Teeth whitening is the procedure of bleaching the natural color of your teeth by using various agents and laser light, in other words bleaching 3-4 tones. Whitening can be carried out in the clinic under the supervision of your dentist. In the meantime, a bleaching agent is applied onto your teeth and gums in a controlled manner and whitening is obtained with laser support. This procedure, which is carried out in the clinic and is called "in-office whitening", can last from half an hour to 1 hour. Afterwards, special plates are prepared according to the measurement taken from the teeth of the individual who underwent whitening procedure. With these plates, the individual maintains the whitening procedure with gels at home, known as "at-home whitening", so as to be at least 4 hours. Your doctor will decide on how many sessions of in-office and at-home whitening will be carried out, after examining your teeth. At-home whitening is necessary to make the whitening performed in the clinic long-lasting. In some cases it may be possible to obtain result only with at-home whitening while in some cases, it may be healthier not to perform the whitening procedure at all.
How long does the effects of the whitening procedure last?
Maintaining at-home whitening after in-office whitening will help make whitening long-lasting. Furthermore, it is necessary to avoid drinks and foods such as tea, coffee, which may cause stains on your teeth during this period. You can consult your doctor about the points to take into account during and after the whitening procedure.