Teeth Whitening in Yuba City
Everyone wants to have the best looking smile possible, and whiter teeth are a huge component of this. As such, it should come as no surprise that teeth whitening is the most popular of cosmetic dental procedures. Here at Dhillon Dental, we’ve got you covered for all of your smile improving needs.
Causes of Teeth Discoloration
Discoloration can be caused by a variety of factors, from genetics to build-up of surface stains. These stains are often caused by smoking, consuming too many sugary drinks, coffee, and eating a large amount of acidic foods. Avoiding these behaviors are the best preventative measures that you can take to protect your teeth. However, teeth also begin to discolor naturally as a person ages, even for those who have exercised the best practices throughout life. Routine dental exams will reveal the causes of your discoloration and allow your dentist to suggest the most tailored and optimal approach to teeth whitening for you.
Treatments for Discoloration
Not all treatments are appropriate for everyone, as methods will depend on a variety of factors, from degree and cause of discoloration to age and gum sensitivity. Teeth with shades of yellow respond best to treatment, and most whitening methods will not work on heavily stained teeth. Many treatments involve the use of bleach, while others do not. Bleaching products are typically peroxide-based. Though highly effective, it can cause irritation for sensitive teeth and gums and is not effective for patients who have had root canals, crowns, or fillings.
Whitening treatments come in many forms, and your dentist will be able to go over these options with you after performing a few dental exams. They include: whitening toothpastes, strips, gels, rinses, and tray-based systems. Whitening toothpastes can be purchased form any drug store, as can many strips, gels, and rinses. Some of these can be used at home, while others will require professional assistance. Solutions containing large percentages of hydrogen peroxide will need to be used under the care and trained supervision of a dental professional, as quantity of solution and amount of time left on the teeth are crucial for tooth and gum health. Treatments can be short in length, depending on the severity of discoloration. Some patients show clear signs of improvement as soon as a week after treatment, while others will require a longer-term care plan and/or multiple treatments..
Dentist in Yuba City
Teeth whitening treatments can give you the opportunity to smile confidently again. At Dhillon Dental, our capable and experienced staff are here to help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to flash. Contact your Yuba City dentist today to schedule your next dental exam and whitening consultation. (530) 446-6914