Everybody loves a bright white smile. But, keeping your teeth bright and shining can be difficult. Everything from the food we eat to our genetics can affect the appearance of our teeth. A good oral care routine can go a long way to keeping your teeth in good shape, but sometimes even that might not prove enough. For patients who want to improve the look of their smile, we provide several teeth whitening options. While dental health is always the top priority, we also understand that the way our teeth look can have a tremendous effect on our quality of life. Your smile is one of the main ways you connect with the people around you. It should be something you are confident in, something you are ready to share with friends and family. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and teeth whitening procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. However, not all of them are going to deliver the results you want. That’s why we at Star Dental Group offer a range of high-grade, professional teeth whitening treatments.
What Causes Teeth to Lose Their Sheen
Natural tooth color can be discolored or stained by a number of causes. Some of them we can adjust, such as our eating or smoking habits. Others can be unavoidable, such as age or trauma.
A healthy oral care routine is key to keeping your teeth in good shape, but any of the below can compromise it, leaving your teeth stained or discolored.
As we get older, our teeth continue to suffer additional wear. Nothing stops the turning of the clock, but good oral care can help slow it down.
Tobacco smoke not only puts you at increased risk for gum and periodontal disease, but it can leave heavy stains on your teeth.
Healthy eating habits can strengthen your teeth, while unhealthy ones can harm them. Foods high in sugar are on the unhealthy side.
Aside from the harmful effects on your body, certain illegal drugs can wreak havoc on your teeth, leaving them stained and weakened.
Often a result of stress, grinding (also called bruxism) can wear down your teeth. If you suffer from teeth grinding, ask us about a dental mouthguard.
This encompasses any accidents that might befall your teeth.
You can take several approaches to whiten your smile. So long as you follow your dentist’s instructions, the results should be noticeable. And the process will be safe. If you are considering trying any new teeth whitening products, we always recommend first running them by your dentist. By looking at the ingredients, we will be able to tell you whether or not the treatment will be safe or effective.
Your first professional teeth whitening option is in-office dental whitening.
In-office whitening provides the quickest and safest way to whiten teeth. As the name implies, the treatment is done in our office and is performed by either the cosmetic dentist or a trained physician.
From start to finish, the treatment typically takes less than an hour. First, we protect your gums with a paint-on rubber dam. Next, we apply a whitening product directly to your teeth, usually a peroxide gel.
Depending on the system being used, it may or may not utilize a light source or a laser to enhance the whitening power of the peroxide gel.
Professional dental whitening delivers optimum whitening results in a short amount of time.
The other method is a dentist-approved take-home whitening set. It also is known as “tray bleaching.” Due to the convenience of applying the treatment at home, this is one of the most popular means of achieving a brighter smile.
We will supply you with a custom-fitted tray and a prescription bleach agent. This agent usually comes in the form of a bleaching gel. When you follow the instructions carefully, you will begin to see results over time. It may take some time to reach your goals, but the end result should whiten your teeth about 6-8 shades.
But First, Teeth Cleaning
To maximize the effectiveness of the treatment, we recommend first coming in for a dental teeth cleaning. When your teeth are free of buildup and plaque, the whitening product will be able to work much better.
Schedule a Whitening Appointment Today
If the state of your teeth has been affecting you, don’t hesitate to take the first steps to restore confidence in your smile. Schedule an appointment today and start yourself on the path to whiter teeth.
Take advantage of our $350 laser teeth whitening new patient special (normally priced at $450). This special offer includes a free take-home whitening set. Call 909-899-8757to set up an appointment with a dentist today. At Dentist Rancho Cucamonga, we are passionate about providing top-quality services to each of our patients, and we are ready to answer any questions you might have.