WHITENING

  • WHITENING

Whitening is the process of removing genetic or subsequent internal discoloration on the teeth.

What are the causes of tooth discoloration?

  • Physiological coloration that continues throughout life
  • Coloring after filling (amalgam)
  • Antibiotic use during the development of the teeth, that is, before they erupt
  • Color change from inside the tooth due to root canal treatment
  • Coloring of the surface of the tooth due to the use of coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine and mouthwashes for a long time
  • Discoloration due to bleeding inside the tooth due to the death of living tissue in the tooth as a result of impact (trauma).

Currently, there are 2 types of whitening applied in dentistry.

1. HOME BLEACHING

As the name suggests, it is the whitening method that the patient makes at home with the help of his physician.

How is home bleaching done?

  • Preparing a personalized transparent plaque by the physician with the measurement taken from the patient’s mouth
  • Delivery of clear plates and gels to the patient
  • The patient wears the plaque on which the gel is applied for 1-3 weeks for 6-8 hours a day.

2. OFFICE BLEACHING (Bleaching in the clinic)

It is the application of the bleaching process within 1 hour under the control of a physician in the clinical environment.

  • Is Teeth Whitening the same as stain removal?

The whitening process is a different process from the stain removal process performed during scaling, and it is the process of lightening the colors that have penetrated into the teeth or the congenital color.

  • Is Teeth Whitening Harmful?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure and when done under the control of a physician, it does not cause any harm to the teeth and gums. It can be easily applied to anyone.

  • Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

It is beneficial to avoid excessive consumption of tea, coffee and cigarettes so that a whitened tooth is not exposed to re-coloration.

  • How long will it take for my teeth to whiten?

Teeth whitening varies from person to person. While some teeth whiten in a day or two, it may take a month or two for some teeth to whiten. Average whitening time is 2-3 weeks. The more yellowing the teeth are, the more effective the whitening can be.

Graying caused by the use of antibiotics is more difficult to whiten and it may take a longer time to reach the result.

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