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Teeth Whitening in Istanbul

The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Whitening in Istanbul

Rejuvenate your smile if you’re visiting Turkey by getting low-cost teeth whitening in Istanbul . Not only will your smile benefit but so will your self-esteem, as we self-consciously hide our teeth if we’re embarrassed about our smile. If yours are yellow, you may well have been unintentionally doing this.

And the other advantage to teeth whitening? They make you look younger—which is always a welcome result.

Am I Suitable for Teeth Whitening?


You can find a number of retail teeth whitening products—some more effective than others. However, there is a caveat—you must have good dental health, otherwise the treatment may do more damage than good, as well as leaving you with sensitive teeth. Thus, if you already have sensitive teeth or gum disease then you may not be suitable for some whitening treatments, particularly laser teeth whitening.

If you have stains on your teeth caused by antibiotics, like tetracycline, then the stain is on the inside of the tooth and won’t respond to external teeth whitening products, including whitening pastes and laser teeth whitening. The only option is to cover the teeth with veneers, effectively hiding the stains.

What Are the Different Teeth Whitening Treatments Available in Istanbul?


You can obtain the same over-the-counter products as you can find at home, such as whitening toothpastes, but whether they actually have an effect is a matter for debate.


At-home teeth whitening kits you get from the dentist are more effective, lightening your teeth by a few shades. However, the crème de la crème for brighter teeth is laser teeth whitening. The treatment takes a couple of hours and lightens your teeth by up to fourteen shades, making a dramatic difference.

Is Teeth Whitening a Good Treatment for Dental Tourists?


You won’t save a fortune on teeth whitening at the dentist in Turkey, but certainly enough to make it worthwhile if you’re happy to spend just a couple of hours out of your holiday time getting the treatment carried out. For both at-home whitening kits and laser teeth whitening you’ll see savings of 40-50%.

One of the reasons laser teeth whitening is a good treatment to have on holiday is that it only takes a couple of hours to complete, the results are noticeable immediately and there is little in the way of downtime after the treatment (although some people do report sensitive teeth for a few days after the procedure).

What Are the Prices for Teeth Whitening in Istanbul?


Compare laser teeth whitening prices in Istanbul with your country at home, and you’ll see savings up to 50%:



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What’s Involved in Laser Teeth Whitening at the Dentist?


Laser teeth whitening only takes one trip to the dentist. Before treatment commences, the dentist will hold a shade chart to your teeth and make a note of the corresponding colour. The treatment begins with the dentist cleaning your teeth thoroughly to remove tartar and obvious stains. A rubber dam is placed around your teeth to protect the gums and tongue from the bleaching gel. You will be given goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam.


Gel is then applied to the teeth and the laser directed to the gel to activate the bleaching agents in the gel. Depending on the system your dentist uses, the gel and laser may be applied just once, or the gel may be applied three times in 15-minute intervals.

After the final application the dentist will remove all the gel and clean the teeth thoroughly again. The shade chart will be held up to your teeth and you’ll see the dramatic difference—your teeth could be up to 14 shades lighter!


What’s Involved in Getting an At-Home Whitening Kit?


For the at-home whitening kit you will need to make two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, impressions are made of your teeth. These will be sent to a lab where trays custom trays are made to fit over your teeth where you will place the bleaching gel.


When your dentist receives the trays from the lab you can go and pick them up, as well as the gel. The dentist will show you how to use them, and once you run out of gel you can purchase additional supplies from your dentist at home.

Can I Trust the Quality of Teeth Whitening Treatments in Istanbul?


Yes—particularly clinics that treat international clientele. The technology at these clinics tend to be modern and equipped with the latest instumentation. Dentists in Turkey are well-qualified and adhere to internationally-recognized standards on hygiene and safety, as well as following the European Union regulations.

That said, we always maintain that you do our own research so as to eliminate the possibility of visiting an inferior or unscrupulous facility. To make things easier, you can choose a quality-checked facility on Dental Departures. All the clinics listed on our site have already been background-checked by us and are reliable. We list qualifications and professional memberships on our site, as well as publish clinic photos, patient reviews and prices—all designed to help you get a feel for a clinic and make an informed choice prior to booking your appointment

Take a look at three of our top facilities in Istanbul where you may want to consider for your teeth whitening treatment:

· Istanbul Dental Clinic

Why Else Should I Choose Istanbul for Dental Tourism?


Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities. It was founded centuries ago, and has managed to remaing standing throughout several changes of hands. Located in a strategic position straddling the two continents of Europe and Asia, Istanbul has been much coveted by the rulers of such peoples as the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Persians and Ottomans. The city has a lot of history with eye-popping architecture to explore, but it is also a modern city, making the most of its unique neighbourhoods. Over on the east side there are plenty of interesting things happening, as rundown neighbourhoods are being spruced up and gaining artsy vibe—shopping, dining out and nightlife among some of their highlights.

Istanbul is only around a four hours flight from the UK and while it is very popular in the summer, you can go any time of the year, including winter, where a smattering of snow makes the city seem even more magical.

Further Information

You can find out more about teeth whitening in Istanbul by contacting our Customer Care Team, who can also arrange an appointment for you. Or book your appointment online today, and treat yourself to a brighter smile and make the most of the lower prices while you’re in Turkey.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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