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TEETH WHITENING

There are many teeth whitening systems and products available, including whitening toothpaste, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products you get from a dentist. Cosmetic teeth whitening is most effective on healthy teeth with no fillings and minimal gum irritation. Those with yellow tones to their teeth will see the best results. However, it is not a suitable recommendation for everyone.

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Teeth Whitening in Redlands, CA

WHY WOULD I WANT A TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT?

There are various reasons why your teeth may become whiter. Everyone has distinct skin and hair color, but our teeth undergo changes in color. Only a small number of people have naturally white teeth, and our own teeth can also become more discolored with age.

Discoloration of teeth can be caused by many factors, including the consumption of certain foods and beverages, as well as smoking. Things like tea, coffee, and red wine can all contribute to staining teeth on the surface. In addition, regular smokers may also notice their teeth taking on a yellowish hue over time.

PRODUCTS AND TEETH WHITENING SOLUTIONS

Before you begin your teeth whitening procedure, it’s important to have a conversation with Dr.Odufalu to determine the most effective method for teeth whitening. For example, yellow teeth will bleach more easily, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not aid caps, veneers, crowns, or fillings. It may also not work if your tooth has suffered a discoloration.

Teeth After whitening redlands ca

Are you looking to achieve a brighter smile? There are two options when it comes to tooth-whitening. In-Office Teeth Whitening at Tri-City Family Dental is completed under the supervision of Dr. Odufalu. At-home care involves using a whitening kit that you can use in the comfort of your own home.

 

  • Teeth Whitening: Whitening toothpaste takes surface stains out only and does not contain bleach. Home and professional whitening products contain chemicals that lighten the dentin, also known as the covet bone. Whitening toothpaste removes about one degree of tooth discoloration.
  • Whitening Trays: Tray-based teeth whitening systems, sold either over-the-counter or via a dentist, involve filling a mouth guard-like tray with a gel bleaching solution containing a peroxide-based bleaching agent. The tray is worn for a time, usually from a few hours to several hours a day before bedtime for two to four weeks or longer (depending on the level of discoloration).
  • Professional Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening done by your dentist can provide faster and more intense results than at-home kits. The bleaching solution used by dentists is usually much stronger than what is available over-the-counter. In addition, heat, light, or a combination of the two may be used to speed up and intensify the whitening process.

Contact us online or call (909) 798-5777 today to book your free consultation in Tri-City Family Dental!

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF TEETH WHITENING

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The most common side effects associated with teeth whitening are temporary tooth sensitivity and pain in the soft tissues of the mouth, including the gums. Tooth sensitivity most often occurs in the early stages of the bleaching treatment. Tissue irritation more commonly results from a poor-fitting mouthpiece tray rather than the tooth-bleaching agent. Both of these two symptoms typically are resolved within one to three days of discontinuing or completing alternative treatment.

If you experience sensitivity, you may be able to reduce or eliminate it by:

Use a sensitivity toothpaste

If you have sensitive teeth, it’s important to use toothpaste that is specifically designed for that purpose. These toothpaste contain potassium nitrate, which helps to soothe the teeth’s nerve endings.

Remineralize

Ask your dentist or pharmacist for a high-fluoride product to help remineralize your teeth. Apply the fluoride product to the tray and wear for 4 minutes before and after the whitening agent.

Call us at (909) 798-5777 today to schedule your visit. We offer free over-the-phone consultations for all new and existing patients.

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