Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that brightens teeth by eliminating dental stains and discoloration.
There are different options available to brighten the teeth by removing dental stains; they include professional whitening treatment, at-home whitening products, and self-application kits.
At Jeanne V. Devi DDS, we offer the most advanced and efficient professional teeth whitening treatment that whitens teeth safely.
How Does Teeth Discoloration Occur?
Even if we religiously follow good oral hygiene practices, teeth discoloration can occur due to several reasons. For instance, consumption of colored foods, coffee, tea, red wine, and acidic foods can cause dental stains. Besides, tobacco use, dental trauma, age, genetics, certain medications, diseases, etc., can also lead to teeth discoloration. Lack of dental hygiene that leads to plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth can also be a reason for loss of teeth brightness.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening/Bleaching
- A quick and non-invasive procedure that lasts for only an hour.
- It Eliminates dental stains, brightens the teeth, and improves teeth appearance.
- Provides long-lasting results.
- Promotes better dental hygiene.
Teeth Whitening Options
There are several methods available to eliminate dental stains and whiten teeth. They can be categorized into three:
- Professional teeth whitening that your dentist administers.
- Teeth whitening kit distributed by a dentist to use at home.
- Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips or toothpaste.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
At Jeanne V. Devi DDS, we offer in-office teeth bleaching under expert guidance. The procedure starts with a thorough examination of the patient's teeth. This is followed by thorough teeth cleaning.
Next, the dentist will place a rubber dam inside your mouth to protect your gums from bleach. The highly-potent whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide is applied to the patient's teeth. The gel is allowed to stay on the patient's teeth for 15 minutes. The dentist may also use a curing light to ensure maximum effectiveness. The procedure is repeated a few times until the desired brightness shade is achieved. As the last step, a mouthwash containing fluoride is given for rinsing to prevent teeth sensitivity.
Since the hydrogen-peroxide solution involved in the professional teeth whitening procedure is more concentrated, it will work faster than other teeth whitening options to penetrate the enamel and eliminate the deeper stains. Besides, since this is performed by a dental professional, this method is safe and causes little or no teeth sensitivity.
Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, offers cosmetic treatments like teeth bleaching to whiten teeth. For more information and appointments, contact us at (626) 795-2544, book online, or visit us at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.