The first thing people notice about you is your smile. Your smile develops an internal subconscious and visual impression displaying your vitality, health, warmth and your happiness. It is often perceived that a big bright smile signifies a person’s oral and overall health. That is the sole reason why we at the Dentistry of Drs. Montgomery & Kiriak, APC provide a comprehensive teeth whitening solution to put bright smiles on all our patients’ faces.
We pride ourselves in providing the best in dental care in Mission Viejo, California. Thanks to state-of-the-art facility and implementation of the latest technologies we are able to provide first-rate dental services with dexterity and precision.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Ephemeral teeth, those of a baby are whiter than the teeth he/she will grow as an adult. That is due to the fact that as we age our teeth start to lose their original color. They often become a bit darker, stained or even develop a yellowing tinge.
There are a number of ways you can get your teeth whitened, but there are also several ways you can discolor your teeth. Some of the primary causes of severe or mild discoloration of teeth are use of antibiotics from a young age, drinking too much coffee, smoking, consuming certain foods etc. Our genes also play a role in the eventual discoloration of our teeth. All these factors add to our already discoloring teeth.
Some of the primary causes of internal tooth discoloration include exposure to high levels of fluoride, tetracycline, heavy intake of antibiotics, developmental disorders, tooth decay, root canals etc.
Teeth whitening procedures involve the whitening of teeth using a chemical known as Hydrogen Peroxide (bleach). Teeth whitening can be applied on both the outside and inside of the tooth. The outside of the tooth can be whitened to restore its original color. Teeth whitening can also be used on the inside of the decayed or diseased roots.
Remember, to get whitening treatment it is advised that you first speak to a proper in-office teeth whitening specialist. That is because teeth whitening treatments are not for everyone and only for those who have healthy gums and teeth. Prior to getting a treatment please confirm with your dentist whether or not the treatment will suit you.
Types of Teeth Whitening
There are several ways of getting your teeth whitened. Here are some of the common ways you can get your teeth whitened.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Getting your teeth whitened by a professional dentist is a smart idea. That is primarily because although the dental agents used in the whitening process are stronger, the dentist makes sure that the rest of your mouth does not get affected by them. Some of the best teeth whitening procedures include systems like buffer in the gel which acts as a shield and protects the enamel from damage. The results are quick and you can get your teeth brightened by up to 10 shades.
In-office whitening can only be applied on the eight teeth on the front. Bear in mind that if a problem arises consult with your dentist immediately as he/she will be best qualified to provide a suitable solution. Thankfully these days teeth whitening procedures are effective and safer than ever before.
Your dentist can even set you up with teeth whitening trays that you can take home with you to wear at your own convenience. Teeth whitening trays consist of a gel like substance which provides that whitened look. Though this treatment can be effective, it is a lot more time consuming.
First the dentist will get an exact impression of your teeth structure. After that he will give those impressions to a dental technician who will create a bespoke tray precisely matching the impression of your teeth. Finally the dentist will check whether or not the tray fits and then guides you on how to use them at home.
The teeth whitening tray fits around the teeth and contains a whitening gel. Depending on how strong the peroxide gel is, your dentist will advise you to either wear it for a few hours every day or overnight. The estimated time of the treatment could be anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom is a popular teeth whitening process that involves bleaching of the enamel so that it retains some of its original color. We also use the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp which increases the efficiency of the treatment considerably. Zoom involves the breaking down of hydrogen peroxide allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin to remove stains and discoloration.
For more information on teeth whitening treatments, give us a call at our Mission Viejo Dental Office. We look forward to recommending and providing the perfect teeth whitening solution to you and your family.
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