Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening can be performed in a dental office by a dentist or at home using customized kits provided by the dentist. Teeth whitening primarily targets two types of tooth stains: extrinsic stains and some intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are caused by external factors such as consuming staining foods and beverages (coffee, tea, red wine) or tobacco use. Intrinsic stains are more profound and may result from age, certain medications, or tooth trauma. At Dental Care of Fremont, teeth whitening treatments can significantly brighten the shade of your teeth, making them appear whiter and more youthful. The extent of the whitening effect may vary depending on factors such as the initial tooth color, the type and duration of treatment, and individual response to the whitening agent.
Why get your teeth whitened?
There are several reasons why patients choose to undergo a teeth whitening procedure. The most common reason is that professional whitening is highly effective at removing stains from teeth caused by dark-colored foods, drinks, and tobacco products. Professional whitening is also effective in brightening a smile that has become dull looking due to being stained by aging. For patients who experience tooth discoloration after undergoing an at-home whitening treatment, professional whitening can also be used to remove these stains. Being unhappy with the appearance of your smile can affect your self-confidence, which ultimately affects many aspects of your life. A brighter smile can help you feel better about the way you look and can open doors to new opportunities.
Types of Teeth Whitening Procedures
In-Office Teeth Whitening
This is a professional teeth whitening procedure performed by a dentist in their office. It involves the application of a high-concentration bleaching gel to the teeth, which is then activated by a special light or laser. In-office teeth whitening typically provides quick and dramatic results in a single appointment.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Products
Various over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available, such as whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and whitening gels. These products typically contain a lower concentration of whitening agents than professional treatments. While they may provide some improvement in teeth color, the results may be less noticeable and take longer to achieve.
Practicing good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, is essential to maintain teeth whitening results. Get in touch with Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479 to determine the most appropriate teeth whitening method for you and to ensure optimal results while prioritizing your dental health.