OPC Klinik

Oral and Dental Health

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a simple, non-damaging treatment to change the natural color of your teeth and an ideal way to improve the beauty of your smile. If you are happy with the shape and arrangement of your teeth and your teeth are healthy, teeth whitening is an ideal esthetic application for you. Teeth whitening treatments can be performed in a variety of ways. The three most popular are in-clinic bleaching, at-home bleaching, and a combination of the two. In-clinic bleaching consists of 40-minute sessions on average, during which the bleaching agent is applied directly by the dentist. Home bleaching, on the other hand, involves placing the bleaching agent in specially made transparent plates at home over about 1 to 2 weeks after your doctor has taken measurements. In some cases, as deemed appropriate by your doctor, bleaching started in the clinic will continue with bleaching at home. You should consult your dentist to find the method that is appropriate for you. Since teeth whitening only changes the color of natural teeth, veneers and fillings must be carefully examined and identified and, if necessary, replaced after the whitening procedure.
When you decide to whiten your teeth, how will the process work?

Although teeth whitening is a simple and painless treatment, a thorough dental examination is essential before beginning this process. Identifying and treating active decay and cracked and worn teeth will prevent the whitening agents from damaging the teeth.
Then, if necessary, tartar cleaning is performed to remove stones and stains on the teeth.

Photographs are taken to determine the original color of your teeth.

Clinical application is made in 2 sessions, each lasting 40 minutes. With home-type bleaching, measurements are taken at the first appointment, and the plaque and bleaching agent produced are delivered at the second appointment. When the product delivered is finished, your dentist will invite you for an examination.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. However, by brushing your teeth regularly and having your teeth cleaned every six months, you can maintain the whitening effect for many years. There is no harm in renewing the teeth whitening treatment as needed.