About Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure which improves the look of the teeth. The procedure can give patients a brighter smile especially if they have stained or darker colored teeth. Most of the color of the teeth comes from DNA. Whitening can’t make a complete color change but can lighten the existing shade.

Teeth Whitening Procedure

Professional Teeth Whitening – The procedure will start with a cheek retractor being inserted into the mouth to expose the esthetic zone teeth. Then a liquid dam or hardening resin will be put onto the gum tissue to prevent any irritation. Bleaching gel, which contains hydrogen peroxide, will be applied to the teeth and kept on from 15 to 30 minutes. An intense blue light will be focused onto the teeth to activate the bleaching process. The bleaching gel will be suctioned or washed off and a new fresh gel will be applied for another 15 to 30 minutes. Once the last gel is applied the cheek retractors will be removed and the patient will rinse their mouth. The teeth can whiten up to 8 shades lighter. If a satisfactory level of whitening is not achieved then the procedure can be redone at a future date.

Laser Teeth Whitening – a laser will be used to activate the chemicals in the whitening material for a faster treatment and can make the teeth lighter up to six shades. A rubber dam is used to protect the gums before the bleaching powder is painted onto the teeth and activated using the laser. The procedure can take about an hour to perform.

Suitable Patients for Teeth Whitening Treatment

  • Patients over the age of 16
  • Patients with healthy gums

Teeth whitening is not suitable for patients who are

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Have fillings or crowns

Before Teeth Whitening Treatment

• Patients must brush and floss their teeth before they come to the dentist

After Teeth Whitening Treatment

• Patients must avoid food of beverages which can stain the tooth for 3 days

• Patients must brush teeth three times a day

• Patients must use floss to clean their teeth at least once a day

Risks of Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening have some risks like every procedure, such as

  • Temporary increase in tooth sensitivity
  • Mild irritation of the gum

These conditions are temporary and will disappear within in 1 to 3 days after the treatment.

Definition

Cheek retractor – instrument used to separate the lips and cheek away from the teeth

Liquid dam – liquid solution used to separate the tissue and teeth

Rubber dam – thin sheet used to separate a part of the mouth where the treatment is being performed from the rest of the mouth

Trip Schedule of Teeth Whitening Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation with the orthodontist and will be advised about the treatment and their condition. Teeth will be prepared ready for the treatment. Once the teeth are ready, the treatment will be performed. The treatment will last around an hour for laser teeth whitening and up to 2 hours for a professional teeth whitening. There is no need for the use of anesthesia. When the treatment ends, the patient is able to return to their destination or enjoy their time in Turkey.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth whitening, is a cosmetic dentistry performed to improve the look of the teeth by lightening the color shade of the teeth.

How is Teeth Whitening Treatment done?

Teeth whitening is generally done in two ways

Professional Teeth Whitening -. Bleaching gel, which contains hydrogen peroxide, will be applied to the teeth and kept on from 15 to 30 minutes. An intense blue light will be focused onto the teeth to activate the bleaching process. The bleaching gel will be suctioned or washed off and a new fresh gel will be applied for another 15 to 30 minutes. The teeth can whiten up to 8 shades lighter. If a satisfactory level of whitening is not achieved then the procedure can be redone at a future date.

Laser Teeth Whitening – a laser will be used to activate the chemicals in the whitening material for a faster treatment and can make the teeth lighter up to six shades. A rubber dam is used to protect the gums before the bleaching powder is painted onto the teeth and activated using the laser.

How long does Teeth Whitening Treatment take?

The treatment takes about an hour if a laser teeth whitening is performed and takes about up to 2 hours if a professional teeth whitening is performed.

Are there any risks of Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth whitening have some risks as well like every procedure such as

  • Temporary increase in tooth sensitivity
  • Mild irritation of the gum

These conditions are temporary and will disappear within in 1 to 3 days after the treatment.

Devices used in Teeth Whitening

Laser device will be used to activate the chemicals in the whitening material for a faster treatment and can make the teeth lighter up to six shades. A device giving blue light is focused onto the teeth to activate the bleaching process. Also a to rubber dam is used to protect the gums.

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Aminata Koker

I would like to have a teeth whitening treatment

Dear Aminata,
We will be contacting you to arrange appointment and give you the details about the treatment.
Kind regards,

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