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The most common causes of tooth discoloration are beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine, tobacco products such as cigarettes, and medicines used for certain medical conditions such as asthma and high blood pressure. In addition, poor oral hygiene and excessive fluoride exposure are among the causes of yellow teeth.

There are several treatment options to consider for those who decide to invest in a whiter, brighter smile. Among these, one of the most satisfactory and preferred solutions is professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is done at the dentist's office and involves the direct application of a bleaching agent to the teeth.

Special lights or lasers can also be used to improve whitening performance. Depending on the degree of discoloration of the teeth, the treatment may include one or more sessions ranging from about 30 minutes to one hour.

Who Can Have Teeth Whitening Treatment?

  • Individuals who are unsatisfied with their smile due to the discoloration of their teeth
  • Individuals who are not allergic to peroxide
  • Individuals who have healthy gums and teeth enamels

Teeth Whitening Treatment Duration

Teeth Whitening treatment takes 30 minutes - 1 hour

Teeth Whitening Side Effects

  • Damaging the dental enamel
  • Irritation to the gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Undesirable results
  • Inflammation and redness 

Professional Teeth Whitening Recovery Time

No recovery period is necessary after teeth whitening. You can return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Teeth Whitening Success Rate: 

Teeth Whitening treatment has a success rate of 95%

Teeth Whitening Alternative Treatments

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Teeth Whitening at Lifemed Medical Center

How Does it Work?

As you grow older, your teeth naturally darken –but teeth staining can also be caused by smoking, the drinks, and the food you eat. There are several teeth whitening options available today, but the most effective one is the dental teeth whitening treatment.

What Does a Teeth Whitening Procedure Involve?

The teeth whitening procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes per session to complete –of course, this depends on the technique used. In most cases, you will have to 3 sessions on different days. But this varies from one patient to the other, and it depends on the severity of the stains and desired whiteness.

We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have this procedure:  

1.     Inserting the cheek retractor

Your dentist will insert a cheek retractor into your mouth to pull the lips and cheeks back. This is not painful, and it makes it easy for your dentist to access your teeth.

2.     Applying the protection solution to gums

To protect the gums from the bleaching agent, the dentist will apply a hardening resin.

3.     Applying the bleaching gel

After the protection solution is applied, your dentist will apply the teeth whitening gel to your teeth. The gel will be left untouched for 15 to 30 minutes so that it settles well on all of your teeth. 

4.     Cleaning the gel from the teeth

When the dentist is satisfied that the bleaching gel has settled in well, he/she will clean the bleaching gel from your teeth. Another fresh gel will be applied and given 15 to 30 minutes to settle.

5.     Using the UV or LED light

To accelerate and enhance the whitening process, the dentist will use an ultraviolet or led light when the gel is still on your teeth.

6.     Checking up the teeth

Your dentist will check the teeth after each gel application to understand how many applications you will need. Some patients may require more than three gel applications.

7.     After the applying last gel

After applying the last gel, your dentist will remove the cheek retractor. Your mouth will then be washed and the color difference will be measured.

What Should I Expect After the Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?

  • After the teeth whitening procedure, expect your teeth to be sensitive in the first two days.
  • You should avoid hot and cold foods and beverages in the first two days after the procedure.
  • You should avoid colored soft or alcoholic beverages such as tea, coffee, red wine or cola so as to maintain the whiteness after the procedure.
  • If you want your results to last longer, you should stop smoking for good.
  • Red meat, soy sauce, chocolate, and dark-colored fruits should also be avoided as they can stain the color of your teeth.
  • You should replace your toothpaste with toothpaste that is teeth sensitive.
  • You need to continue regular oral hygiene practices on a daily basis. These include flossing and brushing.

Things You Should Do Before Teeth Whitening Procedure

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.   

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Teeth Whitening Painful?

There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Are Teeth Whitening Results Permanent?

There isn't permanent Teeth whitening treatment, but it can last from a few months to up to 3 years depending on the person's eating/consumption habits and motivation for following the aftercare instructions to keep the teeth white.

Can Dental Restorations Be Whitened?

Dental crowns and porcelain veneers cannot benefit from teeth whitening as natural teeth can.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Cost?

The average cost of the teeth whitening in Turkey is $240. But the price will change depending on the teeth whitening treatment dentist's expertise, and clinic location. 

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    Piotr, Poland
    star star Nov 2022
    This dental clinic is at a high level. All team of talented people. They were very friendly and helpful during the process and even after the process. I strongly recommend it.
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    Dean, Germany
    star star Oct 2022
    I had a wonderful experience booking my dental work with Flymedi. I needed a fair amount of work done and was required to visit twice but luckily the clinic was so hygienic and professional that it was a no-brainer to return. The dentist was great, and I knew exactly what was going to happen in each session.
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    Elena, Romania
    star star Oct 2022
    I am so happy about choosing this clinic! I finally feel like I found a clinic that fits my needs and budget. I already feel more comfortable with my smile.
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    Krisztian, Hungary
    star star Oct 2022
    The doctors are very kind and friendly. I had whitening and now my teeth look very clean and natural just the way I wanted.
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    Andrea, Spain
    star star Oct 2022
    I absolutely love the way my teeth look now, and I’m so happy I decided to go through with it as it was two trips to Turkey but totally worth it! I had to get a lot of work done actually as my teeth weren’t in the best shape, so I was quite scared, but the clinic was so clean and hygienic and the staff super professional.
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    Oana, Sweden
    star star Sep 2022
    I had a teeth whitening procedure and am very happy with the result. Highly recommended!
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    Meron, United States
    star star Sep 2022
    They were very helpful and completed everything for me. It was quick and I am very satisfied with their service. Definitely recommend.
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    Kholoud Abdulmajid, Sweden
    star star Aug 2021
    It was a bit chaotic for me because there were a lot of things to fix for my trip but thanks to this amazing clinic, they fixed everything for me and not to mention the treatment itself! Pure greatness!
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    Dean, Germany
    star star Aug 2021
    I had a wonderful experience booking my dental work with Flymedi. I needed a fair amount of work done and was required to visit twice but luckily the clinic was so hygienic and professional that it was a no-brainer to return. The dentist was great, he explained the procedure very clearly and I knew exactly what was going to happen in each session. The procedure itself was totally painless which was a first for me having had bad experiences with dentists in the past so that was really encouraging. I would highly recommend Flymedi's services as they exceeded my expectations (:
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    د.عبدالرحمن الشريف, Ukraine
    star star Jun 2021
    Yana was an excellent coordinator together with Dr. Gabbar they we taking care for small details from beginning before we arrived and once we arrived we feel like we are at our second home My wife has long problems with her teeth and she feel the difference her with excellent service provided for her with minimal pain and her advice to any ones looking for best center in Ukraine for dental only one option ADONIS is your choice We are all happy as a family to be her in Ukraine and be experienced excellent service from all member in ADONIS THANKS To All ADONIS Dental Member
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    Jack, Australia
    star star Jun 2021
    I have this huge fear of dentists since I was a kid but I got my teeth cleaned and whitened at Lyrdent. My doctor and the whole team was very understanding and sweet about it and the result is perfect. Thanks for everything!
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    George Bileci Malta, Turkey
    star star Nov 2020
    A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.
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    Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
    star star Nov 2020
    I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.
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    jetty coster, Turkey
    star star Aug 2019
    Nice practice good treatment and service.
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    Siar, Canada
    star star Jun 2019
    I am very pleased with service I was in search of dentist in short time trustpilot found me a professional with in minutes and the result were great. Nadia the coordinator was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was the best.
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    Sarah, United Kingdom
    star star Nov 2018
    Diana was fantastic l, she went above and beyond answering any questions I had about teeth whitening in Marmaris. I would not hesitate using this company again
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    Iqbal, United Kingdom
    star star Sep 2018
    The service was very good and the staff was very polite, I would definitely recommend this Dentist to a friend.
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    Abiodun, United Kingdom
    star star Sep 2018
    Laser teeth whitening. I recommend this company to anyone coming to Turkey for dental treatments. Diana is very good and ready to answer all your questions.
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    Tahir, Turkmenistan
    star star Apr 2018
    Thank you very much to Flymedi, to Ms. Diana Vinogradova - our coordinator, for the excellent, fantastic service organized. It was a pleasure to come to Istanbul several time and have medical treatments.I have no problems and headache during my visits. All procedures, starting from the meeting at the airport and up to my departure were well planned and organized on the high professional base.Let me recommend to all - if you decided to have a medical treatment in Turkey or you need professional med. consultation with regard to this, do not hesitate to apply and contact with Flymedi!!!
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