Nowadays, it is a cosmetic procedure that comes with people’s desire to have whiter and cleaner teeth.
As an application, it is in 2 ways:
- In the Office – Teeth Whitening in the Clinic
- Teeth Whitening at Home
Is there Pain during Teeth Whitening?
- Anesthesia is not applied during the teeth whitening process and no injections are given. Because the process is applied to tooth enamel since this process is only applied to the top layer of teeth, pain, and ache are not felt.
- The only problem with whitening is that our patient’s mouth remains open for a long time. (at least 1 hour). Apart from this, our patient may be sensitive to cold and hot food and drinks. If this problem continues, you must inform your dentist. After fluorination (intervention with fluorine) that the dentist will apply, this sensitivity disappears completely.
- Teeth whitening does not cause any pain or ache to our patients.
For how long Is Teeth Whitening Effective?
If we have applied teeth whitening to one of our patients, our patient needs to pay close attention to his teeth in later life. You should avoid all things that have already caused you to whiten your teeth. You can choose white wine over red wine. Apricot juice may be preferred instead of cherry juice. Apart from these, you must necessarily reduce your tea and coffee habit. Or you should brush your teeth right after. Obviously, even when we pour coffee or tea into the sink, it is not cleaned without pouring water on it. Since our teeth are more sensitive than the sink, many people don’t brush their teeth or rinse their mouth with water after drinking coffee, that is why coloration begins in our teeth over time.
Apart from these, regular oral care is very important, we must brush our teeth at least 2 times for 3 minutes in the morning and evening.
Patients must pay attention to their teeth after whitening, whiteness takes 2 or 2.5 years to disappear.
Who Can Whiten Their Teeth?
There is no age limit in this process. Of course, it can be applied after the age of 12. However, if our patient has not yet completed most of the dental development, it does not make much sense to whiten teeth.
- If as many patients as possible want to change the color of their teeth and are psychologically disturbed, because this is an aesthetic requirement, it is never something to do with the health of the patient. No one (dentists) necessarily argues that teeth should be whitened.
- Although some patients have white teeth, that whiteness can make patients think it’s like yellow, and that’s why everyone is free to whiten their teeth.
- However, whitening cannot be applied for patients whose tooth enamel is damaged, grinding teeth, dentins are exposed.
- However, we can apply teeth whitening to all our patients who have intact tooth enamel.
Can Teeth Whitening Be Applied in All Kinds of Colorings?
Teeth whitening is a very successful procedure, especially in yellow colorations.
But teeth can take yellow, as well as gray and purple, and such colors are different and more difficult to treat than yellow coloring.
Gray colorations can occur as a result of root canal treatment, and in fact, treatment in these colorations is quite easy as it will be applied only to 1-2 teeth. However, if there is a grayness or bruise throughout the teeth, the treatment process becomes difficult and the treatment process is prolonged accordingly.
Who should do teeth whitening?
If you are considering teeth whitening, you should definitely consult a dentist.
Whitening agents available on the market and purchased by patients themselves, sold in pharmacies, and whitening agents used by dentists are effective only in enamel. (enamel; is the top layer that surrounds the teeth.)
If you apply a whitening agent to the layer under the enamel, called dentin, which is very close to the nerves and sensitive, you may experience very serious problems.
This layer can appear when the patient’s tooth is eroded, that is, the patient may not have enamel in his or her tooth. Patients may not recognize the structure of enamel and dentin, and very serious problems may arise when they apply the whitening agents they receive from pharmacies. In the same way, although this application is performed by a doctor, serious health problems may occur. The treatment process for patients with such problems can go as far as canal treatment.
If the teeth have colored, the patient cannot remove scratch it without self-harm. Patients can only eliminate the risk of coloring;
- Brushing your teeth very nicely,
- By not using caffeinated drinks,
- By not using tobacco products such as cigarettes,
- You can have healthy and white teeth by avoiding the solutions found in drinking water such as excess chlorine, fluorine, etc.
After coloration occurs, treatment should only be started under the supervision of a professional.
How to Whiten Teeth? How do teeth Whiten? How to whiten your teeth at home?
If you want to whiten your teeth, you should definitely consult a specialist. When the correct whitening method is selected, the process of whitening will not harm the teeth.
2 methods are applied for teeth whitening;
- Teeth whitening at home
- Teeth whitening in the clinic.
The whitening process performed by the dentist gives instant results. It should be repeated within 1 week. Teeth whitening applications performed at home give results within 2 weeks.
In-home whitening, our patient comes to our practice, a suitable measurement is taken for our patient’s teeth and the dentist makes a sheath according to those dimensions. Every night before going to bed our patient takes the drug and places it in his teeth. And keeps in his or her teeth for a week until he sleeps.
During whitening, the patient remains open-mouthed for an average of 2 hours. Again, a gel is applied to his teeth, a separate gel is applied to protect his gums. The radiated or non-radiated treatment process is applied and results are obtained in an average of 1 hour.