Your standard brushing and oral cleaning habits may not be enough to have eye-catching white and bright teeth. However, excessive consumption of tea, coffee and cigarettes is also one of the factors that keep your dream of a perfect smile away from you. In such cases, it may be the right step is to consult your dentist for those white teeth you always desire. It is only a matter of time before you achieve your dream of a perfect smile and white teeth with the teeth whitening solutions that your dentist will recommend them to you.
What is Teeth Whitening?
What are the Types of
- Home teeth whitening
- Office type teeth whitening method
- Single teeth whitening method
- Combined teeth whitening method
Although it is not
possible to choose the best teeth whitening method among these methods, it is
possible to determine a teeth whitening method suitable for the needs and
wishes of each patient. Since each method has its own advantages and
disadvantages, before starting any teeth whitening process, you should consult
the dentists in our consulting room and learn how to whiten teeth suitable for
you. Our dentist, who will treat you in our consulting room, will aim to
perform teeth whitening without damaging the tooth, in a way that is suitable
for both the structure of your teeth and the type of yellowing.
1. Home Type Teeth Whitening Method
The biggest advantage of home teeth whitening is that you don't have to go to the dentist all the time. It is possible to continue the whitening process completely from home after you receive your plaques, which will be prepared together with your measurement to be taken in one go. The most important point here is that the teeth whitening plates are used in accordance with the physician's instructions. For example, if you use the quantity of the whitening gel which is recommended by your doctor more than the amount that was recommended to you, the gel may overflow from the plaque and damages your gums. Likewise, whitening plates that are not used for the recommended time may disappoint you in providing satisfactory results in tooth whiteness at the end of the treatment. Briefly, within the framework of home-type teeth whitening method, a great responsibility falls on the patient, as well as the dentist.
2. Office Type Teeth
These laser beams
we're talking about come from devices that emit monochromatic, intense, and
flat light. The electromagnetic waves generated by the lasers become stronger
and align on the teeth and cause a cutting effect on each tooth. It is precisely
the high-energy beam of light that makes teeth appear whiter and brighter.
Office type teeth
whitening method is ideal for people who want to whiten their teeth and achieve
a more aesthetic appearance in a shorter time, especially for a special invitation,
wedding, organization or similar important events.
3. Single Teeth
Office type teeth whitening method is ideal for people who want to whiten their teeth and achieve a more aesthetic appearance in a shorter time, especially for a special invitation, wedding, organization or similar important events.
Firstly, the filling
in the tooth canal should be removed and a certain amount of whitening gel is
applied to the opened cavity. When the tooth is closed with a temporary filling
and reaches the desired color, the cavity is opened again and the process is
completed with a permanent filling application. The single tooth whitening
method can also be performed in case of any impact or trauma related to the
individual teeth that could change the color after the trauma. Of course, you
should decide together with our dentist whether you need a single tooth
whitening or multiple teeth whitening.
4. Combined Teeth
Whitening Method, What are the damages
of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening solutions appear as a dental aesthetic procedure that removes stain and discolorations accumulated on the teeth, and also makes the teeth one or several tones lighter. The teeth whitening effect shows positive results from the moment the treatment is applied, causing you to achieve a visible change in a short time. It is precisely for this reason that teeth whitening is among the most popular dental aesthetic procedures.
Many patients who apply to the dentist for teeth whitening are actually unaware of the main reasons why their teeth turn yellow. Before talking about the types of teeth whitening and the stages of the process, it is necessary to take a closer look at why teeth tend to turn yellow.
The root cause of yellowed teeth is, of course, aging. Just like our hair whitening, our teeth tend to take on a different color structure over time. With age, the inner part of the tooth, the dentin, becomes darker as the teeth repair itself, the enamel part of the outer layer of the tooth weakens, in addition to that the acidic and sugary food & drinks you regularly consume cause the teeth to turn yellow much earlier. Almost like a prism, the color of dentin causes teeth to appear yellow when seen from under the enamel. However, age is not the only reason for yellowing the teeth. Excessive smoking, tea and coffee consumption, incorrect or missing teeth and oral care, and genetic factors, which are an inevitable factor, can be counted among the other causes that can lead to teeth yellowing.
It is possible to divide the teeth whitening types into four in their most