Food, drink, and age can leave stains on your teeth making you feel uncomfortable with your smile. While your teeth can be very healthy, stains can make you look older and your smile less vibrant. Fortunately, there is a solution!
At AV Sierra Dental Center in Palmdale, California we have prescription strength teeth-whitening options that can help you have the smile you want – and deserve.
Two Types of Tooth Stains
There are two types of tooth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic stains are located on the surface of tooth and appear yellow or brown. Intrinsic stains are located on the inside of your teeth and appear gray or blue.
Some surface stains can be lightened or brightened with over-the-counter whitening options or whitening toothpaste. These products, however, can have disappointing results and can even be painful or cause sensitivities to teeth or gums. For a deeper cleaning or for people with sensitivities, we recommend our prescription strength, professional grade teeth-whitening solutions.
Our Professional Teeth-Whitening Options
Our Palmdale, California dentists, offer teeth-whitening options that can help quickly lighten and brighten teeth by eight to 14 shades. We have two options available for our patients. These two teeth-whitening options are:
- In-office Teeth Whitening: Our in-house ZOOM! Whitening teeth-bleaching solutions is applied during your office visit. This teeth-whitening gel is used with a whitening lamp to accelerate the process. The treatment is approximately 60 minutes, and results are seen immediately after treatment.
- At-Home Teeth Whitening. Our dentists Dr. Oh or Dr. Couto can also give you a teeth-whitening gel and a mouthguard specifically customized to your bite for you to use in the comfort and privacy of your home. Results from our home teeth-whitening solution take longer (usually 10 to 14 days) than our in-office solution. However, some patients prefer this solution as they can do it from the comfort and convenience of their home.
Our Teeth Whitening Products
We use the following teeth-bleaching systems to help you achieve a bright white smile:
This is a one-visit only teeth-whitening procedure that takes less than an hour and provides results that are equal to that of the 10 to 14-day systems. Dr. Oh or Dr. Couto apply the ZOOM! teeth-bleaching gel to your teeth and use the ZOOM! light to help the gel penetrate deep stains.
Opalescence Boost is chemically activated, meaning it doesn’t require a light or laser to whiten smiles. This safe and effective treatment offers excellent in-office bleaching results in less than an hour.