Teeth whitening

What is bleaching and how is it done?

Bleaching is the process of removing the coloration on the teeth structure (on the tooth enamel and dentin layer). There are currently two different bleaching methods known. The first one is a method that the patient can apply on their own, and the stages are as follows:

Office-type Bleaching

This is bleaching done by a dentist in the clinic, which is performed as follows: - Tooth surfaces are cleaned and protective barriers are applied to gums. - The bleaching medicine is placed on the teeth by a dentist who has experience with this procedure. - White light source is kept on the respective tooth for a period of time. - The result is immediately observed when the procedure is completed.

House-type Bleaching

It is a method that the patient can apply on their own, and the stages are as follows: The dentist takes measurements from the mouth and prepares thin rubber molds that you can place on your teeth. Patient places medication into the special mold prepared for the patient and attaches the mold to the teeth to be whitened for at least 6 to 8 hours per day (preferably during sleep). Treatment is terminated in an average of 1 to 4 weeks.


Teeth that are bleached with different bleaching methods remain white for a few years. But that time varies from person to person. Eating and drinking habits, smoking and brushing habits affect the time teeth stay white.

It should be remembered that bleaching does not always provide the whiteness you want. The whitening rate depends on the tone of your teeth before the bleaching process is applied and varies from person to person. Therefore, you should talk to your dentist about your expectations in advance.

Tooth whitening or bleaching is an area of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry although this is a common practice in general dentistry. Many find a smile made with white teeth very attractive. In general, milk teeth are whiter than adult teeth. As the person ages, the color of their teeth becomes darker with time. This darkening is due to the change in the mineral structure of tooth enamels. Teeth can also be exposed to coloring resulting from bacterial pigments and tobacco use.

As white teeth are associated with youth, they are highly desirable by people who want to look aesthetic. But we have to say that exaggerated whiteness may not be aesthetic in most cases. The natural tone that always fits your face and mouth structure will be more aesthetic.

There may be many reasons for this. The most common ones are: old age, consumption of substances (coffee, tea, coke, cigarette, etc.) that dye teeth, trauma, old prostheses, caps, fillings. Antibiotic (tetracycline) or excessive fluoride consumption during the formation of teeth can also cause coloring of teeth.

This may be due to the structure of the tooth or due to coloring of external factors, antibiotic or fluoride taken during the development age, by age, or due to an impact on the teeth.

Almost everyone! However, there are cases where treatment cannot be effective. Your dentist will determine if the teeth are suitable for this procedure with a complete oral inspection and diagnosis. If your teeth are healthy, it is the ideal solution for whiter and natural smiles.

No! Your teeth can be whitened safely and efficiently in a very short time thanks to the advances in oral health technology.

Yes! According to studies, bleaching of teeth is extremely effective and safe if done under the supervision of your dentist. Teeth and gums are never damaged.

In general, whitening begins in the first application. However, to get the ideal image, it should continue for 10 to 14 days.

All bleaching gels cause sensitivity, more or less. This sensitivity to cold and hot drinks and even the air disturbs the person. This is a normal and expected side effect. It'll end within a few days.

 If the sensitivity does not end within 24-48 hours, it is recommended that the bleaching be stopped. In case of sensitivity, fluoride and dental paste or creams recommended by the dentist will reduce the sensitivity of teeth. Toothpastes with potassium nitrate are also useful to reduce sensitivity.

Teeth will always be whiter than before. However, patients may need reinforcement treatment once or twice a year depending on their habits and oral care.

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