To put it mildly, the 2015 wedding season has begun. All preparations are in full swing for that special day. Are you ready for that smile that won’t be missing from your face? While planning everything down to the smallest detail, have you ever thought about this? Having a pure white smile is just as close as your dentist.

There are many urban legends about teeth bleaching. As soon as you start thinking about it, you have crazy questions in your head. Will your teeth be able to be whitened? How will you determine the right and safest method in this information pollution? Can you solve this with a simple method that you can apply at home? Does teeth bleaching harm your teeth or gums? Does a miraculous toothpaste or baking soda help you out? etc.

Let’s start with the question of who can have bleaching done. The answer is simple, everyone except children, but there are conditions. The most important requirement is having healthy teeth and gums. If you have cavities and bleeding gums, you must first solve these problems. Secondly, your teeth must be clean, and foreign attachments such as tartar must be cleaned. In addition to these, you should know that coatings and fillings will not be whitened with the whitening process. That is, if you have a coating or filling on your smile line, you will need to replace it after whitening.

The most important thing you need to know is that teeth whitening does not harm your teeth, melt your enamel, or leave permanent damage, etc. During or after the procedure, there may be sensitivity to hot and cold. This is a temporary situation, and your doctor will guide you in relieving it if you experience any discomfort.

We can roughly say that there are three whitening methods. Home type, office type, and office type applied with laser.

The easiest is the home type bleaching that you can apply yourself at home on simple trays. You hardly experience sensitivity problems with this method, but the results are very weak.

Office-type teeth whitening procedures are only performed by dentists in a clinical setting. The procedure is done using only chemicals or with the accompaniment of a laser. The biggest advantage of the laser is that it reduces sensitivity. Besides that, the methods of application and the results are almost identical. Your dentist will cover your gums with a special protective gel and apply whitening chemicals to the tooth surfaces. In laser whitening, after the medication is applied to the teeth, laser light is applied to the tooth surfaces. This procedure is repeated 2-3 times with sessions lasting approximately 10-15 minutes. Before the procedure, be sure to look at the color of your teeth so that you have a chance to compare after the procedure.

The results are truly successful, but don’t expect miracles from your doctor. Of course, there are patients who have created amazing differences, but the outcome depends on you. The amount of whitening can range from 8 shades to just 2 shades, depending on you, the quality of your tooth enamel, and your use before and after the procedure. We can estimate the outcome beforehand, but we cannot guarantee it. If you want better results, you can improve the results you get by having the whitening done again under the guidance of your doctor.

There is only one thing you need to pay attention to after whitening. A ban on consuming-colored foods. Depending on the whitening method you choose, the duration will vary, but you will need to stay away from coloring things for a period of 48 hours to 10 days. If you have habits such as smoking, tea, coffee, etc., you should think twice before having the whitening done.