Have you been thinking about brightening your smile? You have probably already seen the strips, kits, pastes and gels on the market that all claim they can deliver the results you want. Why not make it easy on yourself by calling Rosedale Dental Studio at 661-501-4746 for an appointment? Our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, can see you for a visit for a teeth whitening treatment in Bakersfield, California.
Why Get a Teeth Whitening Treatment?
Naturally, you want your smile to be as bright as possible, and the color of your teeth can be affected by staining from foods, drinks, tobacco use or even just the passage of time. If you consume an excessive amount of fluoride, white spots can appear on the surfaces of the teeth. This condition is called fluorosis and can often be found in children. A teeth whitening treatment may help resolve those problems but may not be effective for crowns, veneers, or discoloration due to some illnesses and medications.
Types of Whitening Treatments
Teeth whitening treatments are available as in-office and take-home treatments. During an office visit, we will apply a whitening gel that will be activated by a special light. The gel penetrates deep into the enamel of your teeth to break up the stains. This treatment usually takes less than an hour. If you opt for a take-home treatment, we will provide you with custom whitening trays and gel. You simply place the gel in the trays and wear them as prescribed by our dentist.
Keeping Your Smile White
One of the easiest ways to continue to enjoy your new whiter smile is by brushing your teeth at least two times per day and flossing before bed. During the day, you should limit or avoid dark-colored foods or beverages. Using a straw and drinking water after you enjoy these drinks can also limit the contact the liquid has with your teeth. Tobacco can discolor your teeth and create oral health hazards, so this may be the perfect time to quit! You should also continue to see Dr. Nicole for your regular cleanings and exams.