How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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No one feels great about stained teeth! However, numerous factors could lead to discoloration forming on your smile. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will explain how our team removes teeth stains with a professional system. If you have serious discoloration, then our custom-made trays and bleaching gel could help!

The Initial Office Visit

The process starts with an office visit. Our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced technology to gauge the cause and assess the extent of your discoloration. From there, we can decide the best course of action. For severe staining, we may mask them with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. However, for most cases we can offer brighter smiles with our at-home teeth whitening procedure. The process starts with our team taking detailed impressions of the smile to create a set of plastic trays. We then administer an office procedure with a bleaching gel and light. We send you home with the tray and bleaching gel to continue the treatment process.

Heading Home with Trays and Gel

At home, the trays will be filled with gel and worn daily for a set amount of time, usually between 30 and 45 minutes. The total amount of treatment time will depend on the cause and extent of your discoloration, so you could need to wear them daily for about a week to ten days. The trays help ensure even results and prevents the gel from being diluted by saliva. For some, the teeth could be brightened by several shades, so you enjoy a stunning new smile. You also have the opportunity to keep your trays and any leftover bleaching gel for touch-ups down the road.

Keeping Your Smile Bright

Following treatment, what can be done to help your new results last for longer periods? First, try to eat a healthier diet, as foods high in sugar and starch promote plaque buildup, which could make stains more visible. Be sure to drink remove water too, as beverages with dark pigments and tannins, like tea, red wine, coffee, and soda, could make discoloration more apparent as well. Make time to brush and floss each day as well, as these actions lower the severity of plaque buildup in between cleaning visits. A dental cleaning every six months is beneficial as well, as this removes all plaque and tartar. We then polish your smile for a brighter appearance too! If you have any questions about how we keep teeth bright and protects the health of your smile, then contact our team today.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Appointment Today

If you have serious stains, or issues with the shape or alignment of your smile, Newhall Dental Arts can help you obtain a brighter and more attractive one, often in just one visit. Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more.