The daily cleaning routine applied to the teeth ensures that we have a healthy mouth and teeth. However, what we eat during the day, our genetic makeup, the drugs used by our mother while in the womb, the products that have coloring properties such as cigarettes and tea we drink, and even the fluoride content in water can cause discoloration in the enamel layer. The problem of coloring of the colored porous enamel layer is eliminated by using whitening gels and applying a series of processes to tooth whitening treatment, which emerged as a solution method against all these situations.
CAN THIS TREATMENT BE APPLIED TO EVERYONE?
Lightening the color of the teeth with the help of whitening agents: This targeting process is a safe bleaching method that can be applied to young and adult patients. If it is done by a specialist physician, it will not harm the teeth. In order to prevent tooth sensitivity from developing during the treatment, the treatment should be applied to healthy mouths. Advanced caries and gum problems detected in the examination should be treated by the physician before the bleaching procedure.
WHAT ARE THE TEETH WHITENING METHODS?
There are two different types of teeth whitening performed under the control of a physician.
HOME TYPE WHITENING
The dentist takes measurements orally and thin silicone molds to be attached to the teeth are prepared.
The person places the bleaching agent into the mold prepared for him and uses it for the time recommended by the dentist according to the degree of coloration on the teeth.
The treatment takes an average of 2 weeks.
OFFICE TYPE WHITENING
The physician applies the whitening agent to the teeth.
With the help of light sources, the agent is activated.
While mild and moderate discolorations are bleached in dental clinics with 1 hour office type method, it is recommended to apply home type bleaching with the office type method in case of severe staining.
After the bleaching procedure, the patient will need to be careful about consuming tea, coffee, cigarettes and colored beverages that will cause discoloration on the teeth. He should also make regular oral hygiene practices. After the treatment, the life of the application can be extended by using whitening pastes in accordance with the physician's recommendation.