Teeth Whitening

Over time, various factors can cause discoloration of our teeth. While some stains can be removed through tartar cleaning and polishing, others may persist, and it is possible to lighten the overall color of the teeth by several shades. The process of whitening the teeth using specific agents to remove deep-set stains or lighten their color is known as “teeth whitening.” Instead of more invasive treatments like crowns, teeth whitening offers a more conservative approach. Depending on the situation, teeth can become up to eight to ten shades lighter as a result of the whitening process.

Is Teeth Whitening Harmful to Teeth?

Studies have shown that teeth whitening under the supervision of a dentist does not harm the teeth. Fluoride treatments applied after whitening make the process even safer. However, over-the-counter whitening products that are not regulated can unfortunately damage teeth.


What Are the Side Effects of Teeth Whitening?

Whitening gels can cause sensitivity in the teeth. The level of sensitivity varies from person to person and can be triggered by cold or hot beverages. If sensitivity occurs, it can be reduced with fluoride and desensitizing treatments applied by the dentist. Additionally, toothpastes containing potassium nitrate and high levels of fluoride can help reduce sensitivity.

How Long Does It Take to Achieve Maximum Teeth Whiteness?

The results of teeth whitening vary from person to person. While some teeth may whiten quickly, others may require an additional one or two sessions. The success of whitening is generally higher when the teeth are more yellowed than gray.

How Long Does the Whiteness Last After Whitening?

The longevity of whitening results depends on how careful patients are about avoiding colored foods and smoking. Generally, re-staining can occur between 6 months to 2 years. Teeth that have undergone whitening should be checked after 6 months, and if necessary, tartar cleaning, polishing, and an additional whitening session may be recommended.

For more information about these procedures, which require knowledge and expertise, you can contact us through our Patient Consultation Line.

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