A brilliant, attractive smile conveys confidence and vitality. As we age, our teeth naturally darken. Professional teeth whitening is the most impactful method, used to improve your appearance and your smile. Patients can visit the dentist at lunch and leave with a stunning, white smile.

With professional teeth whitening or teeth bleaching, we can bleach the enamel to remove discolorations and stains from teeth. Studies say that chair-side teeth whitening with carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide are really safe for your teeth and gums if performed under the supervision of a good dentist.

For an immediate transformation, you can choose from in-office whitenings, like Zoom! This can gradually brighten your teeth and improve your smile over a few weeks.

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Why Teeth Stain
There are two categories of teeth stain, one is extrinsic and another is intrinsic tooth stains. The external or extrinsic stains only impact the surface of your teeth. However, intrinsic stains are present inside your teeth which are harder to remove than external or extrinsic stains. The extrinsic or external stains look yellow or brown, while the internal or intrinsic stains look blue or gray in color.

Below are the major causes that can develop teeth staining:

  • Beverages such as coffee, teas, and colas
  • Aging
  • Medication (antibiotic) staining
  • Trauma
  • Disease
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Insufficient oral hygiene
  • Nerve degeneration

Taking the First Step
When you visit Flintridge Dental Group for the first time, we examine your teeth and gums. Then we discuss your problem and explain the recommendations and the best options. If you choose to begin treatment from Flintridge Dental Group, you can feel absolute relax while we are removing the stains and enhance your appearance.

FAQs about Professional Teeth Whitening

What are my options for teeth whitening or teeth bleaching?
In professional teeth whitening, there are two options to perform this. You can either choose in-office whitening or at-home whitening. If you go for in-office teeth whitening, we cover your lips and gums and then apply a thin coating of gel on your teeth. We activate the paste with a special ultraviolet light. And only in one appointment, you can see the results and have a brilliant new smile.

If you go for at-home teeth whitening, we take molds of the teeth and provide you with custom molds. For at-home whitening, we provide you with professional grade whitening solutions. We apply a thin layer of gel to the trays and wear them as per the directions provided. Most of the patients can feel the difference in 10 to 14 days only. The full result appears at the end of the teeth whitening time period.

Does teeth whitening work?
Here, at Flintridge Dental Group, we use safe and effective techniques to remove the surface stains and give you a new smile. Products like Zoom! Whitening and BriteSmile can lighten your teeth 10 to 12 shades in no time. To sustain your fantastic looking smile you should follow the instructions give by your dentist, that instructions could be good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and avoidance of products that stain.

What is the difference between professional teeth whitening and the drugstore whitening kits?
Drugstore whitening kits cannot give you the desired results, but professional teeth whitening can. Professional teeth whitening or teeth bleaching has the strength that drugstore whitening kits don’t. As the drugstore kits are not customized to fit your mouth, they often irritate the gums and soft tissues.

What if teeth whitening won’t work?
In rare cases, especially where very deep intrinsic stains exist, the teeth whitening or teeth bleaching cannot perform. In that cases, we first review the case and recommend your the other better alternatives, such as porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns.

Is professional teeth whitening safe?
Most of the dentists consider that teeth bleaching or teeth whitening is the safest cosmetic practice available. Under a careful supervision, you can lighten the teeth up to 10 shades.

What about side effects?
Some patients develop a mild sensitivity after whitening. Time and good oral hygiene can alleviate this sensation and help in minimizing the discomfort you feel.