Teeth Whitening - Bleaching | Private Family Dental

It is an oxygenation method used to whiten teeth that have changed color for various reasons or to lighten a personalized tooth color a few tones.

The natural colors of the teeth become darker with years and external factors.

With the teeth whitening process, which can be done in the office or at home, the teeth are opened by 2-10 tons, a satisfactory whitening and a beautiful smile are obtained. Bleaching process must be applied under professional control.

There are 2 types of discoloration on the teeth.

1-Internal discoloration: These are the discolorations that have penetrated into the teeth and cannot be removed by brushing. Structural defects that occur during the formation of teeth are also included in this class. The whitening process is very successful in such cases.

2-External staining: These are the colorations that adhere to the tooth surface from some foods, cigarettes, tea and coffee staining substances. Mostly, it is possible to get rid of these stains with tartar cleaning and professional brushing afterwards. Different colorations require different treatments. For this reason, it is best for you to decide together with our dentists what type of application should be done.

How is the bleaching process done?

Whitening is the process of removing the discoloration that occurs in the structure of the teeth. There are two different teeth whitening methods currently known. The first of these is a method that the patient can apply on his own, the stages are as follows:

  • Physician to take measurements from the mouth and prepare thin rubber molds that you can put on your teeth,
  • The patient places a medicine in a special mold prepared for him and wears this mold on the teeth to be whitened for at least 6 - 8 hours a day (preferably asleep),
  • Termination of treatment in an average of 1 – 4 weeks. The second method is whitening performed by a physician in the clinic, which is applied as follows:
  • The bleaching agent is placed on the tooth by a physician experienced in this procedure.
  • A white light source is kept on the relevant tooth for a certain period of time.
  • A white light source is kept on the relevant tooth for a certain period of time.
  • Although both methods are effective, the choice depends on the degree of discoloration, how quickly the treatment is desired to be terminated, and the physician's opinion.

Is it safe?


According to studies, teeth whitening is extremely effective and safe if done under the supervision of your dentist. Teeth and gums are not damaged in any way.

Will teeth go back to their original shape after whitening?

Teeth will always be whiter than before. However, depending on the habits and oral care of the patients, reinforcement therapy may be required.

What will I have to endure during treatment?

If you smoke, do not smoke while the rubber mold is in your mouth (applicable for household bleaching). Mild cold-hot sensitivity that will disappear with the end of the treatment.

How long do whitened teeth stay white?

Teeth whitened with different bleaching methods stay white for a few years. But this time varies from person to person. Eating and drinking habits, smoking and brushing habits affect the whiteness of the teeth.

It should be noted that bleaching may not always provide the whiteness you want. The whitening rate depends on the tone of your teeth before the whitening process and varies from person to person. Therefore, you should discuss your expectations with your dentist in advance.