Teeth Whitening (Bleaching); Teeth whitening; It is the process of removing the colored, organic and inorganic substances formed with porous enamel on the surface of the teeth with tooth whitening gels.
Why is tooth whitening needed?
In modern societies, people attach great importance to the appearance of their teeth. Teeth shape and color disorders can cause psychological disturbances. Thanks to the development of aesthetic and restorative materials in dentistry, many color, shape and position disturbances can be easily solved. The bleaching of bleached teeth among them is more economical, easier and effortless compared to other restorative methods.
There are two kinds of coloration in the teeth: Inner Coloration: Stains that penetrate into the tooth and cannot be removed by brushing. The structural defects that occur during the formation of the teeth (depending on drugs or due to excess fluorine intake) enters this class. Whitening is very successful in most of these cases. Outer Coloration: The tooth surface is colored by sticking on some foods like cigarette, tea, coffee and cola. Mostly, it is possible to get rid of these stains after cleaning the teeth.Different colorations require different treatments. Therefore, it is best for your dentist to decide what type of treatment should be done.
What are the methods of tooth whitening?
Whitening is applied in two ways:
Power Blaeching performed within an hour in an office environment; It is the fastest, reliable and effective whitening system consisting of whitening gel and light, which can open the tooth color 3-4 tons in a short time. Home whitening (Home Bleaching); It is a whitening process by placing gels into personalized plastic mouthpieces. On average 5-7 days desired whitening is provided. 4 to 8 hours a day is required (depending on color and gel)
Can anyone whiten teeth?
Anyone can bleach, but a dentist should be examined before whitening. Those with advanced bruises and advanced gum disease should apply the bleaching procedure after having their treatment done. Apart from this, it is not recommended for those who have not completed their growth and development. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should also be careful.
Is teeth whitening safe or does it damage the teeth?
Researches and microscopic studies; 10 percent showed no harm in the use of bleaching solution. There is not a single research showing that structural changes and permanent damage have occurred. Medications of different concentrations can also be used, but your doctor will decide how and how to use them.
Teeth are the same with all white people? Not everyone has the same proportion; The color of the tooth depends on the structure of the tooth. What are the side effects of tooth whitening? All whitening gels cause less sensitivity. This sensitivity to cold-hot beverages and even air is uncomfortable. This is a normal and expected side effect. If the sensitivity does not exceed 24-48 hours, we recommend that you stop using the whitener. In case of sensitivity, your dentist will apply the fluoride and the toothpaste or creams that he recommends to you. To reduce sensitivity, toothpastes containing potassium nitrate also work.
How long does the bleaching effect last?
The result of the bleaching process depends on the tooth structure of the person and remains constant between about 6 months and 2 years. Of course, this time depends on the person himself. Materials should be avoided at least two weeks during and after bleaching.