The unfortunate truth is that your teeth are naturally going to lose their luster over time. Whether you drink coffee, tea, wine, or sodas, or whether you eat candy, chocolate, fruit, or colorful sauces, you are going to gradually accumulate pigmentation on your enamel. The only way to restore your natural pearly-white color is to periodically whiten your teeth.
There are many options available when it comes to tooth whitening, but it’s hard to beat a professional treatment from our Auburn dentist. Whitening toothpastes are abrasive to your gums and generally only treat stains that have not settled in. Over-the-counter, at-home whitening kits are similarly harsh to your delicate tissues, and frequently do not give you the results you want. A professional, in-house treatment gives you the benefit of your dentist’s knowledge and years of experience; we can customize your whitening to target your specific stains so that you get the most out of your treatment while having a minimal impact on your gums and tooth structure.
How Does Tooth Whitening Work?
At Auburn Avenue Dental, we have two main tooth-whitening options. First of all, we have the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system. This is an in-office teeth bleaching procedure that can enhance your smile in only an hour. The process involves applying a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth and then activating the solution with a special light. As the gel works, it penetrates deep into your enamel to break up the pigments that are causing your discoloration. While it works, you can relax and listen to music or watch television. We will also make a set of molds of your teeth to create custom, clear plastic trays for touch up treatments. Will make adjustments to these trays to ensure a proper fit, and you can wear these trays once or twice a day for 30 minutes, depending on your desired level of teeth whitening.
Dr. Walia, Dr. Dipti and Dr. Desai also offer custom trays for patients who want a more gradual whitening and do not have the time to come in for the Zoom! Teeth Whitening session.
Auburn Avenue Dental provides patients from around Auburn with quality cosmetic dental services. Book an appointment online or call our office today at (253) 833-3680 to learn more about teeth whitening services.