Professional Teeth Whitening
White teeth project the image of health and youth. Many of our patients want to capture that brilliant look despite the natural aging process that darkens our smiles. Tobacco, foods, and drinks like coffee and red wine all contribute to an aged and stained smile and may add years to your appearance.
Fortunately today, professional dental whitening systems allow us to gently bleach away stains from our smiles safely and with few side effects. Teeth whitening is completely safe for most patients and is an affordable way to spruce up your appearance.
Whether you have a reunion, wedding, or vacation on the horizon or even if you just want to look your best each day, at Dr. Rosenbaum and Associates, we can help!
Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
We will perform an exam and medical history to ensure that teeth whitening is safe for you. Most whitening systems use a type of peroxide to gently bleach away stains. We can determine the level of whitening that will give you the results you are looking for, safely and effectively.
Our team will then take impressions of your teeth to create your individual whitening trays. Your trays will fit your teeth snugly and hold your professional whitening gel in place. Because they are designed just for you, your whitening trays will help prevent seepage that can cause sensitivity and gum irritation. You can save your trays for future touch-ups, if necessary.
We will instruct you to place a small dot of whitening gel in each tooth receptacle and to wear your whitening trays for a specified amount of time over the course of a couple of weeks. With each treatment, you will notice a whiter, brighter smile. Since you whiten your teeth at home, you control when and how frequently you wear your trays. This gives you flexibility and freedom when it comes to your progress.
We will take before and after shades to measure the effectiveness of your whitening system. You can stop whenever you reach your desired shade and touch up your teeth whenever necessary. Our office sells refills of professional whitening gel for your convenience.
How to Avoid Side Effects from Teeth Whitening
Most people whiten their teeth with no problems. Sometimes, however, patients may experience some side effects. The most common side effects are sensitivity and gum irritation. You can easily avoid these by following the instructions exactly. Too much whitening gel may cause it to ooze out of your trays and collect on your gums. The peroxide in the whitening solution may irritate your delicate gum tissue.
Sensitivity often occurs when you whiten for too many hours at a time or too frequently. Leaving more time between whitening sessions often corrects the problem. If you experience side effects from your whitening system, contact our office right away. We have products and techniques to help you achieve a whiter smile comfortably.
Would You Like a Whiter Smile?
Contact our Modesto, CA dental office to schedule a whitening consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a bright, dazzling smile!