Fontana Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is one of the quickest, safest and most effective ways to brighten your smile. Over time you may notice your smile losing its luster. While some discoloration is normal with age; dark beverages, medications, trauma, smoking and certain foods can speed this process up. Whether considering professional and/or at-home teeth whitening it is important to consult with your dentist prior to bleaching. When looking for convenient, professional teeth whitening in Fontana, visit the trusted dental office of Hope Family Dentistry.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Procedure
During a professional teeth whitening session, we will first make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to handle a bleaching agent. Professional teeth whitening contains a much higher concentrated bleaching agent than over the counter whitening kits. Certain traumas, diseases or discolorations may need to be addressed prior to beginning your whitening process as well. Doing this helps avoid any color mismatching from taking place. Our dental team will also consult with you on what your desired results are and set out a treatment plan.
Once you are ready to start the procedure a protective gel is placed on your teeth. This will help protect your tooth enamel. The bleaching agent is then applied and a special light or laser is directed in your mouth where the whitening process begins. A treatment typically takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes and can have dramatic results in just one visit! In often less than an hour, patients leave with brighter more confident smiles.
at-home whitening treatments
Take home or at-home whitening kits are a cost effective way to brighten your smile. For patients that like to do their whitening at home, we recommend tray based tooth whitening kits. To get you started on your home whitening kit, your Fontana dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to a lab to create your whitening trays. Once this is complete you’ll receive your trays, whitening kit, and simple instructions so you can whiten your teeth from the convenience of your home.
Your trays will be worn for a directed time by your dentist each day or week until your desired results are reached. Home whitening kits are also recommended for maintenance between professional whitening sessions. Any time you want to brighten your smile, you can use your home trays to do so.
After Teeth Whitening Tips
- Limit teeth-staining beverages and food. Examples: coffee, wine, and certain berries.
- Quit Smoking. This includes cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
- Use a straw. This will help keep any staining beverages away from the teeth.
- Brush and floss daily. Good oral hygiene will help remove stains before they settle.
- Rinse your mouth after dark beverages. This will help wash away the stain.
- Take-home whitening kits. Consult with your dentist and together choose a take-home whitening kit for maintenance to prolong your professional whitening results.
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|Thursday:||Ortho appt. only|
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