Aesthetic Dentistry

LASER TEETH WHITENING

“A better appearance” is the motto of every individual today. A better appearance means appearance in the physical sense. Well-groomed hair, well-groomed skin and well-groomed teeth.

In order for the teeth to have a well-groomed appearance, there should be no stains on them and they should have a white and bright appearance. Of course, gum health should also be in place, but this is a separate issue.

There are various reasons why teeth appear dark in color. Some are congenitally yellow or stained. In the past, this was the fate of the person. But today, it is possible to solve yellow and stained teeth with many whitening methods. Many whitening methods and techniques can give your teeth a whiter appearance. You can find general information about laser teeth whitening, one of these methods, in our blog post.

FIRST OF ALL, TO WHOM ARE LASER TEETH WHITENING METHODS APPLIED?

  1. People whose teeth have yellowed over time. Individuals who have white teeth when they are young and whose teeth turn yellow over time. Even if these individuals take great care of their teeth, over time, the enamel layer becomes thinner and the color of the dentin layer under the tooth, which gives the color to the actual tooth, becomes obvious and the tooth looks more yellow.
  2. Some types of antibiotics should not be used under the age of 12. These antibiotics are tetracycline group antibiotics. They cause yellow or even brown discoloration of the teeth. Unless they are very intense stains, they can be removed by bleaching.
  3. In the coloration present in the inner part of the tooth, which we call fluorosis.
  4. In individuals with congenital yellow teeth. (Just as some people’s hair color is black and some people’s hair color is yellow.) The color of the teeth may also be different depending on the person. Especially the teeth of white-skinned people look more yellow.
  5. When an aesthetic dental application is performed, when the color of the restoration is desired to be white, the lower teeth should also be lightened.
  6. Teeth that are damaged as a result of root canal treatment or trauma change color by bruising, it is applied on such teeth.
  7. Teeth turn yellow and change color as a result of febrile diseases before their development is completed in the mouth.

WHO IS NOT ALLOWED TO UNDERGO LASER TEETH WHITENING?

  1. Individuals under 18 years of age
  2. Pregnant individuals
  3. Those who consume tea and cigarettes heavily and cannot restrict their use during treatment
  4. Allergic to the solution used
  5. In cases where the root surfaces are exposed as a result of cracks, fractures and gum recession.
  6. Porcelain and composite restorations on the teeth.

HOW IS LASER TEETH WHITENING APPLIED?

First of all, it is evaluated whether the tooth structure and the person is suitable for this treatment. In suitable individuals, a picture is taken. The first state of tooth color is recorded. If the coloration of the person’s teeth is dark and stubborn, home bleaching should be performed.

Before laser whitening;

  • Teeth should be brushed with a paste that does not contain flour (before the person comes to the session)
  • Teeth are cleaned with pumice (at the beginning of the whitening session)
  • Gums and lips are protected with special protectors.
  • Whitening gel-powder is applied to the teeth and each area is irradiated for 30 seconds. This irradiation time varies according to the device and gel used for each tooth.
  • The session is completed by removing the protective gel and protective barriers. If needed, home whitening is continued.
  • If home whitening will not be continued, it is absolutely necessary to avoid drinks and foods that may cause tooth discoloration such as tea, coffee and cigarettes within 24 hours.

WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF LASER TEETH WHITENING?

This period varies from person to person. In general, it may take 2-3 years. During this period, the amount of tea, coffee and oral care is very important. If tea and coffee consumption is careful and oral care is done well, this period can be prolonged. In the opposite case, the period is shortened.

If tooth whitening by-products are used with the advice of a doctor, this period is prolonged.

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