There are multiple ways that teeth can darken, this is due to changes in the structure of the teeth. Stains from bacteria, certain foods, and tobacco can also result in stained teeth. It is recommended to practice regular brushing, flossing, and make regular dental visits to slow down discoloration. Eventually, discoloration does occur over time.
Teeth whitening Huntington Beach dentist Dr. Sameer Aljanedi provides the fastest way to achieve a sharper and whiter smile. Teeth bleaching is a purely cosmetic process that improves your appearance and prevents discoloration from affecting your confidence.
In-office teeth whitening is a chemically activated treatment that provides visible results within an hour. It is a safe and effective procedure because of the supervision provided by the doctor. You can see a whiter smile after only a single appointment. Before the procedure, a dental examination will be performed to determine if the patient is a good candidate for whitening.
Alternatives to in-office treatment are take home whitening kits. Patients can wear a tray which is filled with a whitening gel. The gel does not make contact with the gums and includes Potassium Fluoride (PF), which reinforces enamel, reduces sensitivity, and improves protection against cavities. Take home whitening gels provide visible results after a week of treatment.
The Zoom! Teeth whitening system is one of the most popular treatments that patients sign up for. It involves your lips and gums being covered so that only your teeth are exposed. A special gel will be applied to the teeth, this breaks down the stains located deep within the enamel. A special light will be used to hasten the process and remove the stains more quickly.
The gel is re-applied 3 times and each application can take 15 minutes. By the end of the treatment, your smile will take on a better shade of color and be more beautiful than ever.