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How Is Teeth Whitening Applied?

Teeth whitening methods differ according to the technique used and application areas. These methods are as follows:

Home teeth whitening: For the home-type teeth whitening method, known as home teeth whitening, personalized whitening trays are prepared by taking an intraoral impression. A certain amount of teeth whitening gel (10-15% carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) is applied into this prepared plaque. It is a treatment applied by using the trays for at least 4-6 hours during the day for an average of 10-15 days or 8-10 days during night sleep.

Office type teeth whitening (Whitening in a clinical setting): This method is also known as “Laser teeth whitening method” and is applied by the physician in the clinic. The application time is shorter than other methods. The whitening gel applied on the teeth by the dentist is activated with the help of UV light or laser and the whitening process takes an average of one hour.

Combined teeth whitening (Home + office whitening): In this method, teeth whitening is applied together at home and in the office environment. The procedure is supported by home whitening for 2-3 days after the application in the clinic.

Single tooth whitening (internal whitening): It is applied to teeth that change color after root canal treatment. The filling in the tooth is removed, whitening gel is applied to the opened cavity and then the tooth is closed with a temporary filling. Sessions are repeated at 3-day intervals until the desired color is reached.

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