What Is Teeth Whitening?
Healthy and white teeth have a great importance in terms of aesthetics today. Teeth whitening is the process of removing colored organic and inorganic substances on the surface of teeth with tooth whitening gels. Teeth whitening process is used in case of teeth discoloration due to internal or external causes.
Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?
Structural disorders that occur in childhood, some antibiotics exposed during infancy or while in the womb, food and beverages consumed in daily life (coloring substances such as cigarettes, tea and coffee) and the amount of fluorine in the drinking water may color the teeth.
Food residues accumulated on the teeth, stains due to tea, coffee, cigarette use and brushing habit cause teeth to get colored. Teeth are made ready for teeth whitening process after tartar and plaque cleaning in the clinic.
Gums are isolated and medicine is applied on teeth and blue light used in radious fillings is applied to them to increase the effectiveness of the drug. After repeated sessions, the procedure is terminated when the desired whiteness is obtained.
If the tooth color is close to white and a few shades of bleaching are desired, only laser type or home type whitening may be sufficient. However, if there is a lot of discoloration in the teeth due to cigarettes, coffee or tea, the combined tooth whitening method is more effective. In order to decide on the appropriate tooth whitening method for the person, a doctor's examination is absolutely necessary.
To Whom Can It Be Applied?
A dentist examination should be passed before the whitening process. Those with advanced caries and gum disease in their mouth should undergo the whitening procedure after having the treatment to be applied by their physicians. Apart from this, it is not recommended to apply teeth whitening to people who have not completed their growth and development, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
Teeth whitening treatment does not give the same result for everyone; how much the tooth color is opened may change depending on the structure of the tooth.
How Long Does the Effect of Whitening Last?
The whitening process varies depending on the tooth structure of the person and themselves and remains constant for approximately 6 months - 2 years. Materials that dye teeth should be avoided for at least two weeks after the procedure.
If you have problems with the color of your teeth, you can apply to our clinic to receive teeth whitening treatment, and if your teeth are deemed suitable for whitening as a result of the examination, you can have your treatment done as soon as possible.