When you think about the characteristics of a beautiful smile, chances are that bright white teeth are the first thing that comes to mind. If you’ve ever tried over the counter whitening products, you’ve problem experienced lackluster results. Luckily, the secret to a vibrant smile is just a phone call away. If you’re in the Fallbrook, CA area, we invite you to call the office of Dr. James Moran, DDS today to learn about our professional teeth whitening services.
How teeth become stained
Discolored, stained teeth can really detract from your appearance. In fact, it can often make you look years older. Luckily, cosmetic teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to completely transform your smile. To understand how teeth whitening works, we must first examine how stains develop on teeth. The most common reasons are:
- Dark colored foods – Tea, wine, coffee, soda, dark berries, and tomato sauces are all deeply pigmented foods and beverages that can become trapped in the enamel and darken the appearance of teeth.
- Age – as you get older, the outer layer of enamel starts to thin out, revealing more of the underlying yellow-tinted dentin.
- Tobacco – smoking or tobacco products have ingredients such as tar and nicotine that soaks into the tooth enamel and causes stains.
- Medications – there are several antibiotics, heart medications, and antihistamines that can cause tooth stains.
How professional whitening works
Professional teeth whitening treatment is specifically designed to break down stain molecules deep in the tubules and pits of enamel in order to lift stains. The professional-grade bleaching agent also whitens the enamel and underlying dentin at the same time to reveal a smile that is several shades brighter.
At the office of Dr. James Moran, DDS , we offer customized at-home whitening treatments. We provide patients with a custom fit tray designed from a mold of their teeth along with the prescription strength bleaching gel and instructions for use. After about two weeks, patients will notice a complete transformation in theirs smile.
Call us today to get started with teeth whitening
At Fallbrook Dentist, we believe it is important to have a healthy smile that’s also beautiful, which is why we are proud to offer our patients cosmetic dental services such as teeth whitening. For individuals with permanent discoloration, we also offer porcelain veneers. If you would like to learn more about the best way to whiten teeth, please give us a call at (760) 284-8477.
At a young age, our teeth are healthy and white, but over time the enamel coating the tooth is slowly worn down, causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening – they include at home and in-office. With in-office treatments you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth and yield the whitest smile. So don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right for you.