CAN TEETH BLEACHING BE APPLIED TO EVERYONE?

Tooth whitening (bleaching) treatment is mostly reccomended for young and young adult patients. Bleaching should be applied to healthy mouths, therefore dental caries, abrasions and periodontal disease should be treated before bleaching. Otherwise tooth sensitivity can occur. Whitening products which are sold, shouldn't be used without dentist examination.

 

Bleaching is known to be particularly successful in people who have yellowish colored teeth. Grayish colored teeth are harder to succeed in whitening. Also, the success rate differs from person to person and according to the tooth type.  So the expectations should be talkted about with your dentist beforehand.

 

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT METHODS IN WHITENING?

There are currently two types of bleaching: Office type and home bleaching type.
Mild to moderate colored teeth may be treated with 1-hour office type bleaching. Moderate to severely colored teeth however, need additional home type bleaching after the 1-hour office bleaching.

Office bleaching requires the dentist to apply the bleaching gel on the teeth, with or without the help of an illuminating light. 

Home bleaching is when the dentist puts together plaques and gives out the home bleaching gel to the patient. The patient uses the gel with the plaques during sleep. This type of treatment takes more time (1-2 weeks) but a lighter color of teeth are achieved and hopefully the whiteness lasts longer.