Teeth Whitening

Everyone loves a bright, white smile. If yours isn’t as white as you’d like it to be, professional teeth whitening is available at your San Diego dentist Town Square Family Dentistry. Teeth whitening is one of the most economical ways to make a big difference in the way your smile looks.

Today there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you brighten the color of your teeth. Professional tooth whitening can be done in our office in just one appointment. Other whitening options are available over-the-counter at your local discount or drugstore. Although some of these products will remove surface stains from your teeth, over-the-counter whitening agents take several weeks of consistent use to show any results. The bottom line is that none of these products will whiten your teeth as quickly and effectively as professional teeth whitening.

Make a significant impact on the look of your smile in a short amount of time with professional teeth whitening at our San Diego dental office. Call today to make an appointment!

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

As we age, our teeth naturally tend to darken because of changes in the enamel of the tooth as well as the inner dentin. Teeth also come in many different shades of ivory and white, and yours might genetically be less white than you’d like. Other reasons for darkened or yellowed teeth include lifestyle habits such as smoking cigarettes and eating foods that tend to stain the teeth such as berries and curries.

Types of Teeth Whitening

As mentioned, there are a variety of over-the-counter whitening gels, toothpastes, and whitening strips available, but none of these is as effective as professional teeth whitening. In many cases, these products are used incorrectly, resulting in sensitivity of the teeth or gums.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In the amount of time of the average lunch break, you can come into our office and leave with teeth many shades whiter and brighter with our in-office treatment. We use stronger whitening agents than products available over-the-counter so you will have better results. Because we take care to protect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth, most of our patients report feeling no sensitivity after treatment.

Treatment can last for several months if you take care to avoid teeth-staining habits, such as drinking coffee, tea, and wine. It’s also a good idea to follow up your in-office treatment with our at-home whitening kit.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Whether you get a jumpstart on your whitening in our office, or you would rather take care of the entire process in the comfort of your own home, our at-home whitening kits are effective. Most patients will be directed to wear the custom whitening trays for about an hour a day for a week to see dramatic results. You can touch up your initial whitening treatment as needed to keep your smile white and bright.

Call Town Square Family Dentistry

Put your best foot forward with a youthful, bright, white smile. This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure can whiten your teeth by several shades in just one treatment. Call us today to find out more!