TEETH WHITENING METHODS: LASER TEETH WHITENING & “HOME KITS”

TEETH WHITENING METHODS: LASER TEETH WHITENING & “HOME KITS”

Cosmetic Dentistry TEETH WHITENING METHODS: LASER TEETH WHITENING & “HOME KITS”
  • 7 January 2021
  • Dt. Hasan Karatay

A strong smile is a feature that many people desire. In addition to healthy teeth, whiteness of teeth is also an important element in aesthetics. There is a certain connection between a beautiful white smile and self-confidence. Teeth naturally turn yellow due to the effects of foods, beverages, smoking, age etc. Whiter teeth have a positive effect on human mood. Proper tooth brushing and flossing are also important to prevent tooth staining however, yellowing may not be prevented over time. Toothpastes can help remove stains on your teeth, and some also have extra whitening chemicals. This may provide some degree of whiteness, but it will never have the same effect as applying a professional tooth whitening technique in a clinic. Professional whitening methods are used to remove both surface and deep stains of teeth and whiten their natural color more.

Two of the teeth whitening methods used nowadays are the laser tooth whitening method and the use of "home kits".

Home Kits

When "home kits" are used, whitening is expected to occur after a certain number of sessions. Many have a bleaching gel containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and apparatus for their application. After applying the gel to the teeth is expected to affect the stains by waiting for a certain time. To achieve the desired effect it must be used regularly and correctly.

These kits can be purchased from dental clinics, online or even retailers, and are cheaper but less effective than laser whitening treatment in a professional dental clinic. Of course we also recommend to use them after a specialist doctor's examination. However, it should be noted that the results may vary by individual. Compared to laser whitening, achieving the desired results may require several sessions.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is one of the most common ways to solve the problem of tooth discoloration. It has become widely preferred in recent years because it is seen as a safe and fast method. For this procedure, it is necessary to go to a suitable dental clinic and get professional support. Your dentist will tell you if this method is suitable for you after you have examined your teeth.

A rubber protector is placed in the mouth to protect the patient's gums before the whitening process begins. A special whitening gel is then applied to the patient's teeth. In addition, another gel is applied which reacts when the laser acts. The reaction is accelerated as a result of the laser application and the formation of oxygen in the content of the whitening gel begins. The process whitens the tooth surface and the lower surface of the tooth by penetrating. It takes 45 minutes for laser application. Laser whitening procedure provides brightness up to 2 or 3 shades.

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