We all want that Hollywood smile with big, white and shinny teeth. But most of us live in the real world filled with teeth staining necessities like coffee, tea, soda and maybe an occasional glass of merlot. So what do we normal folks do to get that Hollywood smile? Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple bleaching procedure. In this month’s blog I will cover how teeth whitening works, when to bleach, the available options, and teeth sensitivity?
All whitening products use Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) in some form, be it pure or in a less broken down state known as Carbamide Peroxide, to achieve their goal. This oxides the molecules that help to form stains under the surface of your enamel. The stronger the concentration of H2O2, the faster your teeth will whiten.
Not everything will whiten equally. We typically see the best results on yellow/brown extrinsic staining. This kind of staining works from the outside in, and usually comes from things like smoking, red wine, and coffee. Intrinsic stains and gray staining tend to be less receptive to whitening. Also immune are any restorations your dentist has performed. Whatever color those fillings are, that’s where they’ll stay!
For patients who prefer complete control and convenience, Riverbank Smiles Dental offers a take-home method of teeth whitening: custom bleaching trays. These trays provide a convenient way for our patients to brighten their smiles at home or on the way to work. Custom bleaching trays provide a quick, simple, and effective take-home whitening option that is much stronger than over-the-counter strips. Utilizing our take-home bleaching system is a safe, effective way to restore your glistening smile on your own schedule.
We service families in Riverbank and the following cities of Modesto, Oakdale, Escalon, Salida, Ripon.
To schedule a consultation with Riverbank Smiles Dental and decide and which procedure is best for you, please contact our office today.