We provide professional teeth whitening that goes beyond what over the counter products can deliver. Typically, over the counter whitening products or toothpastes contain a slightly abrasive agent that helps remove up to 1 shade of yellowing coloring on your teeth.
Our prescription strength teeth whitening service can whiten teeth 3 to 8 shades lighter than your average over the counter products. Teeth whitening is not recommended for everyone and is usually recommend for those with unrestored (filling) teeth and/or gums. You must consult with us first in order to determine if teeth whitening is right for you.
PROFESSIONAL LASER TEETH WHITENING
In-office laser teeth whitening requires patients to avoid eating foods or drinking liquids that have color for at least 5 days in order to “lock in” your new smile. In order to maintain the color, we provide you with guided instructions that help you keep your teeth white for as long as possible. A half hour once a month is all it takes to help maintain your white color.
At Home Kits vs Professional Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening have advantages when compared to over-the-counter products. The biggest advantage of consulting with one of our experienced dentists and using their suggested system is that we can determine if tooth whitening will be beneficial for each individual patient. Those with decayed teeth, crowns, and fillings on the front teeth may not find tooth whitening to be effective.
We help determine the best method of tooth whitening and chemical concentrations. We can also help patients with gum sensitivity and adjust the formula for patients who are not getting the results they want. We can also help patients look at other cosmetic options, such as gum lifts, veneers, tooth shaping, and tooth-colored fillings. Oceanside Gentle Dentistry can help you attain your goals more easily.
Cost may be a factor when looking into tooth whitening, leading people to buy tooth whitening products such as toothpaste, whitening strips, or over-the-counter gum. While these products are more cost-friendly, they may appear to slightly whiten teeth by removing any temporary stains on the surface, but over-the-counter products are not able to change the natural color teeth or bleach a stain that has penetrated the tooth’s surface.
Regular toothpaste is designed to remove some superficial stains, while whitening toothpastes contain more abrasive ingredients that help to whiten the teeth better. These ingredients, such as silica, scrub the tooth’s surface more so than regular toothpaste.