If your teeth are discolored or dulled, teeth whitening can brighten your smile and make your day and others’ days happier. There are many different treatments available. Generally they fall into two categories: over-the-counter and professional treatments.
Over-the-counter treatments are comprised of whitening toothpaste, whitening gel, whitening strips, whitening trays, and whitening mouth rinses. All of these treatments can help you brighten yellowed teeth and break up stains that cover your enamel, but when it comes to deep, dark, set-in stains, they typically fall short. These stains usually result from tobacco use, oral trauma, and eating and drinking many dark foods and beverages.
Professional treatments tend to be much more powerful. At Steven J. Brazis, DDS, we offer two forms of whitening: take-home trays and in-house whitening. The take-home tray treatment involves placing custom-made whitening trays filled with a dental-grade whitening solution on your mouth and holding for the amount of time that Dr. Steven J. Brazis suggests. The in-house treatment will involve us painting a special whitening gel onto your teeth and activating it with a special ultraviolet light. We will repeat the process about three times for a total of about 45 minutes.
If you’d like to find out more about our professional whitening treatments, talk to a member of our dental team in Sacramento California by calling 916-731-5151. We are excited to give you the bright smile you deserve!