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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or bleaching is a dental procedure performed to whiten the color of the teeth and give people a brighter smile. Whitening, which is also done within the scope of smile design and Hollywood smile, is done professionally. It can be applied directly in the clinic, or it can be done by the patient himself at home under the control of the dentist.


Professional bleaching should not be considered in the same category as homemade natural methods. Recipes prepared at home are also likely to give useful results, however, the degree of effectiveness and duration of action is lower compared to bleaching.


Teeth Whitening: Purpose and Advantages


Teeth whitening basically helps people achieve an aesthetic smile. It corrects tooth discoloration and makes teeth appear whiter. When the process is completed, tooth stains are cleaned and yellowing is removed. In addition, as a result of the examination performed before the whitening procedure, it may be necessary to apply procedures such as caries treatment, tartar removal treatment, gingivitis treatment, and root canal treatment.


Why do Teeth get Discolored or Darken?


Questions like "why do teeth change color" or " why are brown spots appearing between teeth" refer to the common curiosity of many people. The underlying factors for problems such as yellowing of the teeth and changing the color of the teeth differ:


  • Foods containing colorants,
  • Calcium deficiency,
  • Secretion of saliva
  • Beverages such as red wine, coffee, and tea,
  • Aging,
  • Hereditary factors,
  • Lack of oral hygiene,


These are just a few of the factors that cause teeth to change color.


Teeth Whitening Techniques


Teeth whitening offers a wide range of applications. Teeth whitening with natural methods at home, teeth whitening with whitening products and professional teeth whitening are your options. Whitening techniques made with foods such as lemon, soda, and baking soda at home are very popular. Such wellness methods can be functional to a certain extent, but people, especially those with intense tooth discoloration, cannot achieve the desired result.


Teeth whitening kits, whitening kinds of toothpaste, whitening gels, etc. are also frequently used cosmetic products. Their efficiency level is not very high either. Another method is tooth bleaching treatment, which is subject to the field of dentistry.


Professional Teeth Whitening Methods


The purpose of dental treatment is to restore the original color and whiten teeth that have changed color over time. Deep tooth cleaning and removal of tooth surface stains and bleaching can be done. It is important that the procedures are carried out without damaging the tooth enamel and without forcing the gums. Therefore, choosing a successful and experienced dentist is extremely important.


There are basically 2 answers to the question of how to whiten teeth:


  • At-Home Bleaching,
  • In-Office Bleaching


These two procedures are different from each other. In addition, At-Home Bleaching is different from the classical methods applied at home. Because it is done under the supervision of a doctor, special techniques come into play in the process and it promises a whiter tooth design with its results.


  • At-Home Bleaching


Home Type Teeth Whitening: It is applied at home under the control of a dentist. First, a dental examination is performed. The patient's dental measurements are taken and a mold is designed. The whitening gel is poured into this dental mold plate. The amount of gel and active ingredients is determined by the dentist. The dental appliance stays in the mouth at certain times of the day, for a certain period of time.


The patient is asked to keep the appliance in his mouth for an average of 5-7 hours. How long this procedure will take depends on the degree of tooth discoloration.


  • In-Office Bleaching

It is done by the dentist himself in the dental clinic. After the dental examination, first, a protective gel and then a whitening component is applied to the teeth. Laser or LED light is applied to the relevant area. Thanks to this light technology, teeth become whiter in a shorter time.

Light therapy ends in half an hour to 1 hour. The whitening process is completed in 2-3 sessions. It is possible to lighten the tooth color between 3 and 4 tones.


  • Teeth Whitening Aftercare Tips

Professional whitening is a painless, complication-free technique. Therefore, a problem that will force daily life is not experienced. There may be sensitivity around the teeth and gums. This is perfectly normal and will pass in a few days. The gel applied to the gum may cause irritation in the relevant area, which does not seriously disturb the patient. If the sensation in the soft tissues bothers the patient, the dentist may prescribe a special solution.


The following should be considered after teeth whitening:


  • You should brush your teeth regularly.
  • You should also do oral care while teeth whitening sessions continue.
  • You must choose the right toothbrush.
  • In addition to toothpaste, you should also use mouthwash and dental floss.


Osis teeth whitening treatment promises a comfortable process. You can be treated in a hygienic clinic and in safe hands. You will feel more confident and happier with the advantage of having whiter teeth in a short time. From learning about the bleaching procedure to getting information about tooth cleaning prices, you can contact us to get answers to all your questions.

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