As time passes, the teeth may turn yellow and stain due to tea, coffee, acidic beverages, cigarettes and incorrect dental care. Laser teeth whitening is an effective solution to treat this condition and also it is easy, reliable and affordable treatment.
Who can have laser teeth whitening?
- Persons who have stain and yellowish colour on their teeth , even though they pay attention to dental and oral care.
- Smeared, stained persons due to cigarettes, coffee, tea and acidic beverages.
- Persons with teeth staining as a result of some antibiotics used under 12 years of age.
- Yellowing and staining on the inside of the tooth.
- People with congenital yellow teeth.
- Persons who experience yellowing of their teeth as a result of a febrile illness.
- Traumatized as a result of previous dental treatments, resulting in yellowing of the teeth persons.
Teeth whitening should NOT be performed on people with the following conditions:
- People under the age of 18.
- Pregnant women.
- People who do not reduce excessive tea and coffee consumption.
- People whose teeth are exposed as a result of gingival extraction.
- People who are allergic to solutions and medications that are being used during treatment.
- People with restorations like implants or veneers on their teeth.
Laser Teeth Whitening Process
Before starting tooth whitening treatment with laser, it is evaluated whether the person is suitable for the treatment. Before treatment, the teeth are brushed with a fluoride-free toothpaste. Just before the procedure, the dentist performs a tooth cleaning.
Gums and lips are protected by applying special protective agents. Whitening gel is applied to the teeth. Each zone is exposed to the laser beam for approximately 30 seconds. The duration of the laser beam varies depending on the gel, laser device and the condition of the tooth. After all areas have been exposed to laser radiation, the preservatives are removed and the process is completed.
Considerations After Laser Whitening Process
In the first 24 hours after treatment;
- Teeth may have sensitivity. Dentist recommended painkillers reduce this sensitivity.
- The bleaching reaction continues during this time. Therefore, any colorant food (tea, coffee, acidic beverages, fruit juices, curry sauce, paste foods, etc.) should not be consumed.
- No smoking. If possible, the cigarette should be stopped completely, if not reduced.
Laser whitening is not harmful if performed under the control of the dentist. The effect of bleaching can last up to 2-3 years. This time can be extended if the teeth are well cared for. This period may be shortened if activities such as coffee and cigarette smoking continue to cause yellowing of the teeth.