If your teeth are darkened, stained, or yellowed, a teeth whitening treatment can lighten your smile several shades whiter. At Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA 945961, we offer our patients both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options. After evaluating your smile, we can recommend the best solution that best suits your lifestyle, preferences, and level of tooth discoloration. A flawless, bright smile can enhance not only your confidence but your overall quality of life.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Although the tooth's enamel is robust, it is also porous. As a result, foods and beverages like tea, coffee, soda, red wine, tomato sauce, and chocolate can cause extrinsic discoloration, which affects the enamel. Some lifestyle practices, such as tobacco use, smoking, age, and genetics, can also lead to tooth stains and discoloration.
Who Would Be Suited for Teeth Whitening?
We recommend teeth whitening for patients who feel embarrassed about extrinsic dental staining. To be qualified for treatment, you should have healthy teeth and gums and strong enamel. If you are suffering from chronic teeth sensitivity, you may opt for other forms of treatment. Additionally, if you have gum disease or tooth decay, you must first undergo periodontal or restorative care before the teeth whitening process.
Types of Teeth Whitening Options Available
At Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options to meet our patients' various needs.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you have a forthcoming event and want an instant transformation, in-office teeth whitening can dramatically whiten your teeth in a short time. We use a professional-strength bleaching gel in combination with a high-intensity light to deliver perfect results.
During the treatment, we will thoroughly clean and dry your teeth. We will then apply a special solution to the gums to prevent irritation. Next, the whitening agent is applied to each tooth and will remain in place for about fifteen to thirty minutes. A special light is also directed to the tooth surface to activate the solution. This process can be repeated as required to achieve the most desired results.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you want a more cost-effective solution, we offer at-home teeth whitening. During your consultation, we will capture impressions of your mouth. These impressions will be wired to our lab to fabricate the customized trays. The trays are designed to fit securely over your top and bottom teeth. You should wear your whitening trays for thirty minutes every day for two weeks. This method allows you to brighten your smile at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.
If you are ready to revitalize the appearance of your smile, visit Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics, at 1766 Lacassie Ave # 101, Walnut Creek, CA 945961, or call us at (925) 280-2848 and schedule an appointment.