Cosmetic Teeth Whitening San Francisco
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what we notice first when we see others is their smile. When your teeth are discolored or dull, you may not feel confident about your overall appearance. People have a tendency to hide their smile if they are unhappy with it. Covering your smile, however, does not remedy the problem. When others cannot see your smile, your personal interactions are hindered. Rather than live with a smile you don’t love, visit our office to investigate the treatment options to get your most beautiful smile.
The issue of yellow teeth is one that millions of people deal with. It is nearly impossible to avoid the foods and beverages that can cause teeth to become dull or discolored over time. Some of the common foods that discolor a bright smile are red wine, coffee, and tea, although soda and fruit juices will dull white teeth over time too. Lifestyle habits such as smoking are also known to cause teeth to darken, as can taking certain medications. Factors that cause our teeth to change color over time are many, and our best defense is to know what to do about the problem when it occurs.
Today, every time you flip through a magazine or turn on the television, you’re likely to see an advertisement for a whitening toothpaste or strip that is quite convincing. We cannot say that over the counter toothpastes or whitening strips do not work, because they do. However, their effectiveness is certainly limited. For a commercial whitener to be safe, the whitening agent is generally more mild in strength than those dispensed by a dentist. Therefore, along with the imprecise fit of the commercial whitening strip, the problem, is that the whitening agent is either too weak or diluted or there is inadequate contact time to whiten your teeth optimally.
Our teeth are porous so the stain-causing culprits like dyes and tannins seep deep into the enamel – where commercial strips may not be as effective at reaching. Working with Dr. Arellano, patients are able to see their teeth brighten by several shades – and stay that way longer. We offer at-home and in-office whitening to meet the varying needs of our patients. To learn more about our whitening treatments, contact us today.