Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that can transform your smile by lightening discolored teeth and removing teeth stains. At Nicole E. Kuske, DDS, we recommend this treatment as a great way to reverse the effects of coffee, tea, and tobacco or the natural effects of aging.
Teeth whitening works by breaking down the molecules that cause staining and discoloration. The bleaching agents in the whitening products we use for this treatment penetrate the enamel of the teeth and react with the discolored molecules, effectively bleaching them and making the teeth appear whiter.
Types of Teeth Whitening Treatments
In-Office Teeth Whitening
This procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art dental office. It involves the application of a highly concentrated bleaching agent, which contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to the teeth. The bleaching agent is applied directly to the tooth surfaces and activated using a specialized light or laser. In-office teeth whitening typically takes about one to two hours and can provide immediate results, brightening the teeth by several shades.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening is performed in the comfort of your home by using special bleaching trays and a concentrated bleaching gel. At Nicole E. Kuske, DDS, we custom-design the bleaching trays to ensure even and efficient results as well as your comfort during treatment. At-home whitening treatments usually require daily application for one to two weeks to achieve desired results.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Evens the shade of your smile
- Gives you confidence
- Can reverse signs of discoloration or stains from food, drinks, and smoking
- Makes you look younger and more vibrant
- Can be completed during a single appointment
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Yes. Professional-grade whitening solutions are safe and effective and whitening treatments are safe when performed by a trained professional. Before beginning your procedure, we will provide a complete oral exam to ensure no damage to your gums will be worsened by treatment. We will also ensure there are no issues with decay that need to be addressed before beginning any cosmetic procedure.
The whitening solution is applied directly to the teeth without touching the gums or other soft tissues. We also advise patients to avoid drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, wine, or soda while undergoing whitening treatments, as they can cause discoloration of the teeth. Remember that tobacco products can also cause discoloration to the teeth, so it is best to avoid them.
Teeth whitening can significantly improve the appearance of your smile by removing stains and discoloration, giving you a brighter and more confident smile. You may be a good candidate for teeth whitening if you have yellow or stained teeth. Visit the best dentist in Lake Forest, CA, Nicole E. Kuske, DDS, at 22992 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630, or call (949) 855-0176 for the best dental care tailored to your specific requirements.