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White teeth, which are one of the signs of cleanliness and health, are among the sine qua non of aesthetic appearance while increasing self-confidence. Medications or structural causes used, especially the foods we consume in daily life, can lead to yellowing of the teeth. These yellows can be removed by Home, Office, combined or single teeth whitening. Unconscious bleaching, which is done in natural or unnatural ways, can cause irreversible damage to the teeth. Oral and dental health specialist Dr. Dentist in Turkey gave information about teeth whitening in Turkey methods and effects.

Tooth color may vary according to people

The process of teeth whitening is the treatment of the removal of colored substances formed in the structure of porous enamel and dentin on the surface of the teeth with teeth whitening gels. Tooth color may vary according to people. Internal and external source of these colors; the physiologic coloring, comprising after amalgam filling, the coloring, the use of antibiotics in pregnancy and infancy, depending on your colouring, depending on the root canal treatment, the tooth of the inner coloring, coffee, tea, cigarettes, often due to the use of products such as living tissue inside the tooth staining and as a result of trauma, such as losing the momentum of the colouring of different reasons.

The whitening process are different methods of 2 teeth

There are different methods of teeth whitening. Teeth whitening methods that differ depending on the technical and application areas include home teeth whitening, Office teeth whitening (whitening in a clinical setting), combined teeth whitening and single teeth whitening. Home teeth whitening method, known as home teeth whitening, is primarily measured from inside the mouth and personalized whitening plaques are prepared. A certain amount of teeth whitening gel is applied inside these plaques.

These people should use the plaque for at least 4-6 hours during the day for an average period of 1-15 days or 8-10 hours during night sleep. It is important to note that household teeth whitening should not apply the gel more than described. Otherwise, the gel that overflows through the plaque irritates the gums. In such a case, the gums should be washed immediately and the dentist should be contacted.

Teeth whitening method with Laser application time is shorter

Laser teeth whitening method application time is shorter. “Laser teeth whitening method, also known as office-type teeth whitening, which is performed in a clinical environment, is performed by a specialist doctor. This procedure, which is performed by activating the whitening gel applied by the dentist on the teeth with the help of UV light or laser, takes an average of about an hour.

Combine teeth whitening is used together with two methods

Two methods are used together in combined teeth whitening. In the combined teeth whitening method, which is home and office type whitening, the two methods are applied together. After the procedure in the clinic, the whitening process is supported by Home application for 2-3 days. In the only method of teeth whitening (internal whitening) applied to teeth that change color after root canal treatment, the filling on the tooth is removed, the whitening gel is applied to the opening cavity and the tooth is closed with temporary filling. Sessions are repeated every 3 days until they reach the desired color.

Smoking, tea and coffee consumption increases tooth coloration

Consumption of cigarettes, tea and coffee increases tooth coloration. The method of teeth whitening according to each individual’s condition varies. If the color of your teeth is not too dark under Normal conditions and you want to open a few shades, only laser type or household whitening is enough; applying a combined teeth whitening method to open the color of your teeth that have too much coloring due to cigarettes, coffee or tea allows you to get more effective results.

There is no harm in whitening done under the control of the dentist

There is no harm in whitening done under the control of the dentist in Turkey. Among the issues that are wondered whether teeth whitening is harmful in society. Bleaching performed under the supervision of a dentist does not damage the teeth. But whitening methods can lead to a slight sensitivity to air, too hot or cold foods and drinks on the teeth. This sensitivity, which occurs in the teeth, is usually expected to pass within a day or two. This is normal and to be expected.

The persistence of the process varies depending on the person’s consumption habits

The persistence of the process varies depending on the person’s consumption habits. The whitening process differs according to the person. It takes about two weeks for the process to reach its conclusion, while removing coloration due to antibiotic use becomes more difficult and requires a long time. The persistence of bleaching varies according to the patient’s use of colored liquids such as tea, coffee, cola, wine and Turk cigarettes. If the whitening process is repeated every 6 months, teeth whitening becomes permanent.

Recommended methods under the name “Natural” damage your teeth

Recommended methods under the name “Natural” damage your teeth. Currently, many Turkish products are promoted and sold under the name of “natural” teeth whitening method through the internet and social media. Different whitening applications such as Turmeric, Coconut, Strawberry, aluminum foil, lemon and Walnut peel are being tried and recommended. But it should not be forgotten that such substances do not benefit teeth whitening, as well as create irreversible damage and sensitivity to teeth, and should certainly not be used


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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