Regular brushing and flossing are great ways to ensure that your smile stays free of bacteria and stains, however, routine brushing may not effectively remove hardened stains that may have settled down on the enamel over the years. Although your routine hygiene visits are helpful, cosmetic dental solutions can remove hard stains from teeth surface for a whiter and beautiful smile.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is an effective cosmetic dental procedure that helps lighten the color of your stained teeth. Professional whitening can quickly remove surface stains to brighten the color of your natural teeth.
What is involved in professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is performed by a cosmetic dentist. Before starting the whitening procedure, the cosmetic dentist would ensure that teeth are free of bacteria or any plaque. As the dentist starts the procedure, it begins by placing a gel or a rubber shield over the gums to protect them against the teeth whitening gel. The cosmetic dentist would then apply the whitening product to the surface of the teeth. Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide is the active ingredient present in the whitening product. As these ingredients break down, the Oxygen molecules absorb into the enamel and hence allows to lighten the color of your teeth.
You can continue to use the whitening gel even after months of application. Teeth whitening can also be performed at home.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is an in-office teeth whitening procedure that is capable of lightening the shade of the teeth by eight times its natural color. This involves the application of laser light over the teeth whitening gel. Laser teeth whitening produces remarkable benefits, is fast, and has long-lasting results.
Tips to Prevent Teeth Staining
Although you have completed your cosmetic teeth whitening treatment, there are a few steps the patient can ensure to maintain their pearly whites:
- Avoiding stained foods or beverages
- Avoid smoking tobacco
- Using a straw while drinking beverages
Find more about teeth whitening as you visit us at Pomona Smiles, CA. Call our office at (909) 622-2150 to schedule your appointment today.