Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. A child’s deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco. Certain antibiotic medications (like tetracycline) can also lead to teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel.
9-10 tons can be achived in a harmless way with teeth whitening process. Bleaching must be done by personalized drugs after the dentist examination.
– Bleaching has 2 ways:
1) Home Bleaching: You will apply this method in your home with dentists orientation and instructions. A special measurement has taken from the patient’s mouth and personalized whitening plague is prepared. Before sleeping, water-based bleaching drugs are placed into the plague. With the plague which is placed in mouth through the night, the whitening is achieved. The process is applied in 7-10 days according to the number of whitening and reaching the best result.
2) Office Bleaching: This process is applied by dentists when bleaching have to be faster. The gums are isolated and drugs are taken. For improving the effectiveness of drugs, blue light which have used in radiated fillings, is applied.
What should I look out for he treatment of Bleaching?
This process must always be in dentist control and instructions must be followed.
Caries, cracks, fracture zones effect chemical material and may cause damages. This type of tooth problems must be eliminated before whitening process.
During bleaching process, tea, coffee or smoking should be avoided and regular brushing and maintenance procuders should be applied systematically by us.