All You Need to Know about Teeth Whitening
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a common procedure in dentistry aiming to lighten the natural colour of the teeth without removing teeth or the surface of teeth. Not everybody has bright and white teeth naturally. Ageing, smoking, excessive consumption of products causing stain teeth such as tea, coffee or red wine may also affect the colour of teeth and may lead decolourization.
Decoloured or yellow teeth may cause low self esteem and discomfort. Many people with decoloured teeth complain that they cannot smile freely although they want to, women complain about the inability to wear nude/pale lipsticks due to yellow teeth.
Teeth whitening procedure offers a pain-free and long lasting solution for people who have decoloured teeth.
How is Teeth Whitening Performed?
Length of Teeth Whitening procedure: This may take 1 to 2 hours depending on the condition of the teeth.
Inpatient or Outpatient: Outpatient
Anaesthesia: No need for anaesthesia
MCAN Health’s dentists use the latest technology for teeth whitening procedures.
Your MCAN Health dentist first cleans your teeth thoroughly to remove any remains and tartar on your teeth. Then the shade (colour) of your teeth is recorded by your MCAN Health dentist. To protect your gums from the whitening/bleaching material, your dentist will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums. After the protection for gums is in place, your dentist will apply the whitening/bleaching compound to the surface of your teeth. Then this chemical will be activated via laser light. This process is done two more times. Then your dentist will wash and rinse your teeth; remove the protection to see the results of whitening by comparing it with previous shade of your teeth.
This is an easy dentistry procedure with no pain and no need for anaesthesia.
Instructions for Pre-Operation
This operation does not require you to do much before the operation. In any case, you will have a chat about pre and post operation instructions with your MCAN Health dentist. You may be required to:
• Keep your teeth clean before the teeth whitening procedure.
• Inform your MCAN Health dentist about your medical record.
Instructions for Post-Operation
The durability of the effect of your teeth whitening procedure is very much depended on you. As long as you give the basic care to your teeth, the brightness of your teeth will last long.
• For few days after the surgery, you may be advised to avoid any product that leave stain on your teeth such as coffee, tea, wine, etc.
• Your MCAN Health dentist may prescribe you with a special gel in case you have sensitivity in the area treated
Results of Teeth Whitening
You can check our before after gallery for results of teeth whitening here.
After your Teeth Whitening in Turkey by MCAN Health, you will:
• Have brighter and whiter teeth.
• Feel more confident.
• Will smile and laugh by showing your teeth with no hesitation.
• Feel happier.