Bleaching is the operation of elimination of the discoloration formed in the structure of the teeth (dentine layer) and causing problems in aesthetic terms.
The bleaching is realized in two ways:
- Home Bleaching
- Office Bleaching
After taking measurements from the mouth, the thin and elastic impressions that can be put on the teeth are prepared. These impressions in which the bleaching agent is sprayed are put on the teeth for at least 3-4 hours daily. It is recommended to realize this operation during sleep; it does not disturb the daily life of the person.
It is the bleaching realized in the clinics and under the control of the doctor. The medicine used here has a higher concentration when compared to the one used in the home type. By this way, while the treatment duration gets shorter, the sensitivity risk can increase. On average, within one hour, the result is achieved.
Issues to be considered after bleaching
- Less or more sensitivity is observed in the patient. These sensitivities are temporary and they disappear within 1-3 days. If required, the painkiller can be used on the first day.
- For a couple of days, extreme hot or cold should be avoided.
- The coloring products containing dark colors such as cigarette, tea, coffee, chocolate, red wine, sour cherry, caramel and sauce should not be used for duration of at least 3-4 days following the operation.
- The usage of bleaching toothpaste will also extend the bleaching effect. The toothpastes or tooth powders including abrasives in them should definitely not be used. The products containing abrasives cause both discoloration and sensitivity after a while.
- The teeth should be brushed at least 2 times in a day and the effect of the bleaching is protected for long duration in the patients who make their monthly regular controls, do not smoke and do not consume too much tea.
- There can be returns in the patients who do not follow these rules, as a result of the return, re-bleaching operation can be realized.