Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular aesthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country. In our office, we provide custom bleaching trays. In comparison to over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, professional whitening uses stronger whitening agents that deliver faster and more effective results. Here at Brea Dentistry, we use Opalescence. Opalescence is a professional whitening treatment that is so powerful and effective it is only dispensed by dentist. Proven successful at providing dramatic, long lasting results, it has received many awards in the dental world!
Did you know…
That your teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, professional whitening is best maintained by a combination of good oral care.
You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums.
It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following a professional whitening treatment. You may be instructed to avoid consuming highly pigmented beverages for at least 24 hours to prevent the teeth from becoming stained again. Examples include tea, coffee and wine.