Whitening; It is the process of bleaching the discoloration that penetrates the structure of the teeth (enamel and dentin layer) for various reasons, with special whitening gels.
The natural colors of the teeth darken over time. The discoloration of the teeth can be removed by cleaning and polishing the calculus. However, it is not possible to remove some discolorations or to lighten the color of the tooth by a few more tones with tartar cleaning. Porcelain etc. to these teeth. Instead of having it done, the whitening method, which is a more protective method, is applied.
Reasons for dark teeth:
Developmental disorders in teeth
Any injury to the teeth
Food and beverages containing colorants (tea, coffee, cherry juice, red wine, etc.)
Use of tobacco substances such as cigarettes and cigars
Medicines, mouthwashes containing dyes
The whitening process can be done in a clinical setting (office type) or at home, in two ways that the person can apply it himself. We prefer office whitening because it is safer because the process will be short and it will be done by the physician.
Office type whitening; It is a process with an average of 2-3 sessions of 20 minutes. Sessions can be increased or decreased according to the desired result and tooth sensitivity. First of all, it is necessary to clean the calculus before starting the process to increase the permanence. Afterwards, the process is started, first the tooth color is selected before whitening, then the gum protector is applied to the teeth, then the tooth whitening chemical gel is applied to the teeth and it is expected to be activated by radiation. After the gel is kept on the teeth, it is cleaned and the tooth color is checked again. If necessary, the sessions are continued.
Teeth whitening, which is done in accordance with the procedures and under the control of a physician, does not harm the teeth. There may be a temporary sensitivity in the teeth, which varies from person to person, only during or after the procedure. It is a painless procedure.
Considerations After Teeth Whitening
The patient has more or less sensitivity. These sensitivities are temporary, they disappear in 1-3 days. Painkillers can be used on the first day if necessary.
Extreme cold or heat should be avoided for the first few days.
Products containing dark colors such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, chocolate, red wine, cherry, caramel, tomato paste should not be used for at least 3-4 days after the end of the process.
The use of whitening toothpaste will also prolong the whitening effect. Toothpastes or tooth powders containing abrasives should never be used. Abrasive products cause both coloration and sensitivity after a certain period of time.
Depending on how careful and attentive the person is after the teeth whitening process, the duration of permanence varies between 6 months and 3 years.
Devital bleaching (internal bleaching, internal bleaching)
Devital bleaching is applied to the teeth in cases where the teeth are colored individually for some reason.
By placing a special bleaching agent inside the tooth, it is aimed to bring the color of the tooth to the same tone as the other teeth. The interval between sessions of this process, which consists of several sessions, is approximately 5-7 days.
Causes of individual discoloration of teeth
Amalgam used in dental treatments,
Zinc oxide eugenol-like substances,
Some drugs used, especially some systemic diseases
These are the discolorations that occur especially after root canal treatment.
After Teeth Whitening Care
Does not require maintenance after teeth whitening. Brush, floss and mouthwash should be used regularly and to preserve the results for a long time; Avoid foods and products containing dyestuffs.