Teeth Whitening

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

  • Excessive smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Excessive consumption of tea and coffee
  • Excessive consumption of soft drinks
  • Incorrect use of antibiotics
  • Deficiency and irregularity in oral and dental care
  • Genetic factors
  • Trauma
  • Abrasions on tooth enamel (clenching, pencil biting habits, age, etc.)
  • Old dentures and fillings

Teeth may lose their natural color and become stained for reasons such as excessive consumption of fluoridated water. Bleaching of discolored teeth is cheaper, more practical and harmless compared to other restorative methods. Bleaching is the process of whitening the discolored structure of the teeth or dark colored teeth in order to give a more aesthetic appearance. Teeth whitening is an ideal solution for a whiter and natural smile if your teeth are healthy.

What are the teeth whitening methods?

Home Bleaching

Personalized whitening plates (a transparent plastic carrier mold) are prepared by measuring the inside of the mouth. A certain amount of whitening gel is applied to this prepared plate. The plate is used for at least 4-8 hours (preferably asleep) during the day. It is a treatment that takes about 10-15 days. Treatment is continued in line with physician recommendations and controls.

Office Bleaching

It is a teeth whitening method applied by the physician in the clinic. An effective whitening can be achieved in a much shorter time, such as an average of 1 hour. Applications may vary depending on the agent used with or without laser.

Combined Type Whitening

It is a teeth whitening method that is applied both in the office and at home. After whitening treatment is performed by the physician in the clinic; It is the process of applying home-type bleaching by the patient at home for 2-3 days. With this method, more effective and longer-lasting whiteness is provided.

In-Channel Whitening

Some teeth that underwent root canal treatment may experience discoloration after a certain period of time. By intervening in a single tooth, a special whitening agent is placed inside the tooth and the tooth is closed by applying a temporary filling. When the desired color is reached, the agent is removed from the tooth and the treatment is finalized by applying permanent restoration. It is a painless procedure. In-Channel Whitening is a definite and permanent solution to the discoloration of single teeth.

What to do After Teeth Whitening?

Avoid dyed foods and beverages that can discolor the teeth. General oral care should be done. In addition, reducing the use of cigarettes will prolong the effect of the whitening process.

Is Teeth Whitening a Harmful and Painful Procedure?

As long as it is done under the control of a dentist and the applied gel does not come into contact with the dentin tissue and gingiva, there is no pain. Bleaching can be applied to all patients after the physician's examination, it is never a harmful procedure. A slight sensitivity of the teeth may be seen during or after the application. It disappears in about 24 hours.

How Long Does the Effect of Teeth Whitening Last?

The effect of teeth whitening usually varies between 6 months and 2 years depending on the use of the patient and the agent applied.

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