What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is the name given to the process of removing the color changes that occur in the tooth enamel and dentin layer, and giving the teeth a healthy white appearance with applications performed with Tooth Whitening gels.

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The method to be chosen in practice varies according to the province and clinic where the procedure will be performed, the material used and the duration of the procedure. The price of an average teeth whitening treatment varies between 750 TL and 2500 TL.
Teeth Whitening Applications are carried out under two methods called home and office types.
1. Home Teeth Whitening:
It is a whitening process applied in a home environment by using tooth molds specially prepared by the dentist together with a whitening gel. Whitening is achieved by placing the molds on the teeth as recommended by the dentist for at least 4 hours a day, while the person usually goes to bed for 1 to 4 weeks.
2. Clinical Type Teeth Whitening:
It is the application performed by the dentist in a clinical environment that provides whitening on the tooth surface up to 2-3 tons in an average of 1 hour. Photothermal (Thermal Light) and Photochemical (Chemical Light Application) laser and whitening feature is performed by activating the gel, followed by the application of Fluoride, strengthening the tooth enamel and taking protective measures against tooth decay.
The materials used in the applications do not have any known harm. Likewise, application does not cause structural changes such as abrasion or thinning on the tooth surface.
This process is a result-oriented process for whitening the tooth color. Immediately after the application, the results are obtained, and up to 2-3 tons of whitening is provided in the teeth where the application is made.
This procedure is the right procedure for anyone over the age of 16 who has problems with coloration on the teeth. Of course, this decision should be made in consultation with your dentist.
No, the person does not feel any pain during or after the procedure.
The life of the procedure is 3 years. However, this period may be shortened depending on the life habits of the person, in such a case, the treatment may be repeated for not less than one year following the procedure.
Discolorations that occur in the internal structure of the tooth, namely in the dental part, are generally related to structural defects that occur during the formation phase of teeth.

In addition, depending on the excessive use of Fluoride, the use of certain drugs (for example; tetracycline-containing drugs), dental trauma (such as an accident in an accident) and age-related factors (the tooth structure starts to get thinner as age progresses), color changes may occur in the internal structure of the tooth.

Discoloration in the outer structure of the tooth, namely the tooth enamel, is caused by more consumed food and drink.

Colored and acidic beverages, beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine; Painted foods such as tomato paste, ketchup, dark colored fruits (such as strawberry, blackberry, mulberry), chocolate, smoking cause stains on the tooth enamel and tooth surface.
Teeth Whitening Process is an application that can be repeated in all seasons.
  • Often cold-hot sensitivity can be observed after the procedure.
  • In these treatments, some people may experience discoloration in the gums and some people may experience irritation in the gums.
  • In the procedures applied at home, the person should apply the whitening gel for more than the recommended time; causes abrasion of tooth enamel.
  • Children under the age of 16, whose oral and dental health has not completed yet
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding persons
  • People with sensitive teeth and gum problems,
  • Those with product and peroxide (Tooth Whitening active ingredient) allergy
  • People with poor oral health, many decays and gum problems,
  • People diagnosed with oral (oral) cancer,
not suitable for teeth whitening.

Written on 01/01/2018

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Last Update: 22/04/2021

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