February 26, 2024

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The Healthy Lovers

Improve Your Look and Flaunt a Fresh Smile With Teeth Whitening

Experts in Teeth Whitening - Santa Clara Family Dental

Nothing makes you ooze confidence like a set of beautifully aligned, white, a bright set of teeth. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing alone cannot give you a smile you desire to show off. East Village teeth whitening professionals at East Village Dental Center use high-quality bleaching products to remove stains from your teeth without damaging your enamel. The dental team will remove all your stains resulting from smoking, food substances, or intrinsic staining.

Before you contact these experts for a whitening procedure, you should know a few things about the procedure.  

What stains will teeth whitening help reduce?

There are various reasons why you will need to contact your dentist for teeth whitening. Substances notorious for staining teeth include coffee, tea and tobacco smoking. Intrinsic staining from inside your tooth can also give your tooth a dark shade making it look less attractive. Intrinsic staining is usually caused by radiation treatment, facial trauma, or certain medications.

How long will your teeth maintain their look after a whitening procedure?

Whitening results vary in individuals, but can last for a long time. You will not maintain your bright look when you practice bad habits like smoking and using other products that are likely to stain your teeth. However, with flossing, brushing and dental cleaning, a single whitening procedure can last you for approximately five years. 

How should you care for your teeth after a whitening procedure?

Maintaining clean teeth after a whitening appointment with your dentist is crucial. For you to maintain your bright look, your doctor will recommend you to:

·         Cut down on your regular intake of sugary drinks and foods

·         Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste

·         Go for routine dental check-ups

What will cause your tooth whitening not to work?

Though tooth whitening will improve your natural teeth’s appearance, the whitening process will not work on your replacement teeth like crowns, dentures, and veneers. However, if your teeth replacements discolor, you can discuss how to clean them with your dentist. 

What should you expect during teeth whitening?

After a thorough evaluation and your dentist approves you for the procedure, he will insert in your mouth a lip retractor to bite on. After that, he will protect your gum tissue with a special gel or rubber shield before wiping your inner cheeks and lips with a dental gel. Once your dentist protects your non-treatment areas, he will apply the peroxide gel on your teeth that need whitening with a small dental brush.

After coating all the teeth he needs to work on, the dentist directly aims a high-intensity light on your teeth for some time. When the peroxide in the gel gets hit by light, the oxygen molecules break free and penetrate beneath your enamel, loosening the stains from your dentin layer, thus lightening your teeth from within.

When your hygienist turns off the light and removes the layer of peroxide gel, he will brush your teeth to reveal a new, bright look.

Everyone wishes to flaunt milky-white teeth. However, several factors will make your desired smile worsen. Do not feel disappointed if you cannot show off your smile because of tooth stains. Contact the professionals today or schedule a teeth whitening appointment and flaunt your new smile.