Bleaching, or teeth whitening method, is very popular nowadays to whiten yellow and stained teeth that negatively affect daily life. In this process, also called bleaching, the result is obtained by an oxidation-reduction reaction. So, does the Bleaching method damage the teeth? Dentist Betül Akar İlhan answered the questions to Yasemin.com readers.
Oral and dental health is very important. In addition, a white smile is also important. Stains on teeth due to tea, coffee, cigarette and acidic consumption, stains due to antibiotics used as a child, stains caused by some abnormal disorders, etc. situations of physicians ‘bleaching’ It can be removed with the treatment known as whitening among the people. The whitening process helps to lighten the tooth color tone up to 2-3 tons, unlike the cleaning after tartar cleaning.
‘Dentist Betül Akar İlhan’ has prepared a column that can be a special answer for Yasemin.com readers to all the questions about this method, which we hear frequently today.
HOW IS TEETH WHITENING IS MADE AND WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING?
Bleaching can be done in two different ways: home type and office type. In-office whitening is performed by the dentist in a clinical setting, with bleaching agents and blue lights that help brighten teeth. For this reason, it is popularly referred to as light-whitening. Home bleaching is generally not applied alone, but in combination with office whitening. It is a type of bleaching applied in the home environment by placing the bleaching agents given by the physician into the plaques prepared for them with the personal measurements taken from the patients. This process varies according to the day and time given by the company, but the average 8-10 days,also during the day 4-8 hoursgoes in range.
However, as mentioned above, if home type bleaching is preferred to be combined with office type instead of using it alone, it will be much easier to achieve the desired whiteness and the whitening permanence will increase.
HOW LONG IS THE BLEACHING METHOD?
The answer to this question varies depending on the patient’s habits. 3-4 months / 4 years There is a persistence rate in the range. The persistence rate will increase considerably in patients who reduce their consumption of tea, coffee, cigarettes and acid after the bleaching process. years before the color of the teeth returns to its original state. 1 time routine dentistPermanence will be preserved by removing the new stains that have formed by having the control done.
SO WHO IS APPLIED TO THE TEETH WHITENING METHOD?
In general, bleaching can be applied to every patient. However, this should be decided by the physician as a result of the clinical examination. Some systemic diseases, rare anomalous problems may prevent this treatment or it may need to be done in a more controlled manner. For this reason, every patient considering whitening should go through a doctor’s control.
DOES BLEACHING METHOD DAMAGE TEETH?
The whitening process never causes any damage to the teeth. It does not cause any permanent damage to the tooth enamel. And of course, the opening of the teeth up to 2-3 tons varies according to the tooth tone, skin color and habits of each patient.
Dentist Betül Akar İlhan
Betül Akar İlhan Clinic