What are the benefits of enzyme based whitening toothpaste?

What are the benefits of enzyme based whitening toothpaste?

Enzyme based whitening toothpastes remove plaque and stains gently and safely without causing any undesired effects like harsh abrasion to the teeth, tooth sensitivity or sore gums. They lighten surface stains like coffee, tea, tobacco, wine, food colouring agents etc thereby restoring teeth to their natural whiteness.

How does conventional whitening toothpaste work?

The primary stain removal ingredient in conventional whitening tooth paste is either silica abrasive agent or bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Studies have shown that these abrasive/bleaching agents can cause some amount of tooth wear that result in tooth sensitivity. Continuous application or excessive use of bleaching agents also results in sore gums, which relieves only after discontinuation of the bleaching agent.

What treatment options are available to whiten teeth?

Tooth colour can be improved by a number of methods depending on the cause of discoloration.

  • Using whitening toothpastes
  • Professional cleaning
  • Bonding
  • Bleaching
  • Placement of crowns and veneers

What causes tooth discoloration?

1) Extrinsic stains: Extrinsic stains are mainly caused by the daily intake of foods and beverages such as coffee, tea or the use of tobacco products, etc. These substances tend to adhere to the enamel and thereby discolor and reduce the brightness of the teeth.

2) Intrinsic stains: Intrinsic stains are caused by excessive intake of fluoride, certain drugs like tetracycline or due to dental pulp necrosis or developmental abnormalities. With time and age, the teeth accumulate more stains and tartar, causing them to look dull and discolored. In addition, as people grow older, the enamel that protects the teeth gets eroded, revealing the underlying deeper yellow color of dentin.

What is tooth discoloration?

Tooth discoloration is a cosmetic problem that occurs when the enamel (the outer surface of the tooth) or the dentine (the layer below the enamel) is discolored or stained. Stains adhere to the pellicle – an invisible, thin protein layer covering the tooth enamel. Unsightly tooth stains can cause great embarrassment and keep people from smiling.

I’m grand mom of 50 children – why we have listed it first?

Meet Mrs Sabina Solomon. In 1998 she lost her husband. Her husband’s family was managing and running an orphanage at the time. With 3 young kids of her own to look after, the orphanage became an additional responsibility on her shoulders. However, she reconciled to the enormity of the situation in front of her and took charge. In 2007, she called the home Angels Orphanage and has had 50 children every year that can call this place home. Over the years, many of them have grown up, got jobs, got married, and a couple of them have even come back to help or work at Angels.

“Children as young as 2 months are brought to us.”

Over the years Mrs Solomon has seen many cases and every imaginable type of domestic background that necessitates a child brought into an orphanage. She says that she has seen children as young as 2 months that have come to her. Sometimes mothers themselves bring their children as their home situation made it difficult to bring up a child due to alcoholism or violence. Sometimes kids are brought in by the local area councillor. But irrespective of the circumstance, they are all welcomed. And they all stay until they finish their education.

“I am confident about having made the right decision.”

Angels Orphanage is like a large family. It is centrally located, and their children are enrolled in the schools nearby. Once back ‘home’ at Angels, they are all encouraged to do their own work and cleaning up. And even though they have staff – who live on the premises – to help, all the children are welcome to pitch in, even with the cooking. The centre has 2 dorms, a kitchen, 2 large common areas, toilets and bathrooms, washing areas, and open spaces in the front and back to play. At the end of the day the kids have a home, they have space and they look happy. This gives Mrs Solomon the confidence that she has made the right decision.

“Now it looks like a bungalow. I am thankful for something good when it happens.”

The Orphanage is largely dependent on donations to keep going. They recently inaugurated a new dining hall and kitchen thanks to the drive of some students from Vidyashilp Academy, with the Support of Group Pharma. The dining hall is large, airy and has become a place for everyone to hang out, even while not eating. It has become a talking point for the kids at their respective schools and this feeling of pride ensures that they also contribute to its upkeep. Donor initiatives such as these are what keep the place going. Today, through word of mouth they are able to get toys, sports equipment, clothes and even regular volunteers to coach the kids with their studies. And while Mrs Solomon would like to do more, such as plant more trees on the land and get some transport to ferry the kids around, she is aware and thankful for the goodwill amongst the community.

Angels Orphanage, No 13, Anath Ashram Compound, Opp St.Xaviers High School, Old Cemetery Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051 Phone: 080 6534 8406

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