Do you have stained teeth? Don’t hide your smile from the world, or rely on less-than-stellar store-bought treatments. Instead, talk to our team about our professional teeth whitening treatments. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist talks about the benefits of cosmetic teeth whitening.
The Causes of Stained Teeth
If you have unsightly yellow or brown stains on your teeth, these could be due to a number of different reasons. For example, if you have a diet high in sugar and starch, and you don’t brush and floss properly, serious plaque buildup could develop that makes discoloration more visible. Beverages with dark pigments, such as soda, red wine, coffee, and tea, could also discolor the teeth. Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products is a factor, as is infrequent visits for cleanings, which would allow us to remove the buildup completely. As part of your treatment, our team will assess the cause and severity of your discoloration before we recommend a teeth whitening procedure.
Brighter Smiles in One Visit
We have an in-office teeth whitening treatment that can provide brighter smiles in as little as one hour. The procedure is a simple one. We apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and use a light to activate it, which lifts stains and offers brighter results quickly. If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding, job interview, or a first date, this can offer results in a short time frame.
Removing Teeth Stains from Home
Our team can also remove discoloration from home, a procedure that can tackle more severe staining too. You stop by our office so our team can create a set of plastic trays custom fitted to your smile. We then send these trays home with you, along with plastic syringes of a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you add the gel to the trays and wear them for about an hour a day, over the course of one to two weeks. The trays ensure the results are even across your smile and that saliva doesn’t dilute the gel. For some, teeth could be eight shades brighter! You then keep the trays and any remaining gel for touch-ups in the future.
If you have stubborn stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening, such as intrinsic discoloration, we could offer bonding or even veneers to mask them and offer an instantly brighter smile. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or about teeth whitening in particular, then contact our team today.
Remove Discoloration With Modern Smiles In North Hollywood
Our team provides patients with professional cosmetic treatment options. When you want to finally brighten your smile, then schedule a visit with Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA at (818)763-9353!