While drinking tea, coffee, soda, and red wine, smoking cigarettes, and taking certain medications can stain your teeth and make you appear older, we have a variety of ways to combat this problem. We offer many whitening solutions to suit your dental and financial needs and improve the whiteness and brightness of your smile. We can offer in-office and take-home whitening solutions that can easily fight the discoloring effects of the aforementioned behaviors.
In-Office Whitening, at our Downey dental office, is a chemically activated whitening treatment that offers amazing results in about an hour. In-office whitening is done with dentist supervision and is very safe; it is also staggeringly effective, and you will leave with a whiter smile after one appointment.
Another solution we offer is a take-home whitening kit that contains whitening gel in personalized bleaching trays, and the sticky gel won’t move to your gums after application. Another great benefit of both of these whitening solutions is the potassium fluoride that they both contain; this substance can strengthen enamel, decrease sensitivity, and prevent cavities from forming.
However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for whitening because some cosmetic dental work including crowns, veneers, and bondings do not respond to the whitening effects of our treatment. Therefore, an exam and cleaning is needed before we create a whitening treatment plan for you. Also, patients should bear in mind that engaging in the behavior mentioned above will inevitably decrease the effects of our treatments.