Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a procedure performed in dental clinics under the control of dentists. These are clinical applications for the correction of stains and yellowing in the teeth caused by various reasons.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening treatment is the application to eliminate the problems on the yellowing and stained tooth surface. It is a procedure that is applied to make the teeth look more beautiful and aesthetic, and extremely successful results are obtained.

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?

Teeth lose their whiteness due to external factors and aging. The most important reason for the yellowing problem is coffee, tea, cigarettes, and products containing food coloring. This is sometimes caused by drugs used in childhood. Regardless of the cause of stains and yellowing on the teeth, teeth can regain their former whiteness with tooth cleaning methods.

In Which Situations Is Teeth Whitening Operation Performed?

Teeth whitening is applied in cases of internal and external discoloration. Although the reason for both color changes is different, the general applications are the same. The reasons for color change are:

  • Internal discoloration: These are the color changes experienced in the inner parts of the tooth due to loss of function and destruction. Especially drugs used in childhood, infections, and traumas to the tooth cause this problem.
  • External discoloration: It is the staining and yellowing of the outer surface of the tooth due to the use of tea, coffee, and cigarettes consumed in daily life.

While whitening the teeth, the application is made according to the internal and external conditions, and the prices of teeth whitening vary according to the techniques used.

How Is Teeth Whitening Operation Performed?

Two different methods are preferred for teeth whitening applications, namely bleaching and apparatus application. In the bleaching technique, carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is used on the tooth surface. With these applications, especially the internal color change problem is corrected. In apparatus applications, gel substances with tooth whitening effect are applied to the dental apparatus specially prepared for the person and the application is made in this way. There are many teeth whitening products on the market, but none are as effective as clinical applications.

Which Branch Performs the Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth whitening methods are procedures applied directly by dentists in dental clinics.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

 What is tooth discoloration?

Tooth discoloration is a problem that occurs on the tooth surface due to environmental factors and various conditions. It is divided into 3 groups as internal coloration, external coloration, and age-related coloration.

 What is internal and external coloration?

The external discoloration is the staining of the outer enamel of the tooth due to coffee, cola, wine, and similar beverages, and smoking

The internal discoloration is the yellowing and darkening of the inner dentin layer of the tooth. Among the most important causes are excessive fluoride used in childhood and tetracycline antibiotics used during pregnancy.

 Is there an age limit for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening operation is performed for individuals over the age of 18.

 Is teeth whitening permanent?

Under normal conditions, this treatment is permanent, but over time, color changes may occur with the consumption of too much coffee, cigarettes, and wine.

 How long does teeth whitening treatment take?

Teeth whitening may take a few days for some people and a month or two for others. Although it varies from person to person, positive results are usually achieved within 2-3 weeks.

 Is teeth whitening operation harmful?

There is no harm in whitening procedures performed by dentists with the right methods.

I want to have teeth whitening treatment. What should I do? What's the price?

If you want to have teeth whitening, you need to consult a dentist. You can get information about tooth cleaning prices and make an appointment by contacting us.