Teeth whitening is a treatment that brightens your teeth. Most whitening products contain one of two bleaching agents: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These agents break stains into smaller pieces and bleach them, which makes the tooth enamel appear whiter. Teeth whitening treatments are a quick and effective means of enhancing the beauty of one’s smile.
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional in-office teeth whitening is an effective way to brighten your smile without damaging your teeth. This method has several advantages over over-the-counter whitening kits. First of all, the treatment is performed by a dental professional, minimizing the risk of tooth sensitivity and complications. Second of all, it uses more powerful whitening agents that ensure better and more dramatic results. Last but not least, the treatment only takes about 60 minutes.
Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening
Whitening your teeth at home using a professional kit provided by our dentist is easy and convenient. Before the at-home whitening treatment, our dentist will first make sure your teeth are free of plaque and decay and your gums are healthy. After deeming you a suitable candidate, the dentist will create custom whitening trays for you to wear. Professional at-home whitening kits are much more effective than over-the-counter products.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that brightens the look of a patient’s smile. This treatment removes intrinsic and extrinsic stains from the teeth. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored liquids like coffee, black tea, and red wine. These liquids can stain the outer layer of the teeth. During this treatment, the whitening gel is activated with the help of a laser, thereby speeding up the whitening process. The results are jaw-dropping and long-lasting.
Foods and Beverages to Avoid After Teeth Whitening
There are certain foods and beverages you should avoid after getting a teeth whitening treatment. After your procedure, you’ll notice your teeth are more sensitive and susceptible to staining. Some common foods and drinks you’ll want to avoid during this time are coffee, tea, wine, soda, and colored beverages or sauces. You should also cut back on or stop smoking or chewing tobacco.
Maintaining White Teeth
Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine and your bi-annual dental checkups is a great way to keep your teeth bright. In addition, avoid certain staining foods and drinks, as well as tobacco use to keep your smile white.
Patients can re-bleach their teeth as required. If you’ve already had your teeth whitened, you can schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist whenever you need to. They’ll help you determine whether a new teeth whitening treatment is required or not.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.