Why Should You Whiten Your Teeth at the Dentist?

Why Should You Whiten Your Teeth at the Dentist?

Posted by Darren Gonzalez Mar 06,2023

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At Darren Gonzalez DDS, patients can achieve a whiter smile in just one visit to our dentist’s office or whiten their teeth at home using custom teeth whitening trays. There are many benefits to having an even brighter smile, including looking younger and more attractive to others. Many patients choose teeth whitening because the discoloration on their teeth gives them an aged appearance that makes them look older. This can boost patients' self-esteem and confidence and help them feel better about their appearance. Whiter teeth also lead to healthier teeth. When teeth are whiter, it shows the patient’s gums better, identifying possible gum disease before it becomes a significant problem. This can lead to a healthier mouth overall. Patients with healthy mouths are less susceptible to other health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

How Does Tooth Whitening Work?

Teeth can become discolored over time due to several reasons. One primary reason is the natural aging process, which can leave your teeth looking less bright or vibrant than in youth. Drinking coffee, tea, wine, or dark beverages can stain teeth. Other causes of discoloration include smoking, taking certain medications, and trauma to the mouth.

Whitening is a painless and straightforward procedure that can brighten your smile by several shades in a single visit. Your dentist will first clean your teeth. Then they will apply a special gel to the surface of the teeth. The gel contains an active ingredient that breaks down the molecules that cause stains and makes the teeth appear whiter. Finally, the dentist will use a laser to activate the gel and enhance its effect. The entire treatment typically takes less than one hour to complete. Your dentist may recommend professional whitening several times yearly for the best results.

The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

There are many advantages of professional teeth whitening over over-the-counter products. Professionally whitened teeth can last longer, and the process can be fully customized for every patient’s unique needs. Whitening treatments in a dental office are highly personalized to your needs and provide long-lasting results. Our in-office treatments are more effective than store-bought kits and gel strips for a few reasons. First and foremost, the bleaching agents in our office are more potent than those available over the counter. Additionally, our treatments are often custom-blended to match each patient’s unique needs. Lastly, the process is monitored by trained professionals to detect and prevent any complications before they occur.

A professional whitening treatment is safe for teeth and gums. To learn more about the benefits of professional teeth whitening procedures, visit Darren Gonzalez DDS at 1515 Montgomery Drive Ste B, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, or call (707) 542-1532.

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