Teeth Whitening in Turkey
Teeth whitening is a common dental procedure for people who want to improve their teeth' colour by a few shades. This procedure removes stains and discolouration from the teeth without abrasive materials.
Every person has a different teeth colour which may be a distinguishing feature. The teeth have a thin upper layer than can change colour over time due to external factors. These factors may leave stains or cause yellowing of teeth, but teeth whitening or other procedures can solve these dental issues.
Teeth whitening is the most economical of these teeth colour improvement options, and you can whiten your teeth at New Teeth Clinic Turkey to enhance your smile.
Why do the teeth change colour?
Your teeth can change colour because of structural issues during pregnancy or childhood. Cigarettes, taking certain antibiotics, foods and drinks such as coffee and tea, and excess fluoride in drinking water can change your teeth' colour.
Two basic causes of teeth colour change affect people with discoloured teeth.
- Intrinsic discolouration
Regular dental care, like brushing your teeth, cannot remove these teeth stains and colour changes. This discolouration often results from genetics and taking certain medications
- Extrinsic discolouration
Extrinsic teeth staining may result from drinking coffee, carbonated or sugar drinks and coffee, smoking, and taking foods with colouring. You can remove these stains with regular dental care such as flossing and brushing.
Teeth whitening methods
Four types of teeth whitening methods are available. They include:
- Home teeth whitening
The dentist will take your mouth measurements to make the bleaching trays. You will get a whitening gel which you will apply in the bleaching trays at home following the dentist's instructions.
You may need to wear the bleaching trays for about 4 – 6 hours daily for 2 – 3 weeks. If you use more than the recommended amount of whitening gel, the gel will overflow and damage your gums. If your whitening gel overflows, ensure to remove it immediately and contact your dentist.
- In-office or laser teeth whitening
We carry out in-office teeth whitening at our clinic. This procedure is handled by our experienced dental professional. The dentist will clean your teeth' surface before applying the whitening gel and then activate the gel using UV light technology. The procedure takes about one hour.
In laser teeth whitening, the dentist will use a laser to activate the whitening gel instead of UV light, reducing the teeth whitening time.
- Home and in-office teeth whitening
This teeth whitening method combines the in-office and home teeth whitening treatments, but the home teeth whitening lasts only 2 – 3 days.
- Single teeth whitening or Devital bleaching
This procedure is also known as walking bleaching or dermocatalytic bleaching. It involves teeth whitening for the interior of one tooth. One tooth may get discoloured for several reasons, including trauma, amalgam from previous dental work, iodinated or chemical zinc oxide solutions used during a root canal, or systemic disease.
The dentist will apply whitening gel into the cavity after removing an old filling and place a temporary filling afterwards to keep the whitening gel in place. You may need several whitening sessions to get your desired result.
How long does teeth whitening result last?
How long your teeth whitening result lasts will depend on your dental and oral hygiene. Taking certain foods and drinks and smoking can affect the colour of your whitened teeth, but teeth whitening results can last for about six months to two years.
You can keep your teeth white by getting further whitening sessions from your dentist.
How can I care for whitened teeth?
After your teeth whitening, avoid smoking and reduce or stop drinking coffee, wine, tea, cola, alcohol and sour juice for at least two weeks. Acting otherwise will have an adverse effect on your teeth whitening, leading to teeth staining and discolouration.
Does teeth whitening damage the teeth?
Teeth whitening treatments done by a dental professional using the right procedure don't damage the teeth.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Teeth whitening procedure isn't painful. Before the treatment, the dentist will apply a protective gel on your gums to prevent the teeth whitening gel from damaging.
However, you may feel sensitivity after the procedure for a couple of days. Your dentist may apply fluoride on your teeth after whitening to reduce sensitivity.
Visit New Teeth Clinic Turkey today for your safe and effective teeth whitening treatment. You can also contact our clinic to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening.