Professional teeth whitening options brighten the smile faster than over-the-counter alternatives with longer lasting results
For many patients, a cosmetic dentistry goal is that of whiter teeth. With teeth whitening treatments obtained from a dentist, many individuals can combat teeth stains quickly and effectively. Dr. Brian Gradinger can educate patients on the process of bleaching their teeth with professional-grade whitening solutions that are not available over-the-counter.
What is professional teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening (also known as bleaching) is a simple, painless dental treatment that may modify the color of natural tooth enamel and improve your smile’s appearance.
Routine Cleaning and Bleaching
- Patient came in with stained teeth and irritated gum tissue
- We recommended a simple cleaning along with some custom bleach trays
- We took the conservative approach and only did what was needed to brighten her smile since her natural tooth shape and size did not need adjustment or modification
What is the best way to whiten teeth?
There are many methods to whiten teeth nowadays since most individuals care about their appearance and have concerns about their teeth being discolored. The most common approach for tooth whitening is with an at-home teeth whitening system from a professional dentist that can make your teeth extremely white. Because tooth bleaching only works on natural tooth enamel, it’s vital to have any old fillings, crowns, or other restorations replaced while they’re still in place. After bleaching, any restorations will be replaced to match the newly bleached teeth.
Patients must understand that professional teeth whitening is not a permanent solution to brighten the smile. A touch-up maybe required every few years, or more often, if you drink coffee, smoke cigarettes, or consume teas and red wines. That is due to teeth stains that cause dark or yellow teeth.
Why a patient might consider professional teeth whitening?
- Excessive fluoride during tooth development (fluorosis)
- Yellow, brown, and discolored teeth
- Normal wear of the outer layer of the enamel
What can I expect with professional teeth whitening?
Typically, two visits to the dental office are required for professional whitening. Impressions (molds) of your teeth will be taken at the first visit to make custom, transparent plastic trays.
You will try on the trays at your second visit to ensure a good fit. Based on your personal situation and goals, instructions will be given to you in order to achieve the best long term and pain free results for your teeth. When you bleach your teeth, tooth sensitivity sometimes occurs; however, it usually resolves after you cease bleaching.
How do I schedule an appointment to learn more about teeth bleaching services?
Call (661) 450-6650 to request an appointment with Dr. Brian Gradinger and his team at 23838 Valencia Boulevard, Suite #301. The office is open to new and returning patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care with a caring team of professionals!
At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.