Teeth Whitening

The process of making your teeth whiter by improving discoloration and removing stains is called teeth whitening. The common causes of tooth discoloration are smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking acidic beverages, poor oral hygiene, drinking a lot of coffee or tea, and congenital defects.

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What are the options to whiten teeth, which are brown due to high chlorine in the water?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to make my teeth white. I am brushing my teeth twice a day. But it is not working. My region has high chlorine in water and so I have brown teeth. What is the solution?   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The brown appearance of teeth is not related to stains or plaque. There is actual chipping of enamel showing a brown dentin layer. This condition is referred to as enamel hypoplasia. If anyone in your family has this similar condition, then it is known as amelogenes...  Read Full »

When should we use whitening strips before or after brushing teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure how I should use whitening strips. I recently bought some, but I have looked online, and it says not to use fluoride toothpaste before using it. My dentist recently gave me an extra fluoride toothpaste to use after my regular brushing with regular toothpaste, so is it safe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please be calm. I suggest you to use extra fluoridated paste (5000 ppm) regularly because I think caries incidence is higher. You can avoid regular toothpaste, but I suggest using toothpaste and whitening strips for 2 to 3 months to make teeth resistant. After that, you...  Read Full »

What are the ways to whiten my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hoping you can help answer a teeth whitening question for me. I just finished using Crest 3D white strips 10 pack, and they barely worked. I am supposed to be getting a crown over my top right eye tooth, but I told my dentist that I would like to whiten beforehand so my crown wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query, as a specialist I would like to inform you that whitening strips are not at all effective as the whitening trays. Whitening tray has bleaching action. As you are not getting any positive results even after using 10 strips and also you ...  Read Full »

Will whitening products remineralize translucent teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are very translucent. I do not know the reason. Is there a medical reason for this? I never smoke and rarely drink. Are there supplements that I can take to remineralize them? Would that help?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no way of remineralizing permanent teeth by taking calcium or other medication. If it is too translucent that you are uncomfortable with its appearance then you can have either of the following. Dental laminates or dental veneers - which are a type of ceramic ...  Read Full »

How to remove yellow stains from teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow discoloration on my teeth. The stains persist even after getting my teeth cleaned. The nearby dentist informed that the stains are due to chlorine content in the water. What should I do to remove these stains?  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowish discoloration of the tooth has multiple causes. In your case, as the stains are not going with cleaning and scaling, it can be due to any one of the following. Fluoride in water causing problems during tooth formation. Injury to the tooth during childhood. Any ...  Read Full »

Which toothpaste can be used to whiten teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to change my yellowish teeth to white. So which paste should I use?  Read Full »


Dr. Smitha Yalavarthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, see if the yellow shade is because of the calculus or your teeth shade is yellow. If it is plaque or calculus then you need to go to a dentist and get oral prophylaxis done. If the shade of your enamel is as such then do not bother much because there will be so m...  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 icliniq.com. 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 can I whiten my orange colored tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are orange in color since I was born. What is the treatment to make them white?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. In case, there is any sort of stains, plaque or calculus, you need to visit a periodontist and get oral prophylaxis done with post-bleaching. In case, there is thin enamel and the yellowish discoloration ...  Read Full »

Can I have braces five years after teeth whitening?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask you that, can I have braces because five years back I had teeth whitening due to which I have many cracks in my teeth. So can I put braces or will it worsen it?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to answer your question in two parts. Firstly, I would like to give an honest opinion about your question that is will the braces further create more cracks in your original teeth? So answer is yes if you will go for conventional orthodontic treatment (in which m...  Read Full »

What can be done to whiten yellow teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have teeth of yellowish color. How can I whiten it?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanga Kesavan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to calculus deposit on the tooth surface. Please visit your dentist for scaling and if you get any further deposits even after scaling, you must go for polishing your tooth to get a white surface.  Read Full »

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