Best Teeth Whitening techniques at Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco, CA
What Are the Different Methods of Teeth Whitening?
What Are the Different Ways to Bleach Teeth?
One way is for the bleach to be professionally applied during an in-office appointment. This is generally done in one appointment and includes brands such as Brite Smile, Zoom, and Opalescence. Home bleaching is self-administered and applied on consecutive days for two weeks. Home bleaching products obtained from your dentist, for example, Opalescence and Nite White, are the safest and most effective at-home products compared to over-the-counter or mail ordered products. Finally, there are combination techniques that utilize both in-office and home bleaching methods to get the best most long-lasting results. Deep Bleaching is the most well-known combination method.
What Are the Different Ways to Bleach Teeth?
Christine Donoghue could not be more excited – in just one hour she went from yellow and discolored teeth to a bright white smile. “I feel great! I have a perfect smile now and white teeth. I am very excited!” Christine’s teeth whitening procedure was performed using Brite Smile – a treatment that is the subject of a new study, just released by the Journal of the American Dental Association. The study found that this treatment that uses a combination of light and hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is safe, effective and most importantly long lasting. “This was a study in which we tested the Brite Smiles treatment against peroxide alone and light alone, and what we found is that the combination was by far better than either alone.” According to the Jada Study, patients receiving the Brite Smile combination treatment saw more than 8 shades of whitening improvement. The study marks the first time the prestigious dental association journal has weighed in on the process. “The research article was published on the Brite Smile light activated tooth whitening procedure, and it proves conclusively that it really works and it is really safe.” Getting these results means a visit to the dental office and takes about an hour, but to people like Christine the extra effort is well worth it. She has got something to smile about! In Washington, I am Karen Ryan reporting. “It looks so good — very happy.”
How Is In-Office Bleaching Done?
Generally, multiple applications of a bleaching gel are applied to your teeth over the course of about an hour. A bleaching light or laser may or may not be used.
How Is Home Bleaching Done?
A bleaching gel is applied to the teeth for a specified amount of time or till the desired amount of whitening occurs. Customized trays made by your dentist are the safest and most effective way to apply the bleaching gel to your teeth. Since individual results may vary, professional monitoring of the bleaching process by your dentist ensures a safe and effective outcome.
What About Whitening Toothpastes?
Whereas at-home and in-office bleaching whiten the internal color of teeth, whitening toothpastes rely on their ability to remove external stains and prevent them from forming on the outside surfaces of your teeth again.
Methods of Teeth Whitening
Is it time to get your teeth whitened? 96 percent of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite gender. 74 percent of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. How can teeth whitening help you achieve the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted?
What is teeth whitening? Who can perform teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is ideally performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional such as a dental hygienist or dental assistant on the prescription of a dentist. Are you a good candidate for teeth whitening? Do you have healthy unrestored teeth with healthy gums? Would you like to get rid of discoloration and stains to attain a brighter smile? If the answer is yes to both questions, you are the perfect candidate for teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under the age of 16, pregnant or lactating women, individuals with sensitive teeth and allergies, individuals with gum disease, worn enamel, cavities and exposed roots, or individuals with fillings, crowns and other restorations. Methods of teeth whitening — In-office bleaching, Teeth whitening trays and gels, teeth whitening strips, teeth whitening tooth paste, other teeth whitening products — whitening chewing gum, dental floss and mouth washes. What are the advantages? Improves the appearance of teeth dramatically. Improves ones attractiveness, is very affordable, whiter teeth are associated with beauty and a healthier lifestyle. A whiter smile tends to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Does not have harmful side effects on your teeth, boosts self-confidence. Actual patients — super results – what patients have to say about teeth whitening at Leo Arellano DDS – “The overall look of my teeth is much better than before and I feel great every time I smile. Thank you for the superb work you have done for me and I will be very glad to recommend my friends to you should their needs be the same.” – Dawn P.
“Dr. Arellano and his staff are consummate professionals. I’ve been a patient there for many years and found that the quality and attentiveness of the work they perform is exemplary. I drive from Marin to see Dr. Arellano.” – Lea W.
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How Should I Choose a Whitening Product?
Because your teeth’s pre-existing condition and your desired result can vary, it is best to consult with your dentist about which product and method would most safely and effectively work for you. Whatever method is used, bleaching your teeth is the most conservative and least costly way to whiten your teeth to its whitest natural beauty.
Teeth Whitening procedures at its best!
At a young age, our teeth are healthy and white, but over time, the enamel coating the tooth is slowly worn down, causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening, they include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you’ll see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right for you.