Depictions of brilliant white smiles in magazines and TV have made it seem that pearly white teeth are the norm. However stained or discolored your teeth are, you will achieve the brightest smile in the room with Glendale teeth whitening.
Types of teeth whitening
Teeth whitening refers to several procedures focusing on making your teeth whiter and brighter by removing extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Currently, the market is flooded with several teeth whitening kits, some of which may cause more harm than good. Some teeth whitening kits may have uncomfortable side effects, such as gum irritation and hypersensitivity, making it difficult to chew. Teeth whitening options range from whitening toothpaste to in-office teeth whitening conducted by a dentist. Whitening options like toothpaste may remove extrinsic stains, while others remove extrinsic and intrinsic stains. The following are different options for teeth whitening:
- Whitening products
Over-the-counter whitening products include mouthwash and whitening toothpaste. These products consist of baking soda which eliminates some stains, and some tooth-whitening toothpaste consists of charcoal that removes stubborn stains. Some of these products may damage your tooth enamel or irritate your gums if you use them too often.
- Home whitening kits
Home whitening kits may come as a paste or gel applied to your teeth. Some home whitening kits may require you to cover your teeth with a whitening agent and then wear a mouthguard, while other kits may have UV light or blue light within the mouthguard to increase the agent’s effectiveness. A mouthguard ensures maximum absorption of the bleaching agent and protects your gums. You may need to use the home whitening kits for 2-4 weeks to attain the desired results.
- In-office teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Although one treatment session produces excellent results, you may need several sessions to achieve a brilliant white smile. Although in-office teeth whitening is a bit more costly than at-home whitening kits, you enjoy immediate dramatic results. During the whitening procedure at LA Dentists Group, the team cleans your teeth and gums before applying the bleaching agent. They may also use laser therapy to enhance the whitening results. The procedure usually lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes. After the treatment, you may experience mild gum irritation and tooth sensitivity which improves within a few days.
How long do teeth whitening effects last
Teeth whitening results are not permanent. People who take dark-colored foods and beverages like coffee and red wine may notice a change in the appearance of their teeth in as little as a month. The whiteness of your teeth will depend on the type of bleaching system used, the level of staining, and the general condition of your teeth. After your teeth whitening procedure, the LA Dentists Group may instruct you to maintain the results for longer. You may need to avoid dark-colored drinks and practice good oral habits.
Call the LA Dentists Group office or book your spot online for teeth whitening to achieve a brilliantly white smile.