Bleaching

Dental bleaching or tooth bleaching is used to treat discoloration in the tooth caused due to intrinsic and extrinsic stains. It lightens the color of the tooth. Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are the common bleaching agents used. Dental bleaching can cause some side effects, such as tooth sensitivity and damage to the nerves supplying the tooth.

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Can bleaching of tooth cause gum bleeding and pain?

Query: I got my teeth bleached and have had pain in my gums and teeth for a long time now. The gums were bleached and they were bleeding for a while. It feels like my gum or teeth ( bottom 4 ) are throbbing all day.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: hello such pain happens only when then the bleaching agent i.e. concentrated hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals come in direct contact with soft tissues. it shoudl resolve usually in 24 hours to 48 hours. use warm salt water gargle twice a day. apply an oral anaesthetic gel all over the gums to ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in root canal treated tooth after a bleaching session?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal on my front tooth about seven years ago, it had to be redone about a month ago. Yesterday, I had an appointment for internal bleaching. The procedure did not hurt at all. But today, I have a feeling of pressure in the tooth that even goes up to the bridge of the nose...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohit Jain


Answer: Hello, Welcome to To begin with, it is true that once a root canal procedure is performed on a tooth, it loses its vitality and no longer has nerve supply. However, after internal bleaching sometimes patients do tend to experience pain in other teeth which subsides spontaneously in 4...  Read Full »

Why are my teeth turning brownish even after using Hexidine mouthwash?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my teeth. I started using Hexidine mouthwash last month for whitening of teeth, but it is not helping me, and soon my teeth are becoming brownish at some places. What should I do to clean it?  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Using Chlorhexidine mouthwash for more than 15 days in continuation causes brownish discoloration, that is the reason your teeth are becoming brownish. Now that you have developed chlorhexidine discoloration, I do not think scaling will be of any use. Instead, I would s...  Read Full »

How to remove yellowness from teeth?

Query: Hello, My teeth are very yellow. How can I remove yellowness from teeth and make them white at home? If I go and do the cleaning with a dentist, how much would it cost?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yellow teeth can be of different types. If teeth are slightly yellowish with plaque, you can make them clean and white just by brushing properly twice a day with light hand pressure.  Avoid abrasive brushing as they can cause the white outer layer of teeth to shed off and...  Read Full »

What causes white spots to appear on teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two small white spots on the lower portion of my front tooth. Can it be removed by microabrasion? Is the procedure worth? Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Shwetha Hegde


Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are several reasons for the white spots on your teeth. Usually, white spots appear when the mineral content in the outer part of the teeth (enamel) is less. White spots could also occur due to high fluoride level in the drinking water or nutritional deficiency du...  Read Full »

My Teeth Are Yellow.Is Scaling Only A Temporary Process To Clean The Teeth?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth...  Read Full »

Dr. Subha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ...  Read Full »

How to clean my stained teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, My teeth have become yellow. I also have stains on my teeth. I am trying to reduce the stains by cleaning the teeth. What can be done? Do you recommend any toothpaste or whitener?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Consult a dentist and get a dental scaling (oral prophylaxis) done. It will clear your calculus or stains. Also, get dental bleaching done by a dentist, which will make your teeth to look white and shiny. You can also use toothpaste with ingredients Sodium monofluoropho...  Read Full »

I want to know about gum bleaching for esthetic purposes. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a question about gum bleaching. I was just wondering the price range of undergoing this process. My gums cause me no harm whatsoever, by the way, just appearance purposes.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are talking about gum bleaching but I feel it is tooth bleaching and you have a problem with the esthetics of teeth. There can be several reasons for esthetics which are mainly due to discoloration due to stains from tea, drinks and syrups, drugs as used in asthm...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get white teeth without resorting to veneers?

Query: Hey doctor, I have always wanted white teeth. My parents had told me when I was a baby my teeth rotted as a result of the milk bottle getting left in my mouth. Fast forward to all the way now. Nothing has worked. I went to a dentist for an evaluation. And he gave me teeth whitening tray to take hom...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like you to know that baby teeth are always pearl white in color and that is the reason they are called milk teeth. The permanent teeth which you have now are always slight yellowish to greyish in color by nature. I saw the picture you have attached (a...  Read Full »

How long will it take for roughness to go after teeth whitening?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a teeth whitening at the dentist office which was done with a light and some paste put on my teeth. The light was on for 10 minutes and then new paste was added. This was done three times. The Dentist then confirmed that the process was successful and the teeth became 3 to 4 shade...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to This roughness will go eventually. In some people, it goes in a week or in two depending upon the tooth quality. Do not worry, just make sure you maintain your oral hygiene properly. And if it does not go, well, then I would suggest you visit your dentist once again ...  Read Full »

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