teeth Whitening

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Professional teeth whitening is an effective solution to the yellowing problem of teeth. Tooth color varies from person to person. It is observed that it darkens over time. The main reason for this is not paying attention to oral care. Yellowing of the teeth creates an aesthetically bad appearance. It damages one’s self-confidence.

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

Stains on the tooth surface, structural defects or drugs used during infancy may cause yellowing of the teeth. The tissues inside the teeth that have lost their vitality can cause darkening by staining the tooth from the inside.

How To Whiten Teeth?

Although there are various kinds of toothpaste, mixtures, whitening pens and strips recommended for this, it is essential to get help from a specialist for teeth whitening treatment. Otherwise, irreversible damage may occur.

First of all, the teeth are cleaned of stains by professional dental cleaning techniques. In this way, it regains its original color. However, if it still has a yellowed appearance, teeth whitening treatment is applied.

Teeth whitening can be performed on healthy teeth, as well as on teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.

How Is Professional Teeth Whitening Process Done?

After cleaning the tooth surface and revealing the color of the teeth, one of the clinical or home-type teeth whitening methods is preferred. Or both are applied together.

Home Type Teeth Whitening (Home Bleaching)

  • A thin, soft and transparent plate is prepared according to these measurements by taking measurements from the mouth.
  • Whitening gel in a syringe is squeezed into the plaque. (10-15% carbamide peroxide is used.)
  • One should practice this for 4-6 hours every day for 10-15 days. After 7 days of use, it will be seen that the tooth tissue begins to whiten. It is mostly recommended to be used at bedtime.
  • The gel should be used as directed by the dentist. If it is applied too much, it will overflow the plaque and damage the gums. In this case, it is necessary to wash the gums and apply a cream containing vitamin E to the surface.
  • If more or less whitening is desired, it is possible to extend or shorten the treatment period.

Office Type Teeth Bleaching

It is a form of treatment in which high-concentration whitening agents are applied to the tooth surface. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes-1 hour.

The applied chemical agent may damage the soft tissues and gums. For this reason, the dentist should completely isolate the teeth from the lip, cheek and gingival tissues (barrier application).

After the chemicals are applied, it is waited for a while. The bleaching agent is activated using UV rays or laser. This method is called laser teeth whitening.

teeth whitening application It can also be done in a combination of these two methods.

In order for the teeth whitening treatment to maintain its permanence, it should be repeated every 6-12 months.

Internal Teeth Whitening (Single Teeth Whitening)

Teeth that change color after root canal treatment are whitened with this method. During the procedure, the filling in the tooth is removed and the cavity whitening gel is applied. The tooth is then tightly closed using a temporary filling.

The sessions are repeated at regular intervals until the desired color is reached. If the canal filling is well isolated, there is no harm in this treatment.

Does Teeth Whitening Harm Teeth?

No, teeth bleaching There is no permanent damage to the teeth through this process. The teeth whitening process applied by a specialist in the field is safe.

However, it is possible to mention that there is sensitivity among the side effects of teeth whitening.

If your dental tissue is extremely permeable, you may notice that your teeth and gums become sensitive. However, this will pass by itself. In these people, teeth whitening should be done for a shorter period of time and in more sessions.

Also, your doctor may recommend a desensitising gel and toothpaste accordingly.

Considerations After Teeth Whitening

  • In the first few weeks do not drink cherry juice, or red wine, and do not smoke cigarettes,
  • Avoid products that can change the color of the teeth, such as coffee and tea. (Always pay attention to this. Otherwise, it may not take long for your teeth to return to their previous color.)
  • Avoid mouthwashes, except for the advice of your doctor. Remember that at the beginning of the healing process, your teeth may be more easily damaged by external factors.
  • Take care of your dental care, and apply it without interruption.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste. Brush your teeth regularly.
  • For the first 6 months after teeth whitening, no other chemical treatment should be applied to the teeth.
  • Do not consume foods that will cause acidity in the teeth.
  • Toothpaste etc. Do not use whitening products.
  • Do not consume very cold or very hot things. You may experience sensitivity in your teeth and this can cause you discomfort.
  • If you are doing teeth whitening at home, follow your doctor’s instructions. Continue your treatment for the time you have been told.
  • If sensitivity develops in the teeth after teeth whitening, flour application will be made by your doctor. This process needs to be reapplied every 2-3 weeks.
  • Teeth whitening effect lasts for 6 months to 1 year. But keep in mind that this does not have a 100% permanent effect. Repeat this process regularly to preserve your tooth color.

Professional Teeth Whitening Prices

Pricing is determined by the degree of coloration and the nature of the material used. The minimum wage tariff determined by the Chamber of Dentists is also effective in determining the prices. The number of sessions will also affect the price. It can be said that home-type teeth whitening is more affordable than office-type teeth whitening. Contact us for more information.