Bleaching

Whiten and brighten your smile!

 Staining and discoloration of the teeth can create an unpleasant image. There are many reasons for teeth discolorations.

Stains due to external factors occur due to consumption of coloring foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, cola drinks, etc. or smoking. These stains are largely eliminated by professional teeth cleaning.

Discoloration due to internal factors can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • Color of teeth may be darker genetically or get darker over time as a result of the natural aging process.
  • Excessive exposure to fluoride in drinking water or intake of certain antibiotics while the mother is pregnant or in infancy may cause yellow-brown-gray tones of staining of the teeth.
  • The color of the teeth may turn to purplish brown as a result of trauma or root canal treatment. The blood oozing into the dentine tubules is to blame for this type of discoloration.

Professional bleaching is the best way to safely whiten your teeth. Peroxide-based bleaching agents are used to chemically fragment the pigments penetrate in deep layers of the enamel of your teeth.

 

Before bleaching procedure, we examine the integrity and health of the tooth structure. Any problems (such as decay, cracks or fractures or any gum disease) are addressed first. The next step is professional cleaning to remove any external stains from the tooth surfaces. Then we determine the treatment option for best results.

Although bleaching provides significant whitening in many cases, laminate veneers or porcelain crowns may be recommended for severely discolored teeth.

Bleaching options;

There are two options: in-office-based teeth bleaching, or at-home care. Either of the option or both options in combination can be used depending on the degree of discoloration.

Home bleaching 

We take an impression of your teeth to fabricate custom-made bleaching trays. 

We will provide you the bleaching gels and instruct you on how to use them with the custom tray. 

Depending on the percentage of peroxide in the whitening solution, you can wear the tray either during sleep or just for a couple of hours. Keeping the gel on longer than we advise you to will dehydrate the tooth and increase tooth sensitivity. 

Home bleaching may take a week or two until the desired result is achieved.

 

Avoid using over the counter products 

without the supervision of your dentist 

because they may cause damage to your teeth.

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Office based bleaching 

Firstly, we apply an isolating gel to protect the gums from irritation. Then we apply high concentration gel onto your teeth and may activate the process with light. Often times the whole procedure is performed in a single visit. The application of the gel takes 20-30 minutes. More than one session may be required to reach the desired level of whiteness.

Teeth whitening with poor quality products can damage your teeth.

Best quality products are used in our clinics.

White diet

You should avoid consuming food that can stain your teeth for around 10 days after bleaching procedure, including tea, coffee, red wine, fruit juice.

  • How long do bleached teeth retain their color? 
Bleaching can last up to 3 years. But it really depends on you. If you consume excessive amounts of tea, coffee, smoking, this time may be shortened. Additional bleaching sessions can be done once or twice a year, if necessary. Bleaching agents are safe, so there is no harm in re-bleaching.
  • Can bleaching damage my teeth?
The peroxides in the whitening gel are broken down to oxygen radicals. These oxygen radicals in turn infiltrate into enamel prisms and break down all the pigmented molecules. The structure of the tooth is not altered; only the pigments of the tooth fades away.
  • Is it normal to have sensitivity in my teeth after teeth whitening?
Yes. Some degree of sensitivity may be expected after whitening, but it will disappear spontaneously in a few days. During this period, toothpastes that reduce sensitivity can be used. 
  • I have decay in my front teeth. Can I have my teeth bleached and filled at the same visit?
If you have a decay, firstly we remove the decay. The teeth will be filled with lighter shades of the filling material to match the shade of the teeth after the bleaching.
  • I have fillings on my front teeth. Does bleaching also change the color of my fillings?
No it doesn’t. So replacing the filling may be considered as the teeth may look lighter than the filling after the beaching procedure. We advise to replace the dental filling two weeks after the bleaching.
  • Can bleaching change the color of my porcelain crowns? 
The porcelain is not affected by the bleaching procedure.

You will always want to smile with your brighter and whiter teeth.