Teeth Whitening

June 26, 2019 by maxillamarketing

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

OUR OFFICE

With over 42 years of experience, Dr. Slough and his dental team are focused on providing you the best care and adding on to a tradition of quality. Many of our patients have been with us for over three decades!

Our office in San Bernardino has kept up with the latest advancements in dentistry including CEREC crowns and veneers. Technology enhances the service you receive.

OFFICE INFORMATION

(909) 414-3779

228 W Hospitality Ln # B
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Tue – Thu: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Monday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

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