Teeth Whitening Treatment
The secret to a beautiful smile is having brighter and whiter teeth. Today, many people are paying attention to how their smile look and resorting to teeth whitening procedures to achieve a fascinating smile. The color of teeth can be affected by various everyday habits such as drinking tea, coffee, or red wine, smoking, and neglecting dental care. Or, teeth can start to lose their original color with age. If you are one of those people who are concerned about the way their smile looks, you might want to consider getting a teeth whitening treatment. Even though there are some whitening treatments you can apply at home, these treatments can be disappointing in most cases. This is why professional treatments are the way to go to get fast, safe, and impressive results.
What is the procedure?
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure that aims to lighten discoloured teeth and get rid of plaque and tartar deposits on the teeth. The procedure involves the use of a whitening agent (often called bleaching products) which is usually hydrogen peroxide. However, some treatments can involve the use of carbamide peroxide. This ingredient breaks down to hydrogen peroxide during the whitening procedure. As these active ingredients break down on the teeth oxygen gets into the enamel and lightens the shade of colour. Professional bleaching products contain higher percentages of peroxides compared to the at-home teeth whitening kits. The peroxide content in professional kits is often around 35% to 45%. Because of the higher peroxide content, usually, only a single session is sufficient to achieve lighter teeth.
The first step to the teeth whitening procedure is consultation. Your dentist will examine the condition of your teeth and determine whether you are suitable for the whitening process. If you are suitable for the procedure, your dental team will start treatment by putting a rubber shield on your gums to protect them from the whitening agent. Then the whitening product is applied to your teeth by using a specially made mouthguard-like tray.
Is teeth whitening painful?
Sometimes, the teeth whitening process can cause pain or discomfort. These side effects especially affect people with teeth sensitivity. Because of the powerful chemicals used in the whitening process, you might feel pain or discomfort during or after the treatment. To reduce possible discomfort your dentist will select the most suitable whitening products and adjust the length or frequency of your treatment. In addition to these measures, you might want to use a toothpaste recommended by your dentist and take special care after the procedure avoiding too cold or hot drinks and using a light hand while brushing your teeth.
How long does a teeth whitening process take?
You might be eager to achieve your dream smile with whiter teeth and wondering how long the whitening process takes. The good news is that the professional teeth whitening procedure only takes about 30-90 minutes depending on the condition of your teeth. However, the number of required sessions might vary based on the level of discoloration and the sensitivity of your teeth. To learn the exact length of your teeth whitening process you can consult your dentist.
Am I suitable for teeth whitening?
To decide whether you are suitable for the teeth whitening procedure or not, your dentist will factor in various aspects. The most suitable candidates for the procedure are people with healthy teeth, no restorations, and healthy gums. On the other hand, pregnant and lactating women, children younger than 16 years, people with other teeth problems such as cavities or tooth decay, and people who are allergic to peroxides are generally considered to be unsuitable for teeth whitening treatments. Scheduling a consultation appointment is extremely important to assess whether you are a suitable candidate or not.
What aftercare is required for teeth whitening?
Aftercare is crucial to preserve the freshly whitened look of your teeth and prevent dental damages. After your teeth whitening procedure, your teeth might be a little more sensitive than normal because of the weakened tubules or pores on the tooth surface. This is why it is often advised to stay away from too cold or hot drinks and meals as well as acidic food. Also, you might want to avoid coloured foods for the first 48 hours as this time frame is crucial for preserving the whiteness of the teeth. To prolong the effects of the treatment, dentists advise patients to quit smoking, brush regularly and use straws while drinking colouring beverages.
What is the difference between professional Heva Clinic teeth whitening and over the counter teeth whitening?
Anyone who is looking to whiten their teeth to achieve an overall better smile or prepare for an important upcoming event first needs to decide which type of application is right for them: over the counter or professional teeth whitening? To make an informed decision that suits your needs, you need to know about the differences between these two types of teeth whitening options.
The most important difference between over the counter or professional teeth whitening is the content of whitening active ingredients in the whitening product. The percentage of the whitening active ingredient is significantly higher than the over the counter teeth whitening products. This is because using high amounts of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide requires the supervision of a dentist. Hydrogen percentage in over the counter teeth whitening products is often around 6-7% while it is around 35% to 45% in professional kits. This means that professional teeth whitening treatments provide faster and longer lasting results in comparison to the over the counter ones. Furthermore, because your dental team will use perfectly fitting trays to apply the whitening product, professional treatments ensure better coverage and even whitening of the teeth. On the other hand, the “one size fits all” type over the counter whitening strips can leave some areas uncovered and give disappointing results. If you are not used to using over the counter whitening strips you might end up with oversensitivity and gum irritation. On the other hand, over the counter whitening strips are a cheaper option than professional whitening treatments. If you are on a budget, you might want to think about how many strips you would need to achieve the desired result and work out whether over the counter products are a better option for you. However, if you don’t mind spending a little bit more professional treatments can give you the smile you are looking for faster and safer.
How much does teeth whitening cost in Istanbul, Turkey?
If you have decided to go for a professional teeth whitening treatment. Choosing the best suited clinic that offers budget friendly and great results is extremely important. Our experienced dental team in Turkey can give you the best of both worlds. Because of the top-notch dental education in Turkey, you can find qualified and trustworthy dentists and dental clinics without any problem. Furthermore, because of the currency exchange rates and government policies around health tourism, the teeth whitening price in Turkey is affordable in comparison to other European countries. By choosing to pay a visit to Turkey for your teeth whitening treatment, you can spend a fraction of the money you would have normally spent, and also get a great trip to Turkey’s most beautiful places. The average teeth whitening price in Turkey is around $250. Depending on the clinic you choose the cost can vary between $100 and $700. Reach Heva Clinic’s medical consultants for further information!