Sharma Dental Center in Dublin, CA, offers safe and effective dental procedure to remove stains due to aging, smoking, eating food with coloring, and drinking tea, coffee, and red wine. Our cosmetic dentistry experience and skilled dental staff will give you back your natural bright smile that had become awkward due to the yellowed teeth.
A tooth whitening procedure is the most sought-after cosmetic dental service in the US. In fact, according to a latest survey, 80% of Americans aged 18-49 desire whiter teeth, and 6 out 10 in the age group of 18-24 think that brighter smile would improve their confidence, as per What’s Cooking America website.
So, when you opt for the procedure at our Dublin office, we use a teeth bleaching procedure as it is the easiest way to transform your smile, improve your oral health, and make you ever-ready to attend any special event that you were avoiding. Once you speak with our dental specialists, you will know that our in-office teeth whitening procedure will increase the brightness of your smile by eight shades: more effectively than over-the-counter whitening products.
Types of teeth whitening
Some dental clinics offer both in-office and at-home services for teeth whitening. During a typical in-house treatment procedure, teeth cleaning and whitening are done at the same time for even better results.
A popular way to bleach your teeth at home is through a teeth whitening toothpaste, but it will only brighten and not whiten your teeth. Using a regular toothpaste or even a whitening toothpaste to keep your teeth bright is useful but only as part of a comprehensive tooth whitening treatment plan.
Store-bought whitening strips or trays also find favor with our customers and patients. But such products are not customized for your teeth and gums and can trigger a dental problem. At Sharma Dental Center, we can professionally install strays and strips so that they last longer and don’t cause discomfort. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth, design a customized whitening tray in a lab, and fit it securely around your teeth. We will also give you a whitening solution for home use along with the tray.
To know more about sustainable, dynamic, and safe dental solutions to whiten your teeth, please call Sharma Dental Center at (925) 833-6200 Our professional tooth whitening solutions using high-quality whitening gels will provide you with immediate, dramatic and long-lasting results.
What happens in a teeth whitening procedure?
When we apply the whitening solution to your teeth, the hydrogen peroxide in the gel goes through the enamel and triggers the oxidation process to make molecules reflect no or less light: making your teeth appear whiter. And the entire process is repeatable.
For extra strong stains that don’t respond to bleaching, we recommend dental veneers to our patients. Since veneers are stain resistant, patients who smoke will find them useful.
It’s also suggested that teeth whitening should take place before other dental procedures such as implants, crowns, veneers, and placement of bridges so that they can be matched with the color of the whitened teeth.
So, if you want to brighten your teeth, please schedule an appointment by calling our Dublin office at (925) 833-6200 to schedule an initial consultation and dental examination to check for cavities, etc., before we begin your teeth whitening procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Q: Can tooth whitening lead to permanent tooth sensitivity?
A: No, but if you feel sensitivity, it will go away within a couple of days after the treatment.
Q: Should I get my teeth whitened?
A: All patients and customers improve their smile and confidence after a teeth whitening procedure, though only your dentist can determine your fitment for the procedure.
Q: How long does tooth whitening last?
A: You can expect it to last between six months to two years and in some cases 10 years. Avoiding coffee, tea, smoking and red wine can ensure better-lasting results.
Q: Is it safe to undergo a tooth bleaching procedure?
A: Yes. Numerous studies have established the safety of tooth bleaching.
Q: How much will I have to pay for tooth whitening?
A: Over-the-counter kits can cost significantly less than in-office dental procedures. But a professional dentist’s services ensure long-lasting and safe results. Also, with store-bought solutions, you run the risk of dental complications and superficial whitening.
Q: Will tooth whitening affect my veneers, crowns or fillings?
A: It has a minuscule effect on crowns and porcelain, though it may briefly lessen the bond strength between composite restorations and your enamel. Please contact our dentist before beginning a course of tooth whitening.
Q: Is the agent used in tooth whitening harmful or toxic?
A: As a general rule, hydrogen peroxide, urea, and carbamide peroxide—all substances found in all human cells—should be used carefully. The whitening agent only causes harm if used excessively or improperly for a long duration. And store-bought teeth bleaching kits with one-size-fits-all offerings can cause more residual sensitivity.