The process of making darkened teeth lighter for various reasons is called teeth whitening.

Substances such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide in the whitening gel react with the hard tissue of the teeth and provide oxidation (whitening, bleaching of the tooth).

Whitening treatment is the type of treatment we prefer in young and adult patients. This application can be applied to healthy mouths, otherwise tooth sensitivity may develop. For this reason, the dentist can perform whitening procedures after removing caries, abrasions and gingival disorders.

It is known that whitening is especially successful in people with yellow-toned teeth. The whitening rate depends on the tone of our teeth before the whitening process and varies from person to person.

Caries must be treated before teeth whitening. This is because the whitening solution can pass through the carious areas and reach the inner parts of the tooth. In this case, the sensitivity rate of the tooth is maximized. Whitening also does not work on roots that do not have enamel. Receding gums cause roots to emerge. The bleaching process does not work for crowns and veneers either.

Who Can Have
teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can be done by every individual (16-18 years old) who has completed tooth development, but the process should be followed by our specialist.

For example, as we have mentioned before, people who have caries in their teeth or who need different treatments should first deal with these treatment procedures and then perform the teeth whitening process.

Permanent teeth whitening will not work on teeth with porcelain veneers.

What Should Be Considered After
teeth whitening?

  • Foods containing dyestuffs should not be consumed for 2-3 days after bleaching.
  • Acidic foods and beverages should be avoided for a few days after the procedure, acidic foods may cause damage to the teeth in this process.
  • The teeth should not be brushed hard for a few days after the teeth whitening process, and if possible, gentle cleaning should be done with an extra soft toothbrush.
  • If whitening toothpaste is to be used as an auxiliary product, it should be used one week after the procedure and once a day. Brushing should be continued with a normal toothpaste at other meals of the day.
  • If there is sensitivity in the teeth, it will be useful to use desensitizing pastes.
  • After the whitening process, fluoride can be applied according to the condition of the teeth.

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