Article written by Elite Dental Group.
Do you brush twice daily, floss before bed but still find that your smile is not as white as it should be? If the answer is yes, it may be time to look into more permanent methods of teeth whitening. Although good oral hygiene is a great start to managing discoloration, staining can be due to many other factors, such as aging, medications, coffee, tea, and red wine.
Dentists can recommend many teeth whitening treatments that are non-invasive and affordable.
In-office whitening: In-office- whitening treatments can be easily applied and have strong whitening properties. Additionally, they are quick and will require no effort from the patient.
Custom trays for home use – Custom trays offer flexibility for patients who are looking to gain a few shades of whitening. Trays use milder whitening gels and will need to be used for 7-14 days depending on the level of whiteness required.
Why use professional whitening procedures compared to over-the-counter methods?
Dental supervision – Before a whitening procedure, a dentist will examine a patient’s teeth and gums. They will also clean a patient’s teeth allowing for even application of the bleaching treatment. A dentist will then advise a patient on how their crowns and veneers will be treated during the procedure.
Stronger whitening agents – Professional in-office whitening procedures offer better results as they have a higher concentration of whitening gel. To reduce sensitivity, dentists will protect a patient’s gums with gel.
Faster results – Professional whitening treatments offer better results in a shorter time and provide 5-10 shades of brightness, instantly.
Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services that will help patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. If you are looking for oral surgery in Glendale CA or wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale call for an appointment.