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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an oral and maxillofacial surgery application that is applied as a result of yellowing of the tooth color, i.e. tooth enamel. Tooth color changes due to chemical deterioration of the chromogens (the component that makes up the color of the teeth) present on the teeth, heavy cigarette consumption, insufficient dental care, and age.

Teeth Whitening Techniques

Among the operational techniques applied in the decontamination process are Bleaching technique and Tray technique. The bleaching technique is performed by a dentist within the framework of certain sessions, while the apparatus technique is a procedure that people perform on their own.

Teeth whitening techniques are methods that work only for natural teeth. The technique of whitening on veneers and dentures is most often not applied.

How is Teeth Whitening Performed?

Teeth whitening operations are painless and painless procedures. Before applying the techniques, a dental examination of the persons is performed. Treatment is started with people who are suitable for a teeth whitening operation. The implementation process is as follows:

• In teeth whitening applied by laser technique, people’s mouth and teeth are measured first. Then the upper and lower teeth are cleaned by applying a whitening paste. At the next stage, the tooth surface is coated using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. At the last stage, the treatment is completed with a laser beam placed in the mouth for an average of 1 hour. In about 3 to 4 sessions, the teeth become much lighter, closer to white or have a white color than their old yellow appearance.

• In the teeth whitening technique that a person can apply on their own, gel-coated dental devices with whitening effect are used. People can achieve a cleaner appearance by using the dental apparatus at the jul-tures set by the dentist (usually for 30 minutes to 60 minutes during the day).

In addition to these, teeth whitening tapes and tooth whitening effective pastes that can be applied more than once are also often used.

How Long Does the Whitening Effect Last?

The duration of the white effect obtained after the procedure is a period that differs from person to person. The color of the tooth cannot remain white or a lighter color all the time. On average, the effect of whitening treatment lasts for 3 years. At this point, the importance of dental care plays a big role in terms of keeping the tooth color white.