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What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening, also known as bleaching, can be a very effective way to lighten the natural color of your teeth without any cutting or removal from the tooth surfaces.

Professional whitening is the most common and reliable method of teeth whitening.





There can be several reasons for whitening your teeth. Just like our hair and skin color, our tooth color also differs. Very few people have bright white teeth, and as we age, our teeth color is also darker.

In addition, the surface of your teeth can be stained by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, cigarettes, and colored foods.

Tartar can also affect the color of your teeth. Internal discoloration and dark spots of the teeth may occur due to some antibiotics used at a young age and fewer illnesses.



First of all, gum protective gels are placed to protect your gums. Then the tooth whitening product is applied to your teeth and exposed to laser or special lights that will increase its effectiveness.The 'active ingredient' in a teeth whitening product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active substance breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel on the teeth and the tooth color becomes lighter.


It is illegal for anyone other than a dentist to do professional teeth whitening. A professional will discuss with you which treatment is right for you and will develop your treatment plan to give you the result you want.


Teeth whitening can only whiten your current tooth color. Always seek advice from a dentist to avoid disappointment. In some cases, whitening may be insufficient, veneers or crowns may be an option, but it is best to discuss this with your dentist.




How Long Does Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) Take?

First of all,before whitening if you have calculus, they need to be cleaned and teeth will be polytured. Making sure that your gums are healthy and not bleeding will both increase the result and reduce the occurrence of your complaints afterwards. When your mouth is suitable for whitening, your gums will be protected with gel, and the whitening gel will be applied to the tooth surface 2 or 3 times and will be activated by light devices and waited.

Depending on the number of procedures to be repeated, the duration of teeth whitening will be between 45 minutes and 1 hour on average.


Is There Any Pain After Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)?


Some people may experience sensitivity in the teeth during or after treatment. Sometimes there may be discomfort in the gums, itching or white spots on the gums. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days.

If any of these side effects persist, you should visit your dentist.


Things to Consider After Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)


Keeping your teeth white by reducing the amount of food and beverages that can stain your teeth. These include tea, coffee, tomato dishes and red wine. Remember, cutting down on smoking and quitting if possible can help prevent staining and keep your teeth whiter for longer.


Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) Prices


Teeth whitening fees may vary depending on the amount of solution to be applied and the number of sessions to be repeated. In addition, the type of light device such as laser to be used to increase the effectiveness of whitening may also cause a change in the price. Get detailed information from your dentist before starting any treatment.

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