For some people, the appearance is very important. They want their hair, eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, lips, posture, and smile to look beautiful. Especially the mouth area is important. In face-to-face communication or photographs, one’s smile, that’s the teeth, draws attention. Everyone wants to have healthy and white looking teeth. Therefore, many different applications on dental aesthetics have been on the agenda in recent years. Teeth whitening is also one of the most demanding applications.
So why do the teeth color change?
There are 2 different reasons for tooth coloring, internal and external. When it comes to internal causes, structural disorders, antibiotic drugs used in the womb or in childhood come to mind. When external reasons are mentioned, factors such as tea, coffee and cigarettes come to mind.
Dental bleaching, which is tried to be done with baking soda or toothpastes at home, can be performed in dental polyclinics with more professional tools.
Teeth whitening methods
Power Beaching: It is a reliable method performed by a specialist in an office environment using whitening gel and light, which can lighten the color of the tooth in a short period of 1 hour to 3-4 tons.
Home Bleaching: The patient’s dental measurement is taken and the mold is prepared and the gel is put into the mold, and the patient is recommended to use it for 4-8 hours a day, on average, for about 1 week.
Who can get teeth whitening?
Anyone with oral and dental health can do bleaching. Bleaching is not recommended for those who have not yet completed their growth and development, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with gum disease.
Since the solutions and gels used in teeth whitening are used in very small amounts, they do not cause any side effects. After bleaching, there may be sensitivity to the hot-cold contact of the teeth, but this situation passes within a maximum of 2 day-period.
The whiteness of the teeth takes about 2 years, depending on the person’s attention to the food he consumes. After the teeth whitening process, it is necessary to stay away from drinks with a coloring effect such as coffee and tea for about 2 weeks. It is also important to take care of dental care using the right products.