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The latest trend is to bleach during the lunch break.

Even if you are the most beautiful woman or the most handsome man in the world, all your charm will fade when you smile with stained and yellowed teeth. However, smile; it is the first impression left on the other person… The secret of having a great smile; It is hidden in the pearly white rows of teeth. And today, your yellowed teeth in lunch break operations turn white with a simple one-hour procedure.

Thanks to the bleaching method (teeth whitening), you return to your workplace as a happier person after an hour with your teeth whitened. It is possible to whiten teeth in one hour in dental offices. Generally, it is possible to whiten yellow teeth by three or four color scales in one hour in the practice. But there are some teeth that; For example, in those who used ‘tetracycline’ group antibiotics or drank fluoridated water during their childhood tooth development, the color of the teeth may be dark gray and very dark yellow. Such teeth are stubborn against whitening and results may not be obtained. In such cases, longer-term treatment should be performed, for example, it should be supplemented with home bleaching. If permanent and irreversible whitening is desired, then a thin porcelain called ‘lamina’ can be applied. In this type of treatment, only the front surface of the tooth is abraded and the laminates are prepared and adhered according to the tooth color, shape and form suitable for the patient by taking measurements. We use porcelain laminate when aesthetic expectations are high or when it is necessary to change the shape and color of many teeth.

Although both methods are effective, the choice depends on the degree of discoloration, how quickly the treatment is desired to be terminated, and the opinion of the physician. The whitening of the teeth is primarily related to the initial colors. While yellow-toned teeth can whiten 6-8 tones easily, green-gray teeth are more difficult to whiten. In short, although the amount of whitening varies from person to person, your doctor will give you an approximate information about how much your teeth can whiten in the first session.

Office Type Bleaching

It is a procedure that must be done in clinical conditions under the control of a dentist. It is obtained by removing the colored liquid from the tooth as a result of activating the whitening gel with ultraviolet light or laser after the whitening gel is applied to the tooth. The active ingredient used in this process is hydrogen peroxide or its derivative, carbamide peroxide. 1 session in office type whitening
or in 2 sessions, the desired whiteness is usually achieved.

Obtained whiteness can be preserved for 3-4 years if it is controlled in 1-year periods. This process can be shortened by those who use cigarettes, coffee and coloring foods a lot, but by checking every 6 months and repeating the bleaching process for one session, the whiteness can be preserved for 3-4 years.

Home Type Bleaching

It is a bleaching process that is done by using the lower concentration of the solutions used in office bleaching at home. It is applied by putting these gels in specially prepared tooth covers according to the records taken from the patient’s mouth, applying them on the teeth and keeping them in the oral environment for 2-3 hours. The whiteness obtained with this process is obtained in a longer time compared to the office type. Preferably, the application time is in the evening, as it becomes difficult to talk with the covers and there will be problems while eating. Home bleaching can be applied in combination with office whitening in very dark or resistant cases.

– During the whitening process, the contact of the gels used in teeth whitening with the soft tissues in the mouth (lips, cheeks, etc.) should be avoided. Otherwise, irritations may occur.

Things to consider after the whitening process

– After the bleaching process, beverages such as tea, coffee, fruit juices containing intense colorants and red wine, as well as foods with tomato paste, should be consumed less for 2 weeks. Frequent consumption will allow the yellowing to return more quickly. You should also stay away from cigarettes and similar tobacco products.

– The most common known side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity, and the desensitizing products your dentist will apply or recommend will reduce this. Consuming very hot-cold foods for 24 hours may increase your sensitivity.