Everyone dreams for a sparkling, beautiful smile and that’s exactly what we offer at Negar Parravi, Menlo Park, CA.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a dental cosmetic procedure. It helps improve the color and appearance of discolored teeth. Teeth discoloration is quite common, and it may dull your smile. It can be caused due to consuming colored beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, or even because of irregular dental hygiene habits.
What could be the cause behind teeth staining?
Your teeth's natural color is the result of light rays that reflect from its inner layers known as the enamel. The enamel is known consist of several minute pores. These pores would in time trap food particles which if not removed by regular brushing and flossing, can contribute to teeth staining.
Factors that can contribute to teeth staining are:
- Constant usage of tobacco.
- Consumption of colored beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, etc.
- Improper oral hygiene practices.
In rare cases, teeth discoloration can also be due to an external injury. This sort of stain may grow from within the tooth and spread a layer of pigmentation over its surface. It is mostly a single canine that suffers from internal discoloration. The result would seem like an ordinary discoloration (in the shade of pale yellow or even blue), but whose cause is lying beneath its structure.
Types of Teeth Whitening
Everyone longs for a stain-free smile! With teeth whitening, patients can now smile with confidence! This cosmetic procedure will help patients attain a natural glow to their teeth and improve their self-esteem.
In-office teeth whitening
This technique offers patients faster results and can be easily performed in one sitting. A teeth whitening gel is applied on the surface of your teeth after cleaning it. The gel will be left for an hour so that the gel adequately penetrates into your teeth’s enamel. When the process is complete, your dentist will safely remove the gel giving you a sparkling new smile.
Over-the-counter Whitening Kits
Over-the-counter whitening kits is a great method of enhancing your teeth's color at home. It consists of custom trays and teeth whitening gels so that patients can apply the whitening gel at home with ease and comfort. As these trays are made out of plastic, they are comfortable and easy to wear.
Learn more about teeth whitening by requesting an appointment with us in Menlo Park, CA. Call our office at +1 (650) 325-2829.