Consuming colorful beverages, such as coffee and tea, using tobacco, or having poor dental hygiene causes teeth to stain over time. Shant Terteryan, DDS, and the team at Dental Blvd in Mission Hills, California, offer safe and effective teeth whitening services to patients who aren’t happy with the color of their smiles. To learn more about teeth whitening services, call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment designed to remove stains from your teeth and return them to a lighter, brighter color. The Dental Blvd team can perform teeth whitening in the office or with the help of a take-home whitening kit.
Your dentist can explain each of these options in more detail so you can choose the best choice.
Teeth whitening may be beneficial if your teeth are discolored due to your eating, drinking, and lifestyle habits. It may also be helpful for patients who have discolored teeth because of poor dental hygiene.
However, if your teeth are discolored because of illness or medications, they may not respond well to teeth whitening treatments. In such cases, you’ll need some other cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Professional whitening typically provides better results than over-the-counter whitening kits. Dental Blvd offers whitening services that can brighten your smile by several shades in just one visit.
Whether you choose to have your whitening treatment in the office or at home, you’ll enjoy better, longer-lasting results if you opt for professional whitening.
In addition, if you opt for a take-home whitening kit, the tray you receive will be reusable. Whitening trays included in over-the-counter whitening kits are usually suitable for one use only.
Teeth whitening may cause temporary sensitivity. However, this problem isn’t permanent and will improve on its own after a few days. Professional teeth whitening shouldn’t cause any permanent damage to your enamel.
The results of teeth whitening usually last from six months to two years. However, results will vary from person to person. When your teeth begin showing signs of discoloration again, you can safely have another whitening treatment.
The cost of teeth whitening varies. This treatment is often considered cosmetic, so most dental insurance policies won’t cover it. Consult Dental Blvd for a detailed quote of your estimated treatment expenses.
If you want teeth whitening to help brighten your smile, call Dental Blvd or schedule a consultation online today.