Teeth bleaching is a quick, non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that can give your smile an instant boost. Stains can be caused by a number of factors, including smoking, drinking dark liquids such as soda, or even eating certain foods such as blueberries or coffee. With this procedure, we can treat dental discolorations. There are several types of teeth bleaching available, including in-office teeth whitening, at-home teeth whitening, and laser teeth bleaching.
The most common type of teeth bleaching is in-office or professional deep bleaching, which can only be done in a dentist’s office.
What Should You Expect During Treatment?
Professional deep bleaching is a teeth whitening procedure that uses a stronger bleaching agent than over-the-counter bleaching products. The dentist in Oakland CA will provide a protective barrier for your lips and gums and apply a special gel to your teeth. The gel is usually blue or green. A light or heat source is then directed at your teeth. The gel and the heat work together to remove stains and discolorations from your teeth. The gel is applied to your teeth for up to 15 minutes. When the gel is removed, your teeth will be noticeably whiter.
Professional deep bleaching is quite effective at removing deep stains on your smiles, such as those from certain medications or tobacco use.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Bleaching?
The advantages of teeth bleaching are as follows:
- They can get rid of these stains, restoring the brightness of your smile.
- You get whiter teeth. The benefits of whiter teeth include reducing the risk for cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. This is because white teeth are typically healthier than yellow teeth.
- This procedure can improve your aesthetic appearance and boost your self-esteem.
- Teeth bleaching can also help patients whose teeth have yellowed due to medication or aging.
- They offer fast results.
What Aftercare Is Required?
After your procedure is finished, we will go over post-treatment care instructions. Some patients experience tooth sensitivity after the procedure. This sensitivity can typically be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
It is important for patients to follow aftercare instructions carefully. Otherwise, staining may return. Avoid drinking dark beverages, especially coffee, tea, or red wine, for at least three days after bleaching. Also, be sure to avoid any foods or drinks that could stain your teeth, such as berries, tomato sauce, or dark soda.
Bay Area Dental provides many cosmetic dental services under the expertise of an experienced dentist. Call us and book your appointment to achieve the smile you have always wished for.