Having a great smile is often one of the keys to being confident and the best way to have sparkly white teeth is through professional teeth whitening.
The quality of a great smile is often measured against the visual impact of a person’s teeth and gums. Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA offers patients the most up-to-date cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve the great looking smile they desire.
Gels, Strips, Rinses, and Trays
Teeth whitening is best done by a dental professional, such as your dentist. It is a cosmetic dental procedure using either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as whitening or teeth bleach agents.
The whitening agents may come in the form of gels, strips, rinses, or trays that are fitted onto the teeth. The whiteners break down stains and discolorations to make your teeth look brighter.
Causes of Discolorations
Various substances reduce the whiteness of teeth and even change it to another color. Food and drinks that stain, such as turmeric, tea, red wine, and coffee, cigarettes, aging, some types of medicine, and dental trauma can all contribute to either staining or discoloration over time.
It should be noted that whitening is not for everyone. Success in bleaching the teeth depends on the primary color that your teeth have, that in turn, depends on which substances caused the staining or discoloration in the first place.
Teeth that are yellow whiten more efficiently. However, teeth with brown stains do not take well to teeth whitening. Grayish to blackish teeth generally will not bleach at all because the cause of the discoloration comes from inside the teeth.
Your dentist, after carefully examining your oral cavity can quickly inform you whether or not whitening will work for you.
One of the most effective ways to whiten teeth is by using Britesmile Whitening. Britesmile is a procedure that combines the use of hydrogen peroxide gel with a lamp for activation to accelerate whitening.
The gel is well suited to your tooth enamel. It reacts positively to the light from the lamp, and can bleach all teeth in your smile line simultaneously.
If you are interested in teeth whitening and feel that you would qualify for the procedure, please schedule your appointment online or by calling (707) 257-2400. Our office is located at 2119 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.