When patients begin to notice that their teeth don’t sparkle quite the way they used to, they will sometimes turn to their local drugstore and browse the toothpaste aisle. There, they will find no shortage of products promising to bring back their white smile. Strips, toothpaste, and trays fill the aisle and leave many patients wondering where to start, which product to purchase, and questioning whether it will be effective.
Unfortunately, a quick and inexpensive fix to treating yellowed, stained, or discolored teeth is often too good to be true. The over-the-counter products often don’t live up to their claims or can cause tooth sensitivity if not applied correctly. The results can leave patients disappointed or even in pain.
For patients who wish to improve their smile and brighten their teeth, Dr. Vines of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry in Redlands, CA, recommends that patients talk to him about their whitening needs before they purchase anything. Under the supervision of Dr. Vines and his team, patients can get the results they want without risking future sensitivity or pain.
Dr. Vines offers various teeth bleaching options for his patients. For those who want an immediate and dramatic change, Zoom whitening treatment can be performed in the office, in one session, often in less than two hours. Patients simply relax while Dr. Vines and his team apply a whitening gel to the teeth and then activate that gel with a special light. The team can control where the gel is placed, ensuring that the gums remain protected.
For patients who prefer a more subtle approach, have sensitivity issues, or simply want to whiten their teeth at their convenience, Dr. Vines offers an at-home whitening treatment. This process includes custom-made trays, which patients fill with the professional whitening gel. The trays can be worn while reading, cooking, engaging in light exercise, or resting. Most patients notice results after several treatments with full results taking approximately two weeks.
If your smile isn’t as bright as you believe it could be, it might be time to call the Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry office and schedule your teeth whitening consultation. Dr. Vines and his team give you the smile you deserve in the manner that’s best for you.