The most necessary things for an aesthetic smile are teeth that look spotless and clean. For this reason, the most frequently requested aesthetic dentistry practice is the practice of teeth whitening.
Consumed foods affect the colour of the tooth-like coffee and tea beverages, tobacco and tobacco products, drugs, dental care of the patient, and may change the colour of the spots on the teeth and teeth for similar reasons, which can cause negativity in people. In addition, these negative changes in tooth colour may not always be eliminated by regular brushing, and at this point, teeth whitening treatments applied within the scope of Aesthetic Dentistry are the only solution.
Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow? Why Are Teeth Colored?
Not everyone’s tooth colour is the same, and the genetic structure has an effect on natural tooth colours. Over time, a change in the colour of the teeth can also occur for different reasons. The causes of discolouration of teeth can be examined in two main categories as internal and external spots.
External spots (extrinsic spots):
External spotting affects the surface of the enamel layer located on the outermost part of the teeth. Tooth enamel can easily change colour, and one of the most important features of external spots in the correctable quality. Stains on the surface of the tooth are considered a return to lifestyle. Tea, coffee, tobacco and tobacco products are the most common factors that cause yellowing of the teeth.
Nicotine and tar found in tobacco products cause yellow spots on the surface of the tooth. At this stage, a simple answer can be given to the question of how to prevent yellowing of the teeth. The general rule is that any food and drink that leaves a mark on clothes can also leave a mark on teeth. Foods and beverages such as red wine, chocolate, blueberries, beets and pomegranates are foods rich in pigments that can stick to tooth enamel. Another cause of external spots is acidic foods and drinks that wear out the tooth enamel and allow pigments to hold onto the enamel.
unlike External spots, internal spots are formed in a bone-like layer of the tooth called dentin. The drugs used can cause internal staining of the teeth. Especially in children, antibiotics used during periods when tooth development is not yet complete are known to form internal spots in yellow and brown tones on the teeth. In adulthood, internal staining due to drug use may also occur. Antipsychotics, antihistamines, blood pressure medications, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are among the main factors that cause internal teeth spots in adulthood.
It is also possible to talk about various elements that affect the colour of the teeth, regardless of the internal and external factors that cause tooth staining. At the beginning of these elements are genetic factors. Some individuals may naturally have brighter tooth enamel than others, while some people may look more yellow because the enamel layer is thinner and the dentin layer will increase in prominence. In addition to all this, age progression can also change the colour of the teeth. As age progresses, the tooth enamel becomes thinner and the teeth become more yellow. Although oral care is of great importance to prevent discolouration of the teeth and maintain their natural colour, it may not be enough to have whiter teeth. In this case, teeth whitening treatments may be required.
How Are Teeth Whitened?
In general, two different techniques are used to get whiter and cleaner teeth. Home teeth whitening and office teeth whitening. Both methods can be used in some patients.
What Is Office-Type Teeth Whitening? How Is It Done?
The most effective method of teeth whitening is office-type whitening. Before office-type teeth whitening, performed by specialist dentists in clinics, patients should clean the tooth stones, if any. Then, the gums are coated with protective substances and chemical agents that have a whitening effect are applied to the teeth. Chemical agents need to be activated and a special blue light is applied to turn on the colour of the tooth. With office-type teeth whitening, the colour of the teeth can be quickly opened up to 3-4 tons, and the persistence of the resulting result also lasts a long time.
What Is Home Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is the method by which treatments are performed at home. In this whitening treatment, patients need to take oral measurements. Individual transparent plaques are prepared in accordance with the oral dimensions taken. A special gel containing a tooth whitening agent along with transparent plaque is given to the patient and detailed information about how to perform the whitening process is given. Home teeth whitening, based on the principle of applying gels that have a whitening effect on the teeth and installing transparent plaques, may vary depending on the state of discolouration in the patient’s teeth for how many hours a day and for how long. As with all aesthetic dentistry practices, teeth whitening treatment should be planned in person.
Are knee whitening treatments permanent?
The persistence process of teeth whitening treatments may vary with the type of teeth whitening treatment applied and the adaptation of individuals to nutrition and care processes after treatment. In people who use drinks and products that affect the colour of tooth enamel, such as cigarettes, tea and Tobacco, teeth whitening treatment may take less time than in those who do not use the persistence process. Teeth whitening treatment can be repeated again if necessary.
Who is suitable for Teeth Whitening?
People who are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth, who have a spot on their teeth, who do not have teeth or gum disease, which can be an obstacle to teeth whitening treatment, are suitable for this treatment. Teeth whitening can be done alone or in a way that complements the treatments applied within the scope of Smile Design. Before teeth whitening is done, patients should have a general dental examination and possible problems should be corrected before treatment.
What Is the Best Teeth Whitening Method?
Teeth whitening treatments can be done in dental clinics or in the form of using tailor-made transparent plaques and whitening gels at home. In order to get the most effective results, it may be recommended to apply both treatments simultaneously. The most effective personalized treatment method should be determined as a result of an examination by specialist dentists.
Is Teeth Whitening safe?
Teeth whitening treatment is a fairly safe aesthetic dentistry practice. Teeth whitening treatment is not applied to pregnant women, nursing women and children under the age of 13. In people with dental and gum problems, the treatment of these problems should be completed first. It is not recommended to apply teeth whitening treatment to patients who have broken or cracked teeth, whose tooth roots are significantly problematic and whose oral hygiene is not appropriate.
Is Teeth Whitening Treatment painful?
A slight sensitivity may occur during or after teeth whitening treatment. All of these effects are temporary. A few days after treatment, patients experience no side effects. If an unexpected condition is encountered, dentists should be consulted.
What Should Be Considered After Teeth Whitening?
Depending on the preferred technique, the duration of the effect of teeth whitening may vary. But in order for this effect to be maintained and maintained for longer, there are some elements that patients should also pay attention to.
- Avoid tea, coffee, acidic and sugary drinks that may change the colour of your teeth.
- It should be noted that there are also some foods that can change the colour of your teeth, such as some drinks. After teeth whitening, care should be taken not to consume foods such as balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, highly pigmented fruits, chocolate.
- One of the most important points to pay attention to after teeth whitening is to pay attention to oral and dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth regularly, flossing during oral care and providing oral hygiene with mouthwashes will both increase the persistence of teeth whitening results and contribute to oral health.
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