Remove Those Stubborn Stains
If your teeth are discolored or stained, you can remove those stubborn stains with professional teeth whitening treatments performed by your dentist. Stains on teeth can be caused by taking medications, smoking, drinking certain beverages or simply from aging. Professional teeth whitening treatments can noticeably whiten and brighten your teeth by several shades in just one appointment. For teeth whitening in Costa Mesa, CA, see Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kunert or Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon at Harbor Mesa Dental Care.
Professional Teeth Whitening
In Costa Mesa, professional teeth whitening treatments are applied in the dentist’s office. The procedure is about an hour long. During that time, a professional strength bleaching agents are applied to the surface of the teeth. A protective gel might also be applied to the gums and other sensitive areas of the mouth to protect them against potential irritation. The bleaching agent is left on the teeth to begin bleaching and whitening the tooth enamel. Once the procedure is over, the teeth will be noticeably whiter and brighter.
Over-the-counter whitening products present another option for lightening stains on the teeth. However, over-the-counter products applied at home are not as powerful as professional treatments done in the dentist’s office. The bleaching agent in over-the-counter products is significantly weaker than what is found in professional strength treatments, which are only available through a dentist.
Additionally, whereas it takes just a single professional treatment to see noticeable results, over-the-counter products require multiple applications before achieving visible results. Finally, the results of over-the-counter whitening products do not necessarily last very long. The whitening results of professional treatments applied by a dentist can last up to five years with proper care of the teeth.
Professional whitening treatments provide the most effective removal of those stubborn stains on teeth. Dramatic results are achieved quickly and can last for years. For professional teeth whitening in Costa Mesa, CA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kunert or Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon by calling Harbor Mesa Dental Care at (714) 825-0025.