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Many people feel confident thanks to their teeth brightening. Nowadays, Having a brilliant smile and getting rid of your discoloration problem is easy.

Teeth Whitening, also called Teeth Bleaching, is a cosmetic dental procedure aiming to restore the natural color of the teeth or lighten the natural color to be whiter.

It is a straightforward procedure available for most people and doesn’t cost a fortune.

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 home remedies for teeth bleaching to ensure safety.

What Causes Teeth Discoloration? 

Several factors cause a change in the teeth’ color, for instance:

1. Age

Below the outer enamel layer, there is a dentin layer. The outer enamel layer becomes thinner with brushing over time, and more yellowish dentin appears.

2. Genetics

It determines the color of the teeth from childbirth.

3. Food and Beverages

Some food and beverages contain pigments that attach to the teeth’ enamel and cause a change in the teeth’ color.

4. Tobacco

It consists of two materials: Tar and nicotine. Tar has a dark color, while nicotine is colorless. However, nicotine’s color becomes yellowish when mixed with oxygen, which causes tooth surface staining.

5. Medications

Some medicines cause teeth discoloration, such as blood pressure medications and antibiotics.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? 

Teeth bleaching is done by changing the teeth’ color from the inside (internal whitening) or removing spots outside  (external whitening).

A. Internal Teeth Whitening 

It refers to whitening the inner part of teeth (dentin) by soaking up whitening gel. When this gel whitens teeth, it produces free radicals that link to the pigments in the spaces between enamel.

These free radicals reduce the dark pigment, reflecting less light.
When the teeth’ inner layer is whitened, the color reflected through the outer teeth’ enamel is lighter, making the teeth look whiter and brighter.

B. 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 smoking, drinking tea, or coffee stains. External whitening helps to improve the teeth’ color, but it doesn’t whiten them physically.

Read More: What can I Eat After Teeth Whitening?

What are the available choices for teeth Bleaching?  

Many teeth whitening options exist at home or at the dentist’s clinic.

1. Bleaching teeth in clinic dental

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

You’ll visit the office for a few sessions if you decide to whiten your teeth at the dentist’s clinic. 

Before starting the treatment, the dentist will apply a unique material to protect your gums.

The dentist will apply peroxide material onto the teeth and then use polymerization to harden the peroxide.

The dentist will repeat the same process every session to reach the desired result. 

Some dentists will use UV or laser light to speed up the whitening process. In this case, you will need one sitting only for two hours.

This procedure’s main feature is quick; its effect will appear within 24 to 48 hours. While using UV light to speed up the chemical reaction may damage the teeth and cause gum problems.

2. Bleaching teeth at home

You can whiten your teeth at home with a custom-made tray provided by your dentist. First, you will visit the dentist to take impressions. Once the tray is ready, they will check the fit of the tray.

You will take the whitening tray, which can keep for a long time, and the whitening gel to use at home. You will put the gel into the tray at home and place it in your mouth for one to three hours, according to your dentist’s instructions.

After three weeks or more of daily use, most people gain the desired results.
It would be best to be wary of the used gel’s strength and not use 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.

3. Whitening Toothpaste

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 the inside.

The whitening toothpaste helps remove 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.

4. Whitening Strips

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 the whitening gel contacts the gums and other mouth tissues. It may also cause unpredictable results; the flat teeth surfaces will be whiter than 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, or they may advise you on another dental procedure.

Please find your most appropriate teeth whitening technique at HayatMed Book a free appointment with one of our professional dentists to determine whether whitening procedures would be helpful 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 fake teeth such as crowns, veneers, or dentures. Ask your dentist to clean your fake teeth if you have stains.

How do you care about your teeth after the teeth bleaching procedure? 

There is no particular way to care about your teeth after whitening.
However, following some recommendations can help keep your teeth white for longer.

Such as:

  • Stopping or reducing 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 to check up on your teeth.

What side effects might you experience after whitening? 

Some of the side effects include:

  • Your teeth may become more sensitive to cold and hot during or after the treatment.
  • you may feel discomfort in your gums
  • with white spots on the gum 
  • A sore throat

Remember 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 person and may last from months to three years. However, you can maintain the results by avoiding smoking, beverages, and foods that cause stains on teeth.

Why should you choose HayatMed for Dental procedures? 

How long will teeth whitening stay?

We have professional doctors in the dental field who have extensive experience in all dental procedures. With us, you ensure you will get the desired results at the best prices. In addition, you can contact us and take advantage of the free diagnosis to discuss

the following:

  • Check your teeth and gums and determine whether whitening is suitable for you.
  • Discuss the most appropriate teeth whitening option for you.
  • Get all the details related to this procedure.

Click here to book your appointment at HayatMed or get more about dental procedures.

Teeth Whitening in Turkey Prices? 

Teeth bleaching cost varies depending on many factors:

  • Teeth status and the 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.

Teeth bleaching cost In Turkey ranges between $200 to $500, while according to Bankrate’s website, the price range between $600 – $1,000 in the USA, while in the UK, the price ranges between £500 – £1500.

Istanbul is one of the best medical tourism places. Many people worldwide visit Turkey to get medical services, specifically cosmetic procedures.


The reasons behind that are the doctors’ experiences, advanced types of equipment, and 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 additional services such as free consultation, aftercare, and transportation.

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Teeth Whitening in Turkey Frequently Asked Questions

You can go back to work after 4 hours following your procedure. This is at a time in your recovery when you have fewer signs of the anesthesia,

The required time for teeth whitening in turkey is usually one day. On the

In teeth whitening procedures, we don’t use any anesthesia.

Yes, hismile is safe. And it’s rare to have any side effects after the procedure.


The answer is NO


If you decide to undergo teeth whitening in Turkey, the following will include in the price:

  • The fee of the dentist
  • Transportation
  • Hotel accommodation

The answer, of course, is NO.

When you make a reservation with Hayat Med Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.


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Zeyna Aslan

Zeyna Aslan, a medical writer at Hayatmed Clinic, brings 13 years of experience in the field. She excels in creating clear, engaging content that educates and informs. Zeyna's expertise spans across plastic surgery and hair transplant procedures. Her work helps potential patients understand their options and make informed decisions. At Hayatmed Clinic, Zeyna's dedication to quality content plays a vital role in converting visitors into satisfied patients. see profile on linkedin

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This article was Medically reviewed by DT. Emrah Yesilyurt

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