Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening!

Tooth discoloration is common as we age, but teeth whitening can help reverse years of stains! Many things can contribute to tooth discoloration, like different foods, drinks, some medications, and even just naturally due to aging. Tobacco use also causes severe discoloration over time and can lead to serious oral health problems. Healthy smiles may be excellent candidates for professional whitening treatments. Our Rialto CA dentist can help you find out if teeth whitening would be right for you. Keep reading to learn all about teeth whitening at Bright Smile Dental Care.
Professional whitening treatments can help to transform your smile. In-office whitening treatments can lift discoloration by about 8-10 shades in as little as one hour. Professional bleaching uses a peroxide gel and a high-powered UV laser to quicken the whitening process. This option would be best suited for anyone with moderate to severe discoloration. Yellow and brown discoloration can be lifted through one or several whitening treatments, depending on the severity of the discoloration. Some shades, like grey or lavender can not be whitened because they are actually an indication of an oral health issue. Discoloration that appears grey or lavender may be due to a deep cavity or it could be caused by tobacco use. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, professional teeth bleaching may not be the best option for you. While this process is safe, it can cause some irritation and discomfort for a few days following treatment. A smile consultation with our Rialto CA dentist can help you understand your level of tooth discoloration and we can provide a treatment plan to help you get the smile of your dreams. 
Home whitening kits can be a great option for anyone with mild discoloration or staining. This process can whiten your smile by about 4-5 shades over the course of a few weeks. Whitening trays are worn nightly for about two weeks so that your smile can become gradually lighter. Because this option only lifts discoloration by about 4 shades, this option is best for just a slight adjustment. This can be a great choice for anyone who is looking for a flexible treatment plan that can be completed from the comfort of home. If you have questions about home whitening kits, call our office to set up a consultation. This would also be a great choice for anyone who experiences tooth sensitivity, because it is a much more gentle process than in office bleaching. 
Part of maintaining a white smile is protecting your oral health! A healthy smile is a bright smile, so make sure you are taking excellent care of your dental hygiene. Using whitening toothpaste twice per day can help to combat daily tooth discoloration, and flossing daily can help to prevent discoloration from occuring in the crevices of your smile. Some mouthwash rinses may also have whitening properties that can help to keep your smile white and bright. Regular dental cleanings are also necessary to keep your smile healthy and bright, so visit our Rialto CA dentist regularly. Dental cleanings can help to remove plaque and tartar which can keep your smile free from dental decay and bacteria. Visit our office regularly to help combat tooth discoloration!
To learn more about whitening treatments offered at Bright Smile Dental Care, call our Rialto CA dentist at (909) 877-2000! Our team can help you find out if your smile would be a good candidate for professional teeth whitening. Don't settle for a smile you don't completely love, call our office today!