Over time, teeth have the tendency to become discolored and darken. This is caused by the penetration of minerals through your enamel from certain foods and beverages you may consume – such as coffee, soda, and tea. With at-home whitening, you can whiten your teeth using our treatments in the comfort of your own home.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
The most popular type of cosmetic dental procedure, teeth whitening helps eliminate stains and signs of discoloration from the teeth. It is a straightforward procedure that helps you attain a naturally sparkling smile that can be performed in the dental office or at home.
Why Choose This Procedure?
The enamel is the outer layer of the teeth. It covers an inner layer called dentin that is within the teeth. Every time light rays are reflected off the outer layer of the teeth, we notice its natural color.
Our enamel has tiny pores in it which can trap residue from food and beverages and cause stains. Over time, this can alter your teeth’s natural color. Teeth whitening is a simple way to restore your smile and make it bright white.
Some of the most common reasons for staining include:
- Frequent use of tobacco products
- Regular consumption of tea, coffee, wine, etc.
- Improper or irregular cleaning of the teeth
What Is the Procedure for Teeth Whitening?
This cosmetic procedure can either be done at the dentist’s office or at home. We provide both in-office and at-home whitening treatments to our patients.
Before we start any procedure, the dentist will examine your teeth. Then, the teeth will undergo a cleaning procedure to remove plaque. Whitening solutions are not recommended for damaged teeth or restorations.
In-office whitening treatment takes an average of 30-90 minutes. The dentist will first remove any bacterial accumulation which may contribute to the staining and then begin the procedure.
If the patient prefers to undergo treatment at home, our dentists can provide customized at-home whitening trays that help apply the whitening gel to the teeth evenly. The whitening gel will have to be used daily for the first two to three weeks. We prove full kits and instructions to our patients.
To schedule your appointment, call (925) 551-6464 or book online.