Aesthetic Dentist Dr. Efe Kaya gave information about the subject. Teeth whitening, also known as tooth bleaching, is an FDI-approved application. It has been proven as a result of research that it does not cause any harm to the teeth when it is done in the dentist's chair. The whitening process performed by applying preparations in gel form under the control of a physician makes it possible to achieve whiter teeth in a single session. What Causes Yellowing Teeth? How is Teeth Whitening Process Applied? Is Teeth Whitening a Painful Procedure? What is the Cause of Discoloration in Only One Tooth? How Long Is the Permanence of the Teeth Whitening Process?
Discolored teeth are the biggest aesthetic problem of our age. The fact that discolored teeth cause communication problems in patients supports this opinion.
What Causes Yellowing Teeth?
Tobacco products such as cigars, pipes and cigarettes cause green, brown and black discolorations on the tooth surface. Beverages such as cola, tea and coffee cause coloration in brown-black color tones with the coloring agents such as gallic acid derivatives and tannin they contain. Red pepper, cherry and black mulberry also cause purple and black coloration.
Some antibiotic groups and improper root canal treatment can also cause discoloration.
How is Teeth Whitening Process Applied?
In the clinical setting, whitening gels are applied to the teeth and activated with the help of light sources. It is possible to achieve several tones of whiteness in fifteen minutes. Depending on the amount of color change, one more session can be applied.
Whitening should not be done using various substances
Whitening should not be done using the various methods described. These methods cause wear on the teeth. Irreversible damage can cause permanent loss of material and sensitivity in the teeth.
Methods using baking soda and lemon juice are extremely dangerous for dental health. It should not be forgotten that the tooth is an organ and lives in the mouth thanks to the minerals it takes from its roots. Your teeth are not lifeless. Every procedure performed on the teeth should be performed under the control of a doctor with scientifically proven methods.
Can Anyone Have Whitening?
The whitening process is a reaction that takes place in the enamel layer of the teeth. It is not applied on teeth with insufficient enamel layer and on root surfaces exposed in the oral environment that is not protected by enamel. It is not applied to individuals whose enamel surface has not formed as a result of some hereditary diseases and whose enamel surfaces have been eroded as a result of intense tooth clenching.
Is Teeth Whitening a Painful Procedure?
Other tissues and gums are protected while whitening gels are applied. The color changes that may occur after bleaching on the gums are temporary. It regresses very quickly after whitening. During the whitening process, the patient does not feel any pain and can return to his daily life without any problems.
What is the Cause of Discoloration in Only One Tooth?
It is possible for teeth that have lost their vitality as a result of past or recent trauma to discolor like a dried leaf. In this case, only one tooth can be internally bleached.
In cases where root canal treatment is not applied correctly, discoloration may occur in the teeth. Its treatment is the internal whitening method applied for a single tooth.
How Long Is the Persistence of the Whitening Process?
After the bleaching process, the patient should stay away from coloring foods (cherry, spices, cola, tea, coffee, etc.) for a week and should not use cigarettes and tobacco products. The permanence of the procedure varies from six months to two years, depending on the patient's hygiene habits, tobacco use and diet.