Teeth whitening; the color of teeth that have changed color and turned yellow for various reasons; It is a cosmetic solution applied to lighten a few personal tones. The teeth whitening process used in aesthetic dentistry is aimed at preventing tooth discoloration, which is one of the most important problems in aesthetic dentistry.
The natural colors of the teeth become darker with the effect of tea, coffee and smoking over the years. Porcelain etc. to these teeth. Instead of having it done, the bleaching method, also called bleaching, is applied and at the end of this process, the teeth are opened up to eight to ten tons depending on their condition. In the bleaching (tooth whitening) process, the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth are penetrated, and the discoloration in these areas is removed, and the color of the tooth can be whitened to the desired shade.
There are two types of whitening processes:
1- Office Bleaching (Teeth Whitening in the Clinic)
2- Home Bleaching
This whitening method; It is applied in the clinic by the dentist. A beam that accelerates the whitening is applied on the whitening material applied to the tooth. The whitening gels used generally contain carbon dioxide peroxide.
You can do the whitening process at home by wearing the records prepared with the measurements taken from you for a few hours a day. You put the amount of bleaching gel recommended by your doctor on the part of the plaque that will coincide with the front of your teeth, and place the plaque in your mouth. After an average of 3 to 6 days of use, you can get the color you want. With the bleaching method made at home, the dark color may not be removed, especially on the teeth that have undergone root canal treatment. Or results may not be obtained for the stains we call tetracycline stains. Because the concentration of the bleaching gel is kept low so as not to damage your teeth or gums. The active ingredient of the bleaching gel used in home bleaching is 10% -16-22% carbomid peroxide (CH4N2O2). Carbomid peroxide is in the form of white crystals. When water comes in contact with these white crystals, the bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide is released. Hydrogen peroxide is also the substance that makes the teeth bleaching process.