Who wants to smile with very yellow and stained teeth? The removal of internal and external staining of teeth caused by factors such as consumed foods, drinks and use of tobacco products is possible with tooth bleaching procedures.
Tooth bleaching or whitening can be performed in two different methods.
Patients can whiten their teeth at home. Therefore, dentists prepare plaques suitable for the patient’s mouth size. Special drugs, which are determined according to the type of tooth staining, are sprayed into special molds and the patient should use this dental mold for 6 – 8 hours every day, if possible at night. Teeth can be whitened after approximately 1 month of practice. Since this method takes a long time, tooth bleaching procedures in clinics are more preferred.
The process of removing chromogens that cause internal and external stains on teeth by using whitening gel is defined as “tooth bleaching”. After the process of tooth bleaching, the tooth is provided to have more bright and eye-catching color than its original color. As mentioned before, tooth bleaching can be performed at home as well as in the clinical setting. Tooth bleaching procedures in the clinical setting gives faster results.
During the tooth bleaching procedures in the clinical setting, a whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide is applied on the teeth in order to penetrate into the tooth enamel. Special blue light is used to activate the gel. The blue light allows the hydrogen peroxide in the gel to be activated quickly. After the process that takes approximately 30 minutes, the teeth is significantly whitened.
Tooth bleaching should be performed by dentists who are specialized in tooth bleaching procedures. The procedure should be carefully applied in order to protect dental, intraoral and gingival health. The whitening gel should be avoided to contact with the lip, mouth or buccal mucosa. Both the physician and the patient should wear eye protection during the blue light procedure that accelerates the activation of the whitening gel. We, as Denta Logos, share our experts’ experiences with our patients during our tooth bleaching procedures as in all our procedures. We maintain to serve you with our services that provide to obtain reliable and optimum results.
As a result of clinical studies and researches on tooth bleaching, it has been revealed to be safe if performed by dentists. However, tooth bleaching procedure is not recommended for children under 13 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women.
During tooth bleaching, external and internal stains on the tooth are removed. Therefore, the teeth will always remain whiter than before. Nevertheless, patients should not hinder their oral health care in order to prevent external stains on the tooth.
If you want to take advantage of Denta Logos’s expertise and get shiny smiles, you can contact us for our “tooth bleaching” services.