Teeth Whitening in Rancho Mirage
Discolored teeth can make your smile less interesting. Poor oral hygiene, infection, aging and intrinsic stains can cause the teeth to discolor. Teeth whitening procedures in cosmetic dentistry can help you brighten your teeth and make your smile look healthy and attractive. It is a safe and effective procedure where the results are immediately visible. It is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures. Many patients from Rancho Mirage and other nearby localities visit our office for teeth whitening. We normally have patients who want to brighten teeth because they are unhappy with their dull teeth, are preparing for an upcoming event or want to get a smile makeover. If you dislike the color of your teeth, make an appointment and meet our dentist. Our tooth whitening can help you bring your smile desires to reality.
Causes for discoloration of teeth
There can be several causes for the teeth to look dull. Poor oral hygiene is one of the most common among all causes. Improper hygiene habits can leave stain and plaque in the enamel layer. This can mask the natural color of teeth. Consumption of dark colored fluids such as coffee, cola and wine and smoking are some of the practices that can cause teeth to stain.
Other factors, which cause teeth discoloration, include use of some antibiotics such as tetracycline and aging. As a person grows old, the enamel layer of teeth wears off and the dentin layer becomes more visible through the enamel. The color of dentin is mostly yellow, which makes the teeth less attractive.
Teeth whitening procedure
The color of teeth is different in every individual. The color can be gauged using a shade scale. Our dentists firstly check the color of teeth and treat any infections if necessary. Images of teeth are taken before the treatment. The dentist then covers the gums using gels to protect it from whitening agents that are used during the process. Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are most widely used as whitening agents. These agents clear the stain from the enamel layer through the process of oxidation and brighten teeth. A special light is used to accelerate the oxidation process. Two or more sittings may be required during a single visit to achieve the brightness expected. Our dentist then explains patients about proper oral care to maintain the brightness for long.