Teeth whitening (Bleaching) is a procedure performed to correct the discoloration that occurs on teeth due to factors such as smoking, consumption of tea, coffee, and acidic food and drinks over the years and to bring the teeth as close to their original condition as possible. There are two different methods for this procedure.

Office-type whitening, which is performed by a dentist in a clinic. In the clinic, whitening is performed using a whitening gel applied to the teeth and a laser light that acts as an activator. It is a comfortable procedure that takes an average of 45 minutes and does not require anesthesia.

Home-type whitening, where a gel is applied to a tray prepared by the dentist and worn while sleeping, preferably. The tray is used for an average of 7-10 days. The success of both methods depends on the level of discoloration on the teeth, the thickness of the enamel layer, and the accurate identification of the causes of discoloration. If a proper treatment is applied by the dentist, noticeable lightening of up to 3-4 shades can occur in almost every case. Also, if the procedure is controlled and performed correctly, it does not cause permanent damage to the teeth.