Teeth Whitening / Bleaching

Teeth whitening is the process of dissolving the pigmentation permeated inside the tooth. This process is different than plaque or tartar removal. For teeth whitening to be successful, your dentist first cleans the plaque and tartar that covers the surface of your teeth, then starts the whitening process.

Teeth whitening can be done Office style at your dentist’s Office, or at your home via acrylic occlusal splint. Office type whitening has immidiately visible results, while home style whitening takes longer to show results. The most important parts of teeth whitening are using the correct chemicals and your dentist’s experience in using them.


Teeth whitening (Bleaching) can be done through chemical, photothermal or photochemical methods, depending on how dense the pigmentation in your tooth is. This density also changes the necessary time frame fort his treatment to be done.

Bleaching (Teeth Whitening)

Teeth can lose brighness in time due to prolonged use of antibiotics, genetic factors, traumas, lack of hygiene, smoking, frequent use of pigmented drinks like coffee and tea or old age.


At Aydinmakina Dental Polyclinic it’s very easy for your teeth to regain their brightness and whitess with no pain. You can spare a lunch break to achieve a bright and shiny smile and with no harm done to your teeth.


Bleaching can be done either at home or in Office. In our polyclinic, we protect our patients gums and apply the chemicals on their teeth, whitening assisted by blue light. Within an hour we can achieve brightness change up to 5 tones.


For at home processing, we take digital scanner imprints of our patients to prepare special splints toa pply bleach. Then your dentist explains how to use these splints correctly, and this whitening set is handed to the patient. After a week of this processing, we can achieve brightness change up to 5 tones brighter.


This teeth whitening results will last for at least 2 years. If the patient takes care of dental hygiene, it can last more than 2 years. The most common complaint after teeth whitening is sensitivity after the treatment. This sensitivity lasts for at most 24 hours and doesn’t effect the patients life quality.


Whitening chemical processing continues for the first 2 days after the treatment. The patient needs to be careful about not consuming pigmented goods, especially highly colouring foods like tea, coffee, cigarettes, red wine, soy sauce, tomato paste.

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Questions & Answers

Does teeth whitening harm the teeth?

Bleaching can be done in-office or at-home solutions, and contrary to popular belief it’s not harmful to the teeth.

Can I see immidiate results with bleaching?

In-office treament yields immidiate results, while at-home treatment takes longer to show change.

Why do teeth lose their whiteness?

Congenital anomalies during teeth development, antibiotic use at infancy or early childhood, cigarettes, and pigmented drinks such as tea and coffee causes teeth to lose brightness.

How long does the result lasts?

The duration of these results changes between each patient, while it will stay consistent between 6 months and 2 years. If the patient consumes too many pigmented goods, especially within the first 2 weeks, the results would fade sooner. How long the effects will last is primarily depended on the patient.

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