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What Is Teeth Whitening? How Is It Applied?
Whitening is a procedure to lighten the color of teeth and remove stains. Bleaching is one of the popular cosmetic dental procedures due to the fact that it gives the teeth an aesthetic look. In order to get a good result, it is advisable to repeat the whitening procedure at regular intervals.
Contraindications to Teeth Whitening
Teeth with a large pulp structure.Excessively worn and damaged teeth.
Teeth with porcelain crowns.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women.
People with poor oral health.
People with tooth sensitivity.
People who have implants and veneers also can not perform teeth whitening, as this procedure is suitable only for natural teeth.
Whitening can be done to people who have yellowed teeth, discoloration after the use of certain medications, after excessive consumption of coffee, tea and carbonated drinks.
Teeth Whitening Methods
Home bleaching (home bleaching)
Home type teeth whitening is a method of teeth whitening that is applied at home with the materials prepared by the dentist under the control of the dentist. In home teeth whitening, the teeth whitening process of the patient is planned by the dentist. This plan is realized by making personal measurements and analyzes. A personalized plaque is prepared. In order to achieve successful results, the plates should be used regularly for the period specified by the dentist. The most important issue to be considered in home teeth whitening is that the amount of tooth whitening gel should be adjusted well. If not adjusted well, it can damage the gums.
Bleaching in the clinic is carried out within 20 minutes. Depending on the condition of the teeth, 2-3 sessions may be used. Tartar is cleaned prior to the procedure.
Laser teeth whitening (light whitening)
Laser whitening uses a full-arc whitening lamp and a light-activated 35% peroxide gel.
This method is safe, effective and extremely fast. İdeal for those who want to have naturally white teeth. The laser whitening procedure takes about an hour.
What Should You Refrain From After Teeth Whitening?
After teeth whitening, you should use dental care products such as toothpaste recommended by your doctor.
You should also avoid eating fruits and vegetables that stain your teeth for the next 48 hours.
Otherwise, the color of your teeth may change and the desired results will not be achieved.
In addition, very hot and cold foods and drinks should not be consumed for a few days after whitening.