Having white teeth is, of course, everyone's dream. Having clean and white teeth also benefits the person in the social environment regarding hygiene, aesthetics and self-confidence. However, teeth may lose their whiteness over time due to internal and external reasons such as smoking, tea, coffee consumption and antibiotic use. In such cases, teeth whitening processes are applied to ensure that the person has white teeth again.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of the treatments dentists have frequently applied in recent years. Organic or inorganic, coloured substances formed over time in the porous structure on the surface of the tooth enamel are cleaned by tooth whitening gels, and the tooth is given a white appearance.
Why Teeth Lose Their Whiteness
The main reasons for the teeth to lose their whiteness and get a dirty appearance are as follows:
- Structural disorders that occur in childhood when teeth begin to form,
- The effects of some antibiotics in the womb or infancy,
- Consumption of substances that cause damage to teeth, such as cigarettes, tea, coffee and cola,
- Chlorine in drinking water
- Oral and dental health care is careless and irregular,
- The effect of the natural ageing process.
The discoloration of the teeth is divided into two in terms of their causes; internal discoloration and external discoloration.
Internal discoloration cannot be removed by brushing, it penetrates the tooth structure. Structural disorders in childhood and antibiotic use mentioned above are among the causes. Teeth whitening is highly successful in such cases.
External discoloration usually occurs due to consuming foods that cause staining that requires an application after tartar cleaning.
To treat these types of discoloration, which require different treatments, the control of a specialist dentist is necessary.
Teeth Whitening Methods
Which teeth whitening procedures will be applied is a matter that the specialist dentist and the patient should determine together. As a result of the examinations and controls, the most suitable option for the patient is determined, and the teeth whitening process is applied. These options are:
- Home-Type: It is applied at home, under the dentist's control, with appropriate whitening plates specially prepared for the person. It is recommended to use tooth whitening gel on the prepared plate and wear it for at least 4 to 6 hours during the day or the night's sleep. Results are obtained in approximately two weeks.
- Office-Type: This method, which dentists apply in a clinical setting, is also called laser teeth whitening. The dentist's whitening gel applied to the tooth surface is activated by UV light or laser light and applied. It is completed in about 1 hour.
- Combined: It is bleaching at home with the help of plaque for a few days after the bleaching process is applied in the clinical setting. It is a process that is generally used for intense discoloration.
- Single Teeth Whitening: It is usually applied to teeth that have undergone discoloration due to root canal treatment. The filling is removed, and a whitening gel is applied to the tooth cavity. The gap closed with temporary filling is sealed with permanent filling at the end of the process that repeats at regular intervals until the tooth reaches the desired color.
What is Endo Bleach?
Endo Bleach is a ready-to-use professional tooth whitening gel containing 35% hydrogen peroxide and whitening agents that we use in teeth whitening processes that we apply in our clinic. Its full name is Opalescence Endo.
Benefits of Using Endo Bleach
The benefits of using professional teeth whitening gel endo bleach are:
- It can be applied with a syringe without the need for a spatula-like self-mixed paste in clinics. In addition to ease of use, it is more hygienic.
- Since the pastes mixed by the dentist have a soft nature, it can be difficult to seal the cavity. Thanks to its dense nature, the Endo product is easy to apply and suitable for covering with a temporary material.
- While pastes do not always contain the same standard of active ingredients, Endo always has the same active ingredient concentrate. In this way, the gel does not need to be renewed while the process is being applied, and the process is prevented from being split.
Things to Know About Teeth Whitening
Here are some things to know about teeth whitening:
- Teeth whitening does not have the same effect on everyone. It varies from person to person, depending on the tooth's structure.
- Tooth sensitivity may be experienced for a while after the procedure.
- Acquired whiteness may persist between six months and two years. This variability in oral and dental hygiene can be extended with routine and correct oral care.
- Teeth whitening can be applied to all adults over the age of 18.
- Procedures are performed under the dentist's control and do not harm the tooth.