Professional teeth whitening provides a number of benefits over store bought options, offering dramatic results that last for months. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist looks at how we brighten smiles by multiple shades with our custom-made trays and powerful bleaching gel! Do you want a stunning new smile?
The Causes of Your Teeth Stains
What causes our teeth to become so stained in the first place? Well, if you smoke or use other tobacco products, this could stain your teeth. Consuming beverages high in tannins and dark pigments, like coffee, red wine, soda, and tea, could lead to discolored teeth too. If you eat foods high in sugar and starch, the particles left behind could be broken down by bacteria, a process that causes plaque buildup and more visible teeth stains. Following your teeth whitening treatment, you can make positive changes to your daily routine to help reduce the risk of discoloration. For example, brushing twice a day, flossing every night, enjoying a healthier diet, and seeing us for cleanings to remove plaque could all help you maintain brighter teeth.
Our Professional At-Home Whitening Option
With our home-based option, we address minor and severe cases of discoloration. This option is also helpful for people prone to tooth sensitivity. We start by taking impressions of your smile to craft a set of plastic trays that fit comfortably. We then send you home with these trays, and a bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with gel and worn for about half hour to 45 minutes a day, over a period of a week to ten days. The trays ensure even results and prevent saliva from diluting the gel’s potency. For some, teeth could be brightened by several shades!
What If I Have Intrinsic Discoloration?
Most teeth stains form on the surface and are known as extrinsic. These are easily removed with teeth whitening. But what if you have intrinsic discoloration? Forming beneath the outer enamel, these could be difficult to reach and remove. To combat these stains, we will simply mask them with dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of the two. If you have any questions about how we remove or mask discoloration, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a better smile, one that looks amazing!
Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a more vibrant smile with teeth whitening trays and gel. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.