Teeth Whitening (Office Bleaching)
Tooth whitening is satisfied with the shape of your teeth, only if you are not satisfied with the color of the teeth if there is coloration teeth whitening is the most appropriate dental treatment method. There are two types of teeth bleaching, home bleaching and office bleaching.
The method of both home tooth whitening and office tooth whitening is the application of the enamel and dentin layers of the teeth to the enamel consistency of an enamel-based tooth whitening chemical agent and the opening of tooth color with the help of catalysts activating this gel. .
Teeth whitening is a safe method since it has been applied for nearly fifty years. This method does not cause any damage to the physical structure of the teeth.
WHY DOES DENTAL COLOR CHANGE?
Food and beverages containing dyes, cigarettes and other tobacco products cause tooth discoloration. In addition, yellowish coloration with age, grayish coloration of antibiotics such as tetracycline, grayish matt white coloration due to excessive intake of fluorine (fluorosis), and brownish grayish coloration that may occur after channel treatment may occur.
It is not possible to get rid of the discoloration of the teeth with simple cleaning procedures. Requires tooth whitening application.
WHO CAN BE APPLIED TOOTH WHITENING?
It can be applied to anyone who has healthy teeth and completed dental development.
Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant women.
There is no upper age limit for tooth whitening. However, permanent teeth must be completed before teeth can be whitened. Anyone over the age of 12 can have teeth whitening.
TEETH WHITENING METHODS
There are two types of teeth whitening methods: office type and home type. Both methods are performed under physician control. Home tooth whitening and office tooth whitening can also be applied together.
1) Office Type Whitening – Office Bleaching
Office-type whitening is a fast, comfortable and precise solution.
Philips Zoom Whitespeed has been selected as the best whitening system in the US. It provides whitening of teeth up to 8 tons in 60 minutes (15 × 4 sessions). This system which is also used in our country is very successful for teeth whitening.
Office type bleaching results faster and more effectively. Since the dentist personally carries out the bleaching procedure, there is an opportunity to intervene immediately in any problem.
2-Home Bleaching-Home Bleaching
Home bleaching is also a type of bleaching performed under the control of the dentist. In home bleaching, a measure is taken from the patient. Plaque is prepared according to this size. The plate to be used should not be affected by daily life, the measure should be taken well so that the gel does not overflow, the plate should be prepared properly and easy to insert and remove. Tooth whitening gel is applied to the tooth by applying this plaque. However, the concentration of active agent in the gel used is lower than in office bleaching. The prepared plaques can be applied several times a day or in the mouth overnight.
Depending on the targeted whiteness and sensitivity of the teeth, the treatment may extend for an average of 1-4 weeks. A slight sensitivity may occur during or after the bleaching process. This is a temporary situation. Passes within 3-4 days. An aesthetic and safe smile is obtained as a result of the process. Tooth whitening can also be applied to dark teeth that have been treated with root canal and successful results can be obtained.
AFTER TEETH WHITENING
After bleaching, more or less tenderness is seen in every patient (it may rarely be seen at all). These sensitivities are temporary, they disappear within 1–3 days. Especially on the first day, the patient should use an analgesic with anti-inflammatory properties.
Again, the first few days of extreme cold or heat should be avoided. After bleaching, each patient has a diet list to follow. It is forbidden to use any color or food. Especially the first 3 days are very sensitive, but ideally 1 week – 10 days should be considered.
Products containing dark color such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, chocolate, red wine, cherry, caramel, tomato paste should not be used for 1 week following the end of the process. Otherwise, the resulting whiteness will be restored.
The use of whitening toothpaste after bleaching will prolong the whitening effect. It is important to note that toothpastes or toothpaste containing abrasives should not be used. Abrasive products cause both coloration and sensitivity after a certain period of time.