White teeth have an important place in daily life in terms of hygiene, self-confidence and aesthetic appearance. However, in addition to physiological reasons; White teeth can become discolored due to internal-external reasons such as smoking, antibiotic use, coffee and tea consumption. These discolorations on the teeth can be whitened with different teeth whitening methods performed in the office and home environment. Teeth whiteness, which is provided with the necessary attention and care, can be long-term.
At-home teeth whitening
For the home-type teeth whitening method, known as home teeth whitening, personalized whitening plaques are prepared by taking measurements from the inside of the mouth. A certain amount of tooth whitening gel is applied to this prepared plate. It is a treatment applied in the form of using the plate for at least 4-6 hours during the day, for an average of 10-15 days, or for 8-10 days during the night's sleep.
Office teeth whitening (Clinical whitening)
This method is also known as “Laser teeth whitening method” and is applied by the physician in the clinic. The application time is shorter than other methods. The whitening gel applied on the teeth by the dentist is activated with the help of UV light or laser and the whitening process takes an average of one hour.
Combined teeth whitening (Home + office whitening)
In this method, teeth whitening is applied together at home and in the office environment. After it is applied in the clinic, the process is supported with home bleaching for 2-3 days.
How many shades does the teeth whitening process open?
In the teeth whitening process, the own color tone of the tooth can be lightened by 2-3 tons.
Treatment Information and Process
The average time that teeth whitening sessions are completed may differ from person to person. The duration of the session can vary between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the patient's oral structure, current condition of the teeth and habits such as smoking. Depending on the patient's condition, another session may be required.
Considerations After Teeth Whitening
Extreme cold or heat should be avoided for the first few days. Products with dark colors such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, chocolate, red wine, cherry, caramel, tomato paste should not be used for at least 3-4 days after the end of the process.