If you’ve been self-conscious about showing your pearly whites because they’re not so pearly white anymore, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile like you mean it! If you are in the Montclair, CA area and are considering professional teeth whitening, the team at Montclair Plaza Dental Group can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing every day, you’ll still experience tooth discoloration over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.
Montclair cosmetic dentist Dr. David Srikureja offers a wide selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening. Both take home, and in-office teeth whitening treatments use professional grade bleaching gels to help patients achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Dr. Srikureja will work with each patient to create a treatment plan to address any pressing cosmetic concerns.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure. This takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Srikureja will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
In-office whitening is a simple procedure. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that Dr. Srikureja creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Srikureja carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Montclair, CA
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Montclair Plaza Dental Group by calling 909-281-3624 or request an appointment online.