Get a Brighter Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
Are your teeth looking a little stained, yellow, or dull? If so, a professional teeth whitening treatment can give you back your pearly whites. At James M. Moran, DDS in Fallbrook, California, we offer customized professional whitening services that can rapidly brighten your teeth in just a few weeks.
Causes of tooth stains
There are many reasons that stains or discoloration end up on the teeth. Dark-colored foods and beverages are the biggest culprits, but they aren’t the only reasons. Some other causes of staining are:
- Smoking / Tobacco-use – the nicotine and tar in these products can turn the teeth yellow or brown
- Aging – as we get older, our enamel thins, revealing more of the yellow-ish dentin material beneath it
- Medications – certain blood pressure medications and antibiotics can lead to tooth discoloration
How professional teeth whitening works
Professional teeth whitening is the only way to thoroughly remove tough stains and effectively whiten the natural tooth enamel. With the abundance of over-the-counter products available, you may be tempted to try them. While some of these products can effectively remove surface staining, they also come with some risks. Most will cause tooth sensitivity during the process, and if you aren’t careful, the product can easily leak onto the gums and cause inflammation.
Customized professional whitening trays are designed to fit snugly over your teeth to ensure that the medical-grade whitening gel is kept evenly on the teeth. These trays are worn for less than an hour each day and will dramatically whiten the teeth in a couple of weeks.
Maintaining your newly whitened smile
With good oral hygiene, it’s possible to maintain your newly whitened smile long-term. Get into the habit of brushing and using a mouth rinse after every meal and coming into the office for routine cleanings. The trays and whitening gel can also be used as needed for touch-ups periodically.
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