What is teeth whitening?
Our genes determine our tooth color, just like our skin color, hair color or eye color. As some of us have naturally yellower teeth, some of us may also experience yellowing in teeth color over time due to cigarette, tea, coffee or wear on the teeth. In such cases, the process we apply to make our tooth color whiter is called bleaching. The whitening process is done in the dentist’s chair, it takes an average of 60 minutes. During the process, a special whitening gel is applied on the teeth and this gel is activated with a blue laser. It is very valuable to isolate the relevant area very well and to wear laser protective glasses to the patient during the process.
Is there any harm in teeth whitening?
During the teeth whitening process, there is no random abrasion from your natural teeth. The applied whitening gel only whitens the yellow pigments inside the teeth. It is a completely harmless and tissue-friendly process.
Can anyone have teeth whitening?
It can be applied to every individual over the age of 18 who has completed the development of the teeth whitening process.
How long does the teeth whitening process last?
The first 2 weeks are very valuable for the whitening obtained after the procedure to be permanent. During this period, cigarettes, coffee, large amounts of tea and foods containing dyes should be strictly avoided in order to show the full effect of the process. The teeth whitening process can last up to 3 years if the instructions are followed properly.
What should be considered after teeth whitening?
The feature after the whitening process is very valuable in the first week. In this period, which we call the settling process of tooth color, it is very valuable to stay away from tobacco artifacts such as cigarettes, hookahs, pipes, coloring drinks such as tea and Turkish coffee, chocolate and foods containing dyes. After the process, a tooth sensitivity observed during cold contact may be encountered. This sensitivity can be seen in 10% of the bleaching processes and disappears ex officio within 6-12 hours after the process.