Are you unhappy because your teeth aren’t as white as you wish they could be? Do you wish you could turn back the clock to the bright smile of your youth? Well, there’s good news: you can! Modern teeth whitening can help you restore your beautiful bright smile that might have been stained by dark-colored teeth and beverages.
Are you unhappy with discolored teeth? Professional whitening can safely brighten your teeth to give you back the bright smile you enjoyed when you were younger. Please call 760-967-8899 or email Deluxe Dental today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Deluxe Dental in Oceanside to learn how you can restore the whiteness of your teeth.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening
These days, there are many options for whitening your teeth. You have dozens of options at the grocery store, drug store, even the gas station. These seem cheap and promise bright teeth. So why should you choose professional teeth whitening?
With professional teeth whitening, you get:
- An assessment of your teeth to make sure whitening will be safe
- Advice about the best way to whiten your teeth
- Stronger whitening to achieve brighter results
- Custom trays that achieve more even whitening
- Special formulas that can address sensitivity
For most people, teeth whitening is perfectly safe for your teeth. But in some cases, it might not be recommended, especially if discoloration is partly related to decay, infection, or tooth damage. A dentist can check your teeth to make sure whitening will be safe.
A dentist can also tell you the cause of your discoloration and whether whitening will work. Even cheap whiteners are very expensive if they are just wasted money.
A dentist can achieve better results than over-the-counter whiteners. That’s partly because dentists are allowed to use stronger whitening compounds than those found in over-the-counter products. Dentists also make custom whitening trays that evenly whiten your teeth so you don’t end up with lighter and darker regions. Plus, a dentist can give you a whitening formula that has additives to reduce sensitivity.
When Whitening Doesn’t Work
There are two main causes of discolored teeth. The first and most common is extrinsic staining, when your teeth get discolored because of staining compounds in foods and beverages. These compounds get trapped in the rough surfaces of your teeth, which are often caused by acidic foods and beverages. Teeth whitening can break down these stains so they come off your teeth.
But some stains come from within a tooth. It could be related to the development of the tooth, defects in the enamel, decay, damage, a dead or infected nerve, or even dark-colored metal fillings. Whitening won’t work on these stains, so you will need veneers or crowns to achieve a bright, beautiful smile.