Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental services available today. At Pacific Coast Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening treatments customized to meet your specific needs. You can whiten your teeth by several shades in just one hour while you relax under the care of our skilled dentist and enjoy long-lasting results!
This procedure is safe and effective and will help you achieve the bright, beautiful smile you have always wanted.
The Causes of Tooth Discoloration and Staining
Plaque, bacteria, and tartar buildup often cause stained and yellow teeth. When these substances remain on the tooth’s surface for longer periods of time, they can cause discoloration and darkening of the enamel.
However, the most common cause of discolored teeth is smoking and consuming items like coffee, wine, soda, and tea, which stain the teeth over time. Certain medications and aging are also known causes of tooth discoloration and staining.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter whitening products may not remove stains caused by smoking or staining foods and drinks. This is why many dentists offer professional teeth whitening for patients who want to achieve better results than can typically be achieved at home.
Professional teeth whitening procedures use more robust solutions and application techniques than those available over the counter. This can help patients achieve better and faster results that last longer.
Professional treatments also offer more customized options, including different types of whitening techniques. Patients can choose between the faster results of in-office treatments or the convenience of take-home trays.
At-home kits consist of custom-fitted trays that fit securely over your teeth and a prescription-strength gel. The gel trays are typically worn for a few hours during the day or at night for a prescribed amount of time until the desired results are achieved.
In-office whitening treatment is typically completed in one appointment. Your gums will be protected before the whitening product is applied to your teeth. A light may be used to enhance the whitening action of the gel. After your procedure, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to assess your results and determine how often you’ll need follow-up treatments to maintain your new smile.
To learn more about professional teeth whitening and its benefits, visit Pacific Coast Dentistry at 143 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446, or call (805) 226-8126. We look forward to helping you achieve a whiter, brighter smile!