Dental Bleaching

Combined Bleaching (Bleaching applied both at home and the clinic)

What is combined dental bleaching?

  • In this method, at-home and in-office bleaching methods are applied in a combined fashion. After application at the office or clinic, the procedure is reinforced with at-home bleaching for 2 to 3 days.

What should I keep in mind after having my dental bleached?

  • After bleaching, especially in the first two weeks after the procedure, all colored drinks such as tea, coffee, and wine, soft drinks, such as coke, and tobacco products should be avoided. Otherwise, teeth may discolor early after the bleaching.

Is there any harm or any side effects from dental bleaching?

  • Bleaching may cause a little teeth sensitivity. This sensitivity may be to air, as well as to hot or cold food and drinks. This is a normal and expected side effect. The teeth sensitivity is expected to disappear within 24 to 48 hours. A physician should be consulted in case of an unexpected situation.

How are dental bleached?

  • Dental bleaching is a process of removing the colored organic and inorganic substances formed in the porous enamel and dentin structures on the surface of the teeth using bleaching gels.

Is teeth bleaching permanent?

  • After bleaching, teeth gradually discolor over time. Discoloration reoccurs in 6 months to 1 year depending on patient’s frequency of consuming colored drinks (tea, coffee, wine, coke, etc.) and smoking. The bleaching becomes permanent when repeated every 4 to 6 months for 1 or 2 sessions.

Does bleaching damage the teeth?

  • As long as it is performed by a dentist, teeth bleaching is completely harmless for the teeth.