A bright white smile never fails to gain attention. It boosts self-confidence and makes a person look healthy, young and attractive. Tooth whitening which brightens up teeth are one of the favorite procedures to patients who are looking for a beautiful smile. The procedure takes less time and the results are quickly visible. These are some of the reasons why patients who visit us from Coachella Valley, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Palm Spring and Rancho Mirage localities go for our teeth whitening treatment. If you are unhappy with your smile, make an appointment and consult our dentist. Our cosmetic procedures can bring about the changes you require.
The color of your teeth and oral health
The natural color of teeth is not exactly white. The color of teeth is different from person to person. Teeth colors can be broadly classified into four categories which are reddish brown, reddish yellow, gray and reddish gray. However, teeth can become dull during life because of various reasons. dental decay, staining from dark colored fluids, diseases, enamel erosion and consumption of certain types of medicines are some common causes for darkening or yellowing of teeth. This can make the smile less attractive.
Dentists perform thorough oral check up when recommending a cosmetic dentistry procedure to brighten smile. Exterior staining can be cleared through regular whitening procedures. The whitening gels enter the porous enamel layer to clear stain.
Tooth whitening procedure
Tooth whitening can bring about different results for different patients. The brightness achieved depends on several factors which includes thickness of enamel layer. Firstly we perform thorough oral check and take pictures of your teeth. If there is decay it should be treated first. Secondly we apply protective gels against lips and gums. This will avoid the harm caused to these soft tissues. Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide is present in the whitening gels used at our office. The whitening gels is applied over teeth. Whitening agents enter the porous enamel layer and undergo oxidation to clear stain. A special light may be used to accelerate this process. Our treatment completes in less than an hour and the results are quickly visible. Our team uses shade scale to measure the brightness achieved. We guide patients on how to take care of teeth to ensure that the brightness lasts for a longer period.