Don’t let stained teeth ruin your beautiful smile when a simple solution is within reach at Concord Dental Arts in Concord, California. Board-certified Ellie Shirazi, DDS, and her experienced cosmetic dental team use Zoom® or laser teeth whitening treatments to give you the aesthetically pleasing white smile you desire. Call Concord Dental Arts to learn more about in-office or at-home whitening treatments or book an appointment online today.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that whitens teeth that are stained or darkened by:
Whitening products make your teeth several shades whiter than their original color. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products exist, but the most effective and safest options are available through your dentist’s office. That’s because professional-strength in-office or at-home systems offer a higher concentration of whitening components to achieve the most noticeable results.
Before teeth whitening treatment, schedule a consultation with a provider at Concord Dental Arts to determine which professional whitening product best matches your needs. You’ll choose from:
During professional in-office whitening, your dentist preps your mouth and gums and applies the thin layer of whitening varnish to each tooth, which dries instantly. She also uses a sealant that protects your teeth from sensitivity. After 30 minutes, you’ll brush your teeth and notice a whiter, brighter smile.
Your provider may also shine an LED blue light or laser onto your teeth after applying a whitening gel to them. Doing so can make your teeth shades whiter in just 45 minutes or less. Your dentist ends the session by applying post-treatment gel to your teeth to protect them and reduce sensitivity.
After a thorough dental cleaning, your dentist can send you home with a professional-strength at-home whitening kit if you prefer that over in-office whitening. At-home whitening is a safe and convenient way to achieve a whiter smile in one to two weeks. It’s not as strong as in-office whitening, which is why it takes longer to achieve the desired results.
During treatment, you’ll wear trays containing whitening gel on your teeth about 30 minutes a day for two weeks, or at night for one to two weeks.
To maintain whiter, brighter teeth long term, whitening maintenance treatments can help. After in-office treatment, your dentist might recommend using professional-strength whitening kits at home periodically to perfect your results.
To prevent future staining:
If you’re tired of stained teeth making your smile undesirable, schedule your teeth whitening consultation with Concord Dental Arts today or book an appointment online.