Almost everyone would prefer a brighter smile. Even if you brush your teeth vigilantly at least twice a day, it is almost impossible to avoid stains. The food and drinks we consume contribute to a discolored smile, and the innumerable products you see in grocery stores and pharmacies that boast whitening abilities often have disappointing results. This is precisely why professional treatment is the best option. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist explains why visiting the dentist for professional teeth whitening is the best option.
What Causes Stains and Blemishes?
Before delving into treatment options, let’s discuss the cause of tooth discoloration — of which there are three major kinds: age-related, extrinsic, and intrinsic. Age-related stains are usually caused by the enamel wearing away as you get older, which can your teeth to become yellow. Extrinsic stains are ones that are caused by external factors like food, drinks, and tobacco consumption. These are close to the surface and affect your enamel. Intrinsic stains are the hardest to remove because they are located within your teeth. They can be caused by trauma to the tooth, decay, an over-abundance of fluoride, and even certain medications. Whatever the cause, we can help your smile become whiter with our professional treatments.
One of the most common and effective ways to treat discoloration is through at-home trays. Your dentist takes impressions of your smile to create custom trays that fit snugly in your mouth. They will also send you home with a custom bleaching solution that you place in the trays and wear. You will likely wear the trays for a couple of hours each night for roughly two weeks. At the end of this time, your teeth will be noticeably brighter, and you will feel more confident in your smile. You can even keep the trays, so you can apply the solution later if you need to fight more stains.
If you want quicker results, you can also choose our in-office treatment option, which utilizes the Zoom! system. This consists of your dentist applying a bleaching gel solution to your teeth. It is then stimulated using a special light that starts removing your stains. This process is completed in just a single visit, so you will leave with a brighter smile. This is one of the fasted cosmetic procedures available.
Contact Us To Learn More About Professional Whitening
Do not suffer from stained teeth any longer. Our professional whitening process will give you the results you want in a timely manner. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA by calling 818-763-9353. We look forward to hearing from and working with you very soon.