Stained or discolored teeth can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. If you regularly cover your mouth whenever you laugh or smile, consider teeth whitening. At Century Park Dental Care in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, Jaami Baig, DDS, and Shaan Baig, DDS, offer BriteSmile® teeth whitening. To see which option will most benefit you, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Teeth change color for various reasons, including the natural aging process. As you get older, your tooth enamel breaks down and wears away. This reveals the inner portion of your teeth called dentin. Dentin is yellow, so the more visible it becomes, the more stained your teeth appear.
Other factors that cause teeth to develop stains or discoloration include:
The beverages you drink can also stain your teeth. This is especially true if you regularly consume coffee, black tea, or colas.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that minimizes the appearance of stains and tooth discoloration. It’s quick, painless, and provides stunning results.
All teeth whitening treatments on the market, including BriteSmile, are FDA approved. That means they’ve undergone extensive testing and present little risk.
Anyone who feels self-conscious about the color of their teeth can benefit from teeth whitening. That said, certain factors may prevent you from undergoing treatment.
Century Park Dental Care recommends you wait to whiten your teeth if you’re pregnant or currently wearing braces.
At Century Park Dental Care, the team conducts BriteSmile teeth whitening onsite as an outpatient procedure. Prior to treatment, the team conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and professionally cleans and polishes your teeth.
Afterward, they cover your tongue and gums with a protective shield and carefully apply the bleaching solution to the surface of your teeth. The solution sits for about 20 minutes.
The team then points a special light at your teeth, activating a bleaching reaction. The team repeats these steps three or four times until your smile is the desired shade of white.
The results of teeth whitening treatment aren’t permanent, but they typically last an average of six months.
To maintain your results, the team at Century Park Dental Care recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush two times a day, floss regularly, and visit the office twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings.
If you want a whiter, brighter smile, request a teeth whitening consultation at Century Park Dental Care. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool, or call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.
*Individual results may vary.