Teeth Whitening is one of the most standard treatments in cosmetic dentistry. If needed, it could be a part of a smile makeover program custom planned to revitalize your smile. At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S. in Palo Alto, CA, we are happy to help our patients get a beautiful white smile once again. While we know several over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available today, we deliver the perfect results with our professional whitening options.
Why Do Teeth Get Stained and Discolored?
The teeth can get stained or discolored due to several reasons such as:
- The foods consumed can stain and discolor your teeth.
- The staining foods create a yellowish layer on the teeth, making them look dull.
- Smoking can discolor and stain your teeth.
- Beverages like sodas, wines, coffee, and tea are responsible for stains.
- Other reasons like aging, medications, and poor dental hygiene.
Who Is Suitable For Teeth Whitening?
Your overall oral health is appraised to decide if you are fit to undergo the teeth whitening procedure. If any underlying problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and restorations are detected, they must be treated on priority. Once these issues are resolved, teeth whitening can be undertaken to realize the white smile you desire.
What Are the Types of Teeth Whitening?
In-Office Teeth Whitening
This procedure is performed at a dental office and takes about one hour to complete. The gums and the surrounding tissues are first protected by placing a barricade on them to prevent the whitening agent's side effects. A whitening solution is then applied to the teeth's surface and left for about twenty minutes. The application of this gel is repeated two to three times based on the patient's teeth discoloration and sensitivity of their teeth. The in-office whitening agents are more potent than at-home treatments and give better results in a short period. It is the best alternative, especially if you want quick results and a glowing, beautiful smile.
Customized Take-Home Whitening Trays
You can go with this whitening method if you do not want instant whitening effects. It involves taking impressions of your teeth to fabricate the custom trays. A kit containing a whitening gel is provided along with instructions on placing tiny drops of gel in the trays. These trays should then be worn for about 30 minutes a day for two weeks. At the end of that two-week period, your teeth will be brilliantly white.
If you are interested in learning more about our teeth whitening procedures, call Roshan Emam D.D.S. in Palo Alto, CA at (650) 321-0340 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Emam.