Teeth whitening is the general name given to the methods applied to bleach the teeth to reach a few shades lighter color, which is included in dental aesthetic applications. With the methods applied by dentists, it is ensured that the teeth have lighter tones from a few months to three years. Yellowing of the teeth may occur due to heavy antibiotic use, coffee and tea consumption, and smoking. The amount of fluoride in the drinking water can also cause changes in tooth colors. With teeth whitening, the severity of such yellowing or discolorations can be reduced.
During the teeth whitening process, a whitening gel is applied to the teeth. Then a light or laser is held on the teeth to activate whitening. The whitening process usually takes an hour long and the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure. Teeth whitening procedures are performed in professional dental clinics.