Teeth Whitening in Pasadena, CA
Have you ever dreamed of a white, attention-grabbing, perfect smile? You're not the one, as most of the people feel that when it comes to teeth "brighter is better". Everyone wants a smile that dazzles and turns heads wherever they go. But how can you obtain that glow? We recommend you to skip the OTC products and choose a professional Teeth Whitening in Pasadena.
Before jumping into the details of Teeth Whitening let us first know the enemy of teeth whitening - Tooth Stains.
What are Tooth Stains?
Tooth Stain occurs on the surface and below the tooth enamel. As each of the teeth consist of two layer i.e. inner dentin layer and hard outer enamel layer. When you consume stuff like food, coffee, tea, etc the outer enamel layer protects the teeth with the help of foreign materials that form a pellicle film over the enamel layer. Basically, Tooth Stain is the enemy of Teeth Whitening.
Causes of Tooth Stains:
Tooth Stains have many causes which can be prevented. The below list can help you determine the cause of tooth stains.
- Food & Drink: Few fruits, vegetables, and dark color liquids like coffee, tea, and red wine can cause discolored teeth.
- Tobacco: Some habits like smoking and chewing tobacco can cause discolored teeth.
- Oral Care: Poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth discoloration.
- Medical Treatment: Some medical treatments like high blood pressure and antihistamines can cause your teeth to stain.
Types of Tooth Stains:
The three main tooth stains are:
- Extrinsic Teeth Stains: This stain occurs on the surface of the tooth due to the pigmented that resides from the foods and drinks that cover the tooth enamel. Typically extrinsic tooth stain is caused by tobacco use or drinking tea, coffee, wine, and cola drinks.
- Intrinsic Teeth Stains: It occurs below the surface of the tooth and accumulates within the tooth enamel. Excessive use of fluoride in childhood can also result in Intrinsic Teeth Stain. Intrinsic teeth stain is difficult to remove but it can be done with our professional teeth whitening team.
- Age-Related Teeth Stains: This type of stain combines the result of both intrinsic and extrinsic teeth stain. Because the core tissue of your teeth that is known as the dentin naturally yellows over time and discolor with age.
The procedure of Teeth Whitening:
Our Perform Teeth Whitening in Pasadena dental office. Before starting the procedure our dentist will probably photograph your teeth to monitor and examine the process of the treatment. Next, a dental hygienist will clean your teeth by removing bacteria, foods and other substances that build on your teeth. Once this is completed the whitening procedure begins.
At the beginning of the Teeth Whitening procedure, a protective coating is placed for the safety of gums and lips around the teeth. A teeth whitening gel is applied on the teeth and an Ultraviolet lamp is shined on to the teeth to activate the ingredients present in the gel. The use of a UV lamp speeds up the whitening process. These procedures usually take 30 to 90 minutes and require 1 to 3 appointments based on how severe your stains are and how white you want your teeth to be.
Teeth Whitening After Care:
Our Cosmetic Dentist in Pasadena Dr. Sunyoto will recommend some aftercare tips to maintain the brightness of your teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once.
- Consider Toothpaste which consists of fluoride.
- Cut-down the amount of food and drinks that can stain your teeth.
- And, schedule a dental visit twice a year.
At Cal Dental Group of Pasadena, many of our patients have benefitted from this treatment and happy with a bright attractive smile. For more information about Teeth Whitening treatment call us at (626) 584-1800 and schedule an appointment with our Dentist Dr. Sunyoto.
Most Frequently Asked Questions on Teeth Whitening Treatment in Pasadena:
Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Yes, Teeth Whitening Works by either removing the surface stains that sit on the exterior surface of the teeth or changing the color of dentin. But, it doesn't work on crowns and veneers.
Is Teeth Whitening Treatment Safe for Your Teeth?
Teeth whitening treatment is both safe and effective. The results obtained at your nearest dental office are guaranteed. However, there are three areas of concern after whitening that is gums, teeth, and dental restorations. Our dentist advises taking ibuprofen after the treatment to counteract any irritation.
How long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
The good news is that teeth whitening lasts for up to three years. These vary from person-to-person with there lifestyle. If you smoke, eat, or drink things that can easily stain your teeth then the effect is less likely to last long. Our Dentist in Pasadena recommends to brush and floss regularly throughout the day to maintain a whiter shade and good oral hygiene.