Project Description

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a method used to whiten the colour of the teeth that may have been grown pale due to several reasons. This method gets rid of the colouring in the structure of the teeth (in the teeth enamel and dentin structure).

White and healthy teeth are important for a nice smile. Structural disorders that occur in the process of the teeth forming, some antibiotics used as a child or in uterus, the amount of fluorine in the drinking water may cause colouring in the teeth. Besides these, old age, old prosthetics, fillings and crowns may cause the teeth to lose its colour.

The tea, coffee, cigarettes, all drinks that contain food colouring, sour cherry juice, red wine, pomegranate juice that is consumed may cause a darkening in the teeth. Instead of applying porcelain crowns to these teeth, a method also called bleaching is applied, that is a method of permanent whitening, and it can whiten the teeth’s tint to some degree.

There are other ways to whiten the teeth also. First of these is done by the dentists professionally (Office Bleaching), the other is applied in accordance with the advice of your dentists, home bleaching. The procedure of office bleaching is as follows:

Bleach is applied on the teeth by a professional dentist. Afterwards, laser light is applied on the teeth for a while. The laser isn’t the agent that whitens the teeth. It activates the whitening gel and starts the chemical reaction that’s required for the teeth to whiten.

This procedure is done in less than 1 hour and you can see its effects immediately. More than one session may be required to achieve the desired whiteness.

Another method is, the dentists take measurements of the mouth and prepares wearable rubbers. The patient puts medicine in this mould and puts it in at least 6-8 hours a day (preferably during sleep). This treatment is done within 1-4 weeks approximately.

Although both of these methods are effective, it depends on the dentist to decide on which of these two methods are going to be used, according to the needs of the patient.

Teeth whitening can be applied to almost everybody. Although there are some situations where it is not applicable. Our dentists will determine whether it is suitable after a full mouth examination. If your teeth are healthy, whitening is a healthy option for a natural smile. Patients who has decayed teeth or gum disease should get their teeth whitened after their treatments. It isn’t advised for non-adults, in the case of pregnancy and breast-feeding moms.

It is important to protect the gums for the home bleaching procedure. Whitening gels may irritate the gums, so it has to be only applied to teeth. For the home bleaching procedure, patient must wipe the excess gel with a piece of cotton. For the office bleaching, our dentists will use a material to protect your gums.

Home bleaching should be done within the period that the dentist advised and it should be applied regularly, otherwise the patient may not get the desired result. Sensitivity to cold and hot should be looked out for. This sensitivity is seen rarely in the case of whitening, but it should be over in 1 to 3 days. Whitening doesn’t cause a structural change in the teeth.

Although whitening is permanent, excessive cigarette, tea and coffee consumption may cause the tint to go back to what it was. The patient is advised on the dental hygiene. Generally, whitening can be preserved by one session after a few years.

Very little percentage of the patients may feel sensitivity to cold and hot, after the procedure. This is due to light abrasion and cracks in the enamel, and it goes away in a short time. If there are abrasions in the teeth, the sensitivity is relieved by applying fluorine. The patient should use analgesic medicine that has inflammatory effects for the first that especially. You should avoid too cold or too hot in your mouth for the first few days. There are strict dietary restrictions for the patient to comply. Any kind of food that gives colouring is forbidden. First 3 days are especially critical, but it is ideal for the patient to pay attention for the first 10 days.


PROCESS 2 sessions