Shine Bright with Our Teeth Whitening in Thousand Oaks
It is natural for our teeth to become discolored over time due to the food we eat, the medication we take, or even just from aging. Dark-colored foods and drinks can stain our teeth or cause them to become discolored over the years. This includes black coffee, red wine or sauce, or even foods that are high in sugar. Smoking and tobacco use can also cause teeth to become brown. Discoloration can be reversed through professional teeth whitening in Thousand Oaks, CA here at California Wave Dental Center. Consult with Dr. Chung today to learn more about your options for teeth whitening.
How does Teeth Whitening Work?
Our state-of-the-art facilities currently offer two methods of brightening your smile. In-office professional bleaching is by far the most effective method of teeth whitening because the process can lift discoloration by several shades in just one sitting. In as little as one hour, you can lift the shade of your teeth by about 8-10 shades. Dr. Chung will use a highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel that will be activated by a special LED light. This will begin the bleaching process that will lift your discoloration almost instantly.
The other method available is an at-home kit. This is an excellent way to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home and on your own time. This process typically takes about two weeks and lifts your discoloration by about 3-4 shades. This form of teeth whitening is not as effective as in-office bleaching, so it would not be ideal for an extremely discolored smile. An at-home whitening kit will come with whitening trays and a hydrogen-peroxide gel that will gently bleach your teeth over the course of a few weeks.
Our teeth whitening service is a simple process that can be ideal for virtually any smile. There are some mild risks associated with this cosmetic dental service, but they are not seriously detrimental to your dental health. Teeth whitening can be uncomfortable for patients with extremely sensitive teeth. The process can take a toll on your tooth’s enamel, so it may not be right for people who already have damaged or thin enamel.
Maintaining Your Brand New Smile
There are some ways that you can help maintain your white and bright new smile. Smoking will greatly increase the discoloration of your smile. You should avoid tobacco use to maintain a white and healthy smile. Avoid drinking dark or staining liquids that can alter the color of your teeth. Soda, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce can also have a staining effect on your smile. Everything is okay in moderation, but try to rinse your teeth afterward or brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste.
Use an effective dental care routine daily to protect your teeth from tartar or plaque build-up. Brush twice a day and floss after eating. Fluoride products like toothpaste and mouthwash can also protect your enamel. Ask Dr. Chung what steps you can take to help protect your smile from discoloration and bacteria.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Thousand Oaks, CA, call our office today to request more information. You can reach us at (805) 497-7505, or you can fill out a contact form directly on our website and a member of our staff will reach out at your convenience. We look forward to helping you achieve a whiter and brighter smile!