A healthy smile is a white smile. Unfortunately our beloved foods and beverages can damage, stain and discolour our natural teeth. The enamel on our teeth is porous and susceptible to acids and staining. Oranges, tomatoes, some berries, sports drinks, soft drinks, wine and candies contain acids that can wear away at our enamel. The protective layer on the outside of our teeth. Acids strip our enamel and staining chemicals are free to discolour teeth. Even when we take these things out of our diets, our teeth remain stained and discoloured. Despite our best oral hygiene habits, we can’t seem to improve the whiteness of our teeth. Professional teeth whitening could be the answer you’re looking for, with immediate and gradual results. After our professional teeth whitening treatment, patients have an improved whiter smile. Over the next week, patients can also experience further, gradual whitening.
Am I suitable for laser teeth whitening?
The daily consumption of staining discolouring foods and beverages like tea and coffee can leave us insecure about our smile. If this sounds like you, you could benefit from professional teeth whitening.
Tooth whitening is suitable for patients without crowns, veneers, fillings and root treatments on their front teeth. Calcium deposits should also be addressed before treatment as the whitening process can highlight these areas, although usually settle in a few weeks. If you have gum disease or receding gums, whitening treatment is also not advised.
How does professional teeth whitening differ from at-home teeth whitening?
Home-whitening kits and whitening strips contain a few different bleaching chemicals such as: Chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite, and hydrogen peroxide. Usually these chemicals are between 10%-15% concentration to avoid sensitivity. Whitening toothpastes can contain these chemicals and/or contain abrasive materials designed to damage the top layer of enamel.
Clinics in the European Union are only able to provide teeth whitening solutions with up to 6% bleaching concentration. Here at Dentares Smile Clinic, in Turkey, we are able to use a powerful 30-40% bleaching solution to tackle the heaviest of stains.