Tooth whitening – BLEACHING is a dental application to remove darker-than-normal teeth due to enamel and dentin structure and tooth discoloration due to various causes.

Due to years of exposure to external factors, darkening of the colors of the teeth occurs. In order to remove these tooth discolorations, a satisfactory whitening can be achieved in the colors of the teeth with the teeth whitening procedures to be applied at home or in the dentist’s office.

With the teeth whitening process, bleaching up to 9-10 tons (3m scale) can be achieved harmlessly. The materials used during teeth whitening are for professional use and are made with drugs specially prepared for the person after the dentist’s examination. Agents sold in cosmetics that are not made under the control of a dentist are very ineffective and can damage tooth structures.

Food residues accumulated on the teeth, tooth staining due to tea – coffee – smoking and tooth brushing habits are cleaned with tartar and dental plaque cleaning to be done in the office and by polishing to be done afterwards. After these procedures, the teeth are ready for the teeth whitening process.

Tooth discoloration due to the structure of the teeth, which develops due to drugs, cannot be removed by this cleaning process. To remove these, Teeth Whitening-Bleaching will provide successful results.

Tooth Bleaching can be applied in 2 ways.

1. Home Bleaching: It is a method of teeth whitening that you can apply yourself at home, with the guidance and instructions of your dentist. A personalized tooth whitening plate is prepared with the tooth measurement taken from the patient’s mouth. When you go to bed at night, a water-based tooth whitening drug is placed in this plaque and whitening is obtained with the plaque and drug that remains in the mouth all night. This process is applied for 7-10 days depending on the whitening amount of the teeth and the desired result.

2. Office Type Teeth Whitening: It is the teeth whitening process applied by the dentist in cases where tooth whitening is desired to be fast. The gums are isolated, the medicine is applied on the teeth, and the blue light used in beam fillings is applied to increase the effectiveness of the teeth whitening medicine. When the desired whiteness is achieved after repeated teeth whitening sessions, the teeth whitening process is terminated. However, recent research recommends continuing the home-type teeth whitening method as a supplement after office bleaching.

What should be considered in teeth whitening:

Teeth Whitening (Bleacing) is a dental application that must be done under the control of a dentist, by strictly following the instructions.

Fluoride applications should be applied for tooth sensitivity that may occur during the teeth whitening process. In this dental practice, the dentist’s recommendations should be strictly followed.

Tooth decays, tooth cracks, broken areas in the teeth can cause tooth whitening gel to cause tooth sensitivity through these areas. Such dental problems must be eliminated before the teeth whitening procedure.

During the teeth whitening process, teeth-colouring foods such as tea, coffee, and cigarettes should be avoided, and regular tooth brushing and oral and dental health care procedures should be carefully applied.

Teeth whitening should not be applied in patients whose tooth roots are exposed due to gingival recession.


Shape of the teeth and discoloration of the teeth are aesthetic problems that can cause problems up to psychological disorders in many patients. People may want to have whiter teeth that are associated with health due to their social life or professional position.

With the development of aesthetic restoration materials in dentistry, all kinds of color, shape and position disorders in teeth can be easily resolved. However, teeth whitening is often preferred in discolored teeth because it is more protective.

The free availability of home dental care products, which are now sold even in markets, creates the danger of using substances used outside the control of the dentist without proper diagnosis of discoloration and uncontrolled use of teeth without radiographic examination. Problems such as missed restorations, sensitivity caused by tooth decay, weak tooth enamel and cracks in the tooth, abrasions in the tooth, damage to the gingiva, damage to the soft tissues of the tooth can occur as a result of teeth whitening applications performed without the control of a dentist.


Teeth may become discolored for internal and external reasons. External discoloration can be caused by various foods, staining factors such as tea, coffee, cigarettes, wine, bacterial plaque on the tooth.