Let’s talk about teeth whitening!
Teeth whitening has become very popular in recent years as new products are entering the market everyday. Whitening your teeth is a great way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. There are several different procedures and products that you can use based on what is best for your teeth and overall oral health.
Teeth Whitening Techniques:
If you choose to get your teeth whitened professionally by a dentist, you will get the best results possible in the shortest amount of time. The procedure usually takes about an hour and the results are instant. In-office whitening saves time and reduces risk so you can have a perfect smile before your next holiday get together.
There are two ways to use bleaching trays and gel to whiten your teeth at home. A dentist can fit you for a custom tray that will ensure an even whiten, or you can buy over-the-counter options. The ones given by a dentist are known to have faster, better results because there is usually a higher percentage of peroxide in them. Also, the generic bleaching trays usually do not fit properly which can lead to gum irritation and possible infection.
Talk to our dentists to decide what’s best for you. At SLO Dental we offer Zoom teeth whitening for the in-office treatment. We can also make custom trays for your in-home bleaching treatment.
Philips Zoom! Whitening can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just 45 minutes*.
Unfortunately Whitening Doesn’t Work on All Teeth
Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. This is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings.
If you are considering whitening your teeth, call us at (805)547-7010 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Mansilla or Dr. Echeverry can help you decide what’s best for you!