What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the process of randomly whitening the tooth surface without thinning it. It is a highly effective method. This cannot make a complete color change; but it is aimed to lighten the current tone.
Why do teeth turn yellow?
Everybody different; They have hair and skin color. Few people have bright white teeth.
Teeth may become discolored by foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, cola that may cause stains on the surface. Smoking may also cause stains on the teeth.
In addition, tartar can affect the color of your teeth. In some people, the use of antibiotics can cause stains on the teeth.
In what ways can teeth be whitened?
Professional bleaching is the most common form of teeth whitening. There are two forms of teeth whitening process. The first is Office bleaching (whitening in the office), the second is home bleaching (home bleaching) if you are suitable for treatment (after being examined by a dentist), firstly, the dentist applies a gingival guard to protect the gingiva. whitening gel is applied on it.
The ‘active ingredient’ of the whitening gel is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Sessions of approximately 20-30 minutes are applied. These sessions are repeated 2-3 times. During the home bleaching process, a whitening plate is applied to the patient and asked to use it in the residence. The patient applies it 3-4 hours a day for 1 week.
How long does this take?
In the office bleaching process, the total treatment usually takes 2-3 sessions. When the patient comes to the clinic, we can get the desired result even during the day. In this process, the patient gets the desired result within 1 week as a result of 3-4 hours of application per day.
How long do teeth stay white?
The effect of whitening can last up to three years. However, this will be different from person to person. For example, drinking a lot of cigarettes, tea, coffee shortens the duration of this whiteness.
What are the side effects?
In some people, teeth may be sensitive during or after treatment. And white patches can be seen on the gingiva above the gingival border. These symptoms are mostly temporary and disappear a few days after treatment ends.
Do whitening dispastes have a whitening effect?
There are many whitening dispastes on the market. However, they do not have the effect of whitening the teeth directly. Besides, they are suitable artifacts in terms of preserving the continuity of whiteness after the teeth whitening process.
Do teeth with root canal treatment turn white?
Whitening in teeth with root canal treatment. As a result of root canal treatment, tooth whitening occurs with whitening spies to be applied inside the tooth.
How are teeth protected after the whitening process?
We can help maintain the whiteness of teeth by avoiding foods that can stain the teeth.
We recommend the following tips for dental care:
– Brushing teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
– reduce consumption of sugary foods and beverages
– to go to a regular dental check-up..