All you need to Know about Teeth whitening
Many people feel confident thanks to their teeth brightening. Nowadays, It is easy to have a brilliant smile and get rid of your discoloration problem.
Teeth Whitening or also called Teeth Bleaching is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to restore the natural color of the teeth or lighten the natural color to be whiter.
It is an easy procedure that is available for most people and doesn’t cost a fortune.
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Who can do a teeth whitening?
Trust only a registered dental professional for teeth whitening because bleaching by beauty salons or people who aren’t qualified may carry risks for your teeth and gum.
Furthermore, home whitening kits may also harm your teeth and gum, ask your dentist before using any home remedies for teeth bleaching to ensure safety.
What Causes Teeth Discoloration?
Several factors cause a change in the teeth color, for instance:
Below the outer enamel layer, there is a dentin layer. The outer enamel layer becomes thinner with brushing over time, and more of the yellowish dentin appears.
It determines the color of the teeth from childbirth.
Food and Beverages
Some types of food and beverages contain pigments that attach with the teeth enamel and cause a change in the teeth color.
It consists of two materials: Tar and nicotine. Tar has a dark color, while nicotine is colorless. However, nicotine’s color becomes yellowish when it’s mixed with oxygen, which causes teeth surface staining.
Some types of medicines cause teeth discoloration, such as blood pressure medications and some antibiotics.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth bleaching is done by changing the teeth color from the inside (known as internal whitening) or removing spots from the outside (known as external whitening).
Internal Teeth Whitening
It refers to whitening the inner part of teeth (dentin)by soaking up whitening gel. When this gel is used to whiten teeth, it produces free radicals that link to the pigments in the spaces between enamel.
These free radicals reduce the dark pigment, which means they reflect less light.
When the inner layer of the teeth is whitened, the color that’s reflected through the outer teeth enamel is lighter, which makes the teeth look whiter and brighter.
External Teeth Whitening
It refers to whitening the outer part of the teeth by removing maculation from the enamel.
It is usually used to remove the stains which occur because of smoking, drinking tea, or coffee.
External whitening helps to improve the teeth color, but it doesn’t whiten them physically.
What are the available choices to whiten teeth?
There are many teeth whitening options, whether at home or at the dentist’s clinic.
Bleaching teeth in-clinic dental
If you decide to whiten your teeth at the dentist’s clinic, you’ll visit the office for a few sessions.
Before starting the treatment, the dentist will apply a unique material to protect your gums.
In each session, the dentist will apply peroxide material onto the teeth; then, he or she will use polymerization to harden the peroxide.
The dentist will repeat the same process every session to reach the desired result.
Some dentists will use a UV light or laser light to speed up the whitening process. In this case, you will need one sitting only for two hours.
The main feature for this procedure that It is quick; its effect will appear after 24 to 48 hours. While using UV light to speed up the chemical reaction may damage the teeth and cause gum problems.
Bleaching teeth at home
You can whiten your teeth at home by custom made tray provided by your dentist.
You will visit the dentist to take impressions. Once the tray is ready, he or she will check the fit of the tray.
You will take the whitening tray, which can keep it for a long time, in addition to whitening gel to use at home.
At home, you will put the gel into the tray, place it in your mouth for one to three hours, or according to your dentist’s instructions.
Most people gain the desired results after three weeks or more of daily use.
You should be wary of the strength of the used gel and not using the tray for a long time to avoid damaging the pulp.
You can achieve the best results by using a whitening tray at an affordable cost.
Whitening toothpaste can lighten your teeth by removing stains. This type of toothpaste is more abrasive than regular toothpaste.
However, it can’t change the color of the teeth from inside.
The whitening toothpaste is useful for removing stains, but you should not use it for more than a few weeks to avoid teeth and gum problems.
However, it may cause sensitivity and lead to gum recession.
Whitening strips are small slices of a flexible plastic called polyethylene.
Each piece is plated with a whitening gel. You will need one strip for the upper teeth and one for the lower.
Whitening strips may be unsafe because of the whitening gel contacts the gums and other mouth tissues. It is also may cause unpredictable results; the flat teeth surfaces will be whiter compared with the edges.
However, a whitening strip is a cheap option for bleaching teeth, and its results appear in a few days.
Before rushing into the whitening procedure, you must meet your dentist to discuss the most suitable bleaching option for you, or he or she may advise you with another dental procedure.
Find out your most appropriate at HayatMed Book a free appointment with one of our professional dentists to determine whether whitening procedures would be useful for you and the most suitable method.
Why might teeth whitening not work?
Teeth bleaching can only whiten the color of your natural teeth. However, It will not work on any fake teeth such as crowns, veneers, and dentures.
If you have stains on your fake teeth, ask your dentist to clean them.
How do you care about your teeth after teeth bleaching procedure?
In general, there is no particular way to care about your teeth after whitening.
However, following some recommendations can help to keep your teeth white for a longer time.
- Stop or reduce smoking can prevent staining and discoloration.
- Brush your teeth at least twice per day using fluoride toothpaste.
- Reduce the amount of food and beverage that cause stains.
- Visit your dentist periodically for checking up your teeth.
What side effects might you experience after whitening?
Some of the side effects, including:
- Your teeth may become more sensitive to cold and hot during or after the treatment.
- you may feel discomfort in your gums
- white spots on the gum
- A sore throat
Keep in mind that these complications are not permanent and usually fade within the first week.
However, you must contact your dentist if the side effects do not disappear.
How long will teeth whitening stay?
The teeth bleaching result is not permanent. It differs from person to another so that it may last from months to three years.
You can maintain the results by avoiding smoking and beverages and foods that cause stains on teeth.
Why should you choose HayatMed for Dental procedures?
We have professional doctors in the dental field who have extensive experience in all dental procedures.
With us, be sure that you will get the desired results at the best prices.
You can contact us and take advantage of free diagnosis to discuss
- Check your teeth and gums and find out whether whitening is suitable for you.
- Discuss the most proper teeth whitening option for you.
- Get all the details related to this procedure.
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What does it cost to whiten your teeth professionally in Turkey?
Teeth bleaching cost varies depending on many factors:
- Teeth status and number of affected teeth.
- Gum problems, if any.
- Selected procedure.
- Quality of the used materials in the process.
- Dentist’s experience.
- The geographic clinic location.
In Turkey, a teeth bleaching cost ranges between $200 to $500.
Istanbul is one of the best medical tourism places. Many people from all over the world visit Turkey to get medical services in general, and specifically cosmetic procedures.
The reasons behind that are the doctors’ experiences, advanced types of equipment in addition to the moderate prices.
At HayatMed, for cosmetic procedures, be confident that you are in experts’ hands. We guarantee you stunning results at an affordable cost.
Furthermore, we offer you free additional services such as free consultation, aftercare services, and transportation services.
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