Get Rid of Your Dental Stains for Good
Are the stains or discolorations on your teeth dragging down your look? Do you feel as though whitening your smile could dramatically change your look for the better? If the answers to these questions are a resounding “Yes!”, you may want to consider a professional teeth whitening session available right in your Costa Mesa, CA, dentist’s office. Find out more about professional teeth whitening with your dentists at Harbor Mesa Dental Care.
Understanding Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening depends on the chemical reactions between your teeth’s stains and the whitening chemicals used during treatment. The reactions break the bonds holding the stain’s molecules together, providing a whiter appearance. While at-home whitening kits do provide results eventually, a professional whitening session monitored by your dentist allows for stronger chemical reactions, providing greater results in less time.
Is teeth whitening right for me?
A good candidate for teeth whitening has realistic expectations for their results and understands that whitening, while effective, is not permanent. Additionally, whitening treatments do not change the color of porcelain dental restorations, meaning that ideal patients should have no visible restorations like dental crowns or veneers or they risk an uneven smile. Patients should also be free of tooth decay and gum disease and warn their dentist of any tooth sensitivity prior to treatment.
What can I expect at a teeth whitening appointment?
Your dentist will begin by separating your teeth from your oral tissues to prevent irritation. Then, they will apply the whitening gel to the teeth and leave it to sit for the hour-long procedure. Depending on the type of whitening treatment, your dentist may use a special UV light directed at the whitening gel to strengthen and speed up the whitening process.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Costa Mesa, CA
Professional teeth whitening results last anywhere from six months to a year. Many patients return for touch-up appointments once or twice a year, scheduling them with their regular dental examinations and cleanings. Teeth whitening is safe and effective and most sessions are less than an hour long.
For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Sanacore, Dr. Randall Kunert and Dr. DeBourg Shilaimon at Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA. Call (714) 825-0025 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment with your dentist today!