Every time we encounter a new person, our instinct is to flash a warm smile. When that smile is marred by stained, discolored teeth, we may want to do the opposite and hide them. Having teeth that are noticeably discolored can impair confidence and impact social and professional communications.
With such a wide range of products and procedures available, there is no reason for anyone to accept life with stained teeth. Making the decision to whiten your teeth is the easy part. Now that you’ve made up your mind, it’s important to seek the guidance of your Redlands area dentist to help you choose the best method.
So what’s available to whiten teeth?
There are many teeth whitening solutions, available over the counter or through your dentist. Toothpastes, trays, strips, and gum are all easy to find at your local drug store and make dramatic promises of a whiter, brighter smile.
We see many people in our office who want to know if all of these commercial products live up to their hype. The answer is that many of these solutions will remove stains from teeth, allowing them to appear whiter; they will not whiten beyond the natural shade of enamel. In addition, these products are one-size-fits-all. This means that gums may not be properly protected from the whitening agent and that the result may not be even.
Professional products produce superior results
Teeth staining can occur for many different reasons. It can be a result of years of consuming dark foods and beverages, lifestyle factors such as smoking, along with improper oral care.
Professional teeth whitening treatments have a bleaching agent that is capable of penetrating into the deep layers of enamel to whiten teeth beyond their natural color. We offer both in-office and at-home professional whitening solutions. In-office whitening treatment can provide results in just one quick appointment, while at-home kits provide the convenience of whitening teeth in the comfort of your home over the period of several weeks. If you are ready for results that last, call us at Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry today to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.