Many of our patients come to our dental office unhappy that store-bought teeth whitening kits weren’t able to provide them with the results they wanted. Not only are these products not always safe for your teeth and gums, but they also aren’t very reliable investments. At Oak Ridge Dental, we use professional systesm for teeth whitening in our San Ramon, CA dentla office that contain highly effective products that have been clinically tested and proven to be safe to use.
Over years of use, your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the causes of dental discoloration:
Dr. Deol offers two different teeth whitening treatment options for your convenience. Both of which contain professional-grade ingredients that have been proven to be effective and won’t cause enamel erosion.
In-office teeth whitening is the fastest option that we offer. During your treatment, we’ll place a protective rubber barrier around your gums and apply a teeth whitening gel of 15 to 35 percent carbamide peroxide to your teeth. Depending on the method you choose, we may also use a special light to achieve more drastic results. After about an hour, you’ll be able to enjoy a noticeably brighter smile.
If you have a busier schedule or would prefer to complete the process in the comfort of your own home, we also offer professional at-home teeth whitening kits. For these, we’ll craft a customized bleaching tray to make sure that your results are even. The kit contains an at-home whitening gel with 10 percent carbamide peroxide. All you need to do is line your customized whitening trays with the gel and wear them for an hour each day. Within about two weeks, you’ll be able to notice dramatic results.
You can also purchase home use whiteners over the counter. While there are so many on the market, most of these products are not as effective as the bleaching methods available in our dental office. If you prefer to use a store-bought whitening system, ask us which product would work best for you. We want you to have a smile you will be proud of, so we’re happy to help. Use over-the-counter products as directed, and never use whiteners for more than the recommended time period.
If your teeth are sensitive to bleaching, your dentists may recommend a dentifrice (whitening toothpaste). These contain chemical or polishing agents to gently remove stains from the surface of your teeth. While your teeth won’t be as white as if you used a bleaching system, whitening toothpaste is safe, easy to use, and can be purchased over the counter.
To get the most out of your treatment and maintain a beautiful and bright smile, be sure to follow these helpful tips:
If you’re not a good candidate for teeth whitening, there’s no need to be dismayed. We offer a variety of additional treatments that can help you achieve a bright and beautiful smile, such as cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Be sure to visit us for a consultation to discuss which treatments can help you achieve your dream smile.
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