Your smile is the best asset that you carry around and hence keeping it glowing and functioning is what we all desire for. Almost anyone can get a "Hollywood" smile today as there are many cosmetic dental solutions to choose from.
Cosmetic dentistry is on the rise with more and more people opting for dental remedies to beautify their smile. One such popular cosmetic dental procedure is teeth whitening.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening enhances the color of your teeth. The procedure is done in a professional setting in a safe and effective way. Generally, the results of a teeth whitening procedure would depend on the method of whitening that the patient choses. For example, an in-office mode of teeth whitening would bring about more results than an at-home mode of teeth whitening.
Types of Teeth Whitening
- Professional Whitening - This method of teeth whitening offers patients with fast and powerful results. The gums and tooth-roots would be covered with a protective barrier for safety. To ensure that the patient's lips and cheeks are safe from the whitening gel, a retractor would be used. The Hydrogen Peroxide gel would be applied on the surface of the teeth and left on for an hour or so.
- Take-home Whitening - For convenience, teeth whitening can now be performed at home with the help of teeth whitening kits and custom trays. A tray-like instrument that matches the shape of your teeth would be custom-made for the patient. The patient can easily fill these trays with the gel and position the trays over your teeth. The trays would be placed over the teeth for about an hour and can be removed as per instructions from the dentist.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
Post teeth whitening, the patient would be advised on tips to ensure their teeth maintains its lustre. Usage of a fluoride toothpaste, and a soft-bristled toothbrush would easily remove surface particles and stains. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day to stay away from further staining. Patients maybe advised to avoid consuming dark-colored beverages such as tea, coffee, and wine. It is strongly advised to avoid the usage of tobacco to avoid further staining.
Explore the many benefits of teeth whitening by requesting an appointment with us. Call our office at (909) 628-8109 or book online to meet Rakesh Patel, D.D.S for your cosmetic concerns today.