Teeth Bleaching

The color of the teeth may get dark due to reasons such as some foods and beverages (tea, coffee, cherry juice, meals with excessive tomato paste, caramel, etc.) beside smoking, aging, genetics, some antibiotics and the amount of fluoride in drinking water. With teeth bleaching, the main color of the teeth is lightened by a few hues.

It can be performed to almost everyone. However, it is not recommended for people who have not completed their growth. It should be done carefully with pregnant women and nursing mothers. However, as a precaution, it would be better to delay this process after the post-breastfeeding period. If the person has a condition such as caries, gums problems, tooth enamel cracks, they should be treated first before teeth bleaching can be performed.

Teeth and gums see no damage by the tooth bleaching process. Depending on how the person can be careful and attentive after bleaching, the permanence period lasts between 1-3 years.

There are two techniques used in teeth bleaching. In some cases, both methods can be used together. In the technique performed by the physician in the clinic (office technique); bleaching medicine is performed to the tooth. Then, laser light is kept on the relevant teeth for a certain period of time. It takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. It is performed in one or several sessions depending on the situation.

The second technique is the technique performed by the person at home (home technique). Special plaques are prepared for the teeth by taking measurements from the patient’s mouth. The patient performs the procedure by placing a bleach solution into these plates at home. Bleaching gels can irritate the gums. For this reason, one should be careful and not overflow the gums. It should be applied 4-6 hours a day. For this reason, sleep hours are generally preferred. The treatment takes an average of 1-4 weeks.

After both techniques, tea, coffee, cola, cherry juice, red wine, etc. Besides smoking should be avoided with colored drinks and foods (such as meals with a lot of tomato paste). Care should be taken to clean teeth and teeth should be brushed regularly at least twice a day. The toothbrush should be changed at least every 3 months. It should be kept in mind that the teeth are more prone to coloring during this period. A more or less temporary tooth sensitivity may occur. Extreme cold or heat should be avoided for the first few days. On the first day, the patient is recommended to use painkillers.

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