Tooth Whitening – Spreading Bright Smiles in and around Yorba Linda
Bright white smile never fails to create a wonderful first impression. It is something almost every person wishes to have. People with bright teeth may look young, healthy and attractive. When teeth are dull, they look uninteresting and make the person conscious about the smile. Tooth whitening procedure is performed to clear stain from enamel layer of teeth and beautify the smile. The process is pretty quick when compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures and the results are seen soon after the treatment. It is one of the treatments performed by our dentists in our Yorba Linda office. Tooth whitening has helped us effectively improve the smile of many of our patients who visit us from Yorba Linda Placentia and surrounding communities. If you have a smile desire, speak to our dentist. Our cosmetic dentistry treatment may give life to your ideas of a perfect smile.
The natural color of teeth is different in every individual. The lifestyle, genetics, environmental factors and dental health can have an impact on the appearance of your teeth. Tooth whitening is safe, effective and a quick procedure which patients normally seek for when they are preparing for an upcoming event in life or when they simply dislike their yellow teeth. The level of brightness achieved depends on the nature of stain and the thickness of enamel layer. Call our office to know more about how tooth whitening can enhance your smile.
Why do teeth become dull?
There can be several reasons why teeth become yellow or dull. Our diet can have a serious impact on oral health and the color of teeth. Proper maintenance of oral hygiene is absolutely essential for teeth to remain healthy and bright. Consumption of excess cola, coffee, wine and tea can leave pigments on enamel layer to mask the actual color of teeth. Dental infection and formation of plaque and tarter can mask the natural color of teeth. Certain antibiotics such as tetracycline are known to discolor teeth in some patients. Yellowing of teeth can also be found in patients who suffer from bruxism or people whose teeth enamel is worn down to an extent where dentin’s color is reflected over teeth surface.
Teeth whitening – How it is done?
In office teeth whitening procedure is very effective in improving the shade of teeth. During the visit, our dentist firstly clears plaque and tarter and checks for signs of decay. Problems like tooth decay may have to be treated before going ahead with whitening process. Once the teeth are ready to undergo whitening the dentist takes images of teeth and uses a shade scale to compare the color. The gums are protected using a gel and the teeth are kept dry during the course. A whitening agent, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, is applied over teeth. The whitening agent can enter the porous enamel layer and undergo oxidation to clear stain. To accelerate the process of whitening, a special light may be shined over teeth during the course. Each sitting may take about 40 minutes. Patients can quickly see the change in color of teeth once the procedure is completed.