Teeth that are yellowed or stained can have a negative impact on your whole appearance, making you look older or less healthy than you really are. If your teeth have lost their pearly white luster due to stains, aging, or other factors, one of the quickest and easiest ways to bring vitality back to your smile is teeth whitening. At Shadowridge Dental Group, patients in Vista, CA and the surrounding areas of Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, and Encinitas can achieve remarkable results in just a short period of time with our professional teeth whitening services.
Whitening options for a range of needs
Each person’s smile is unique, which is why we offer multiple teeth bleaching services to meet a wide array of needs.
- In-office whitening is a great option for patients who want dramatic results fast. Whether you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding, reunion, or conference, or are simply tired of having yellowed teeth and want whiter teeth in a short amount of time, in-office whitening might be right for you. We use a cheek retractor device and place a protective coating on your gums to keep the whitening gel off of your sensitive gums and soft tissues, and then paint the tooth whitening gel onto your teeth. A special light is then used to activate the gel. Depending on the amount of staining and your desired end results, we may repeat this process a few times in the same visit to help you achieve teeth that are several shades lighter, all in just about an hour!
- Take-home whitening trays are a terrific choice for patients who want a more gradual approach to whitening. We make customized trays that are designed to fit your specific mouth perfectly, which are more comfortable than over-the-counter whitening options and help protect your gums from irritation by keeping the whitening gel where it belongs – on your teeth, not on your gums. We will provide you with a medical-grade whitening gel to use with your custom trays for a specific amount of time each day. After just a couple of weeks, you will have the bright, white smile you deserve!
- A combination treatment plan starts with in-office whitening and then we provide you with take-home trays that you can use for touch-ups if your teeth start beginning to stain again. With this option, you can rapidly transform your smile and maintain your amazing results over the long-term.
At a young age, our teeth are healthy and white but over time the enamel slowly coating the tooth is 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 will see faster results and you will receive the safest treatments 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 ageing. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right for you.
To learn more about tooth whitening at Shadowridge Dental Group and whether it is right for you, call us today at (760) 284-8111.