Tooth Whitening Services
Bright teeth look healthy and attractive. When teeth are dull or discolored, the person may lose confidence to smile openly. Tooth discoloration is one of the common yet serious esthetic issues of teeth. This problem can occur in people of any age group. Discolored teeth may make a person appear older and less approachable. Teeth whitening is one of the cosmetic solutions recommended to brighten up teeth and create healthy and attractive smiles. We at Implants Guru respond to all dental care needs of patients. Our whitening procedure is one of the most preferred cosmetic treatments at our Rancho Mirage office. We are happy to say that our cosmetic dentistry solutions have improved smiles of patients who visit us from La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, Indian Wells California and surrounding communities.
Tooth discoloration and oral hygiene
There can be several causes for tooth discoloration. The most common cause is lack of proper oral hygiene. When proper oral hygiene is not maintained, the teeth can stain from pigments of dark colored fluids which get accumulated in enamel layer. The infection of pulp too can cause discoloration of tooth. Apart from these causes some medicines that contain tetracycline are known to cause intrinsic discoloration. It is important for patients to visit dental office once in 6 months to avoid dental infection. During the routine visit, dental professionals may recommend professional dental cleaning which removes tarter from surface of teeth. The process is a cosmetic treatment which brightens teeth. To undergo this procedure, patients should be free from caries and gum infection.
Teeth whitening procedure
The first visit will involve thorough check up. Our dental team examines if teeth are healthy. Decay must be treated before going ahead with whitening procedure. On confirmation that teeth are free from infection, our team takes pictures of teeth and measures the brightness using a shade scale. Tooth whitening begins with protecting lips and gums using a cream. The whitening gel is applied over teeth. The gel contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The whitening agent can enter porous enamel layer and undergo oxidation to clear stain. A special light is used during the course to accelerate the process. The treatment may be split into two settings each for a duration of about 20 minutes. Teeth can be brightened in a single visit. This is one of the major reasons why patients prefer teeth whitening for cosmetic makeover.