It is an oxygenation method used to whiten the discolored teeth for various reasons or to lighten the individual tooth color a few tones.
With the teeth whitening process, which can be done in the office or at home, the teeth are opened by 2-10 tons, a satisfactory whitening and a beautiful smile are obtained.
Although the effect of whitening varies from person to person and according to people’s habits (cigarette, tea, coffee, etc.), it is considered to be 3 years on average.
Some people complain of a slight sensitivity during or after the whitening process. This sensitivity will disappear completely in 1-3 days. The bleaching process is not recommended for those under the age of 16. Since the pulp tissue is very large in children younger than 16 years of age, sensitivity is high.
The whitening process can be supported with toothpastes with whitening properties.
Following your dentist’s recommendations after teeth whitening is a factor that greatly increases your chances of success.
During and 1 week after the application of teeth whitening (especially during the first 24 hours)patients should not take tobacco, coffee, tea, cola, red wine, carbonated – dark colored drinks and foods, should not use colored mouthwash and toothpaste, and should minimize their habits.
According to studies, teeth whitening is extremely effective and safe if done under the supervision of your dentist.
1- External coloration:
These are the discolorations that adhere to the tooth surface from some foods, cigarettes, tea, coffee, etc. It is possible to get rid of these stains by cleaning the calculus and professional brushing afterwards (detertrage).
2- Internal coloration:
These are discolorations that have penetrated into the tooth and cannot be removed by brushing. Years of eating habits are an important factor. Teeth with root canal treatment that have lost their vitality and structural disorders that occur during the formation of teeth are also included in this class. whitening process (bleaching)It works very well in such cases.
1- Clinical practice:
The hydrogen peroxide-containing bleaching agent, which is widely used in clinical whitening, is applied to the outer surfaces of the teeth by the dentist. At the end of the session (average between 40 – 60 minutes)desired color tone is obtained.
Especially in root canal treated teeth that have lost their vitality and darkened over time, clinical application is performed to achieve the same color tone as healthy teeth.
2- Application at home:
The person puts the mouth molds prepared with the measurements taken from him, by putting gel in it. (the active ingredient is mostly carbamide peroxide) wears a few hours a day; does the whitening process at home.
After an average of 3 to 6 days of use, you can get the color you want.
With the home bleaching method, the dark color may not be removed, especially in lifeless 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.
Whitening of discolored teeth (bleaching)Compared to other restorative methods, it is cheaper, practical and harmless.
Bleaching process must be applied under professional control.