How Teeth Whitening can Improve Your Smile, Self-Confidence and Quality of Life
A lifetime of food and drink can leave a mark on your teeth. Perhaps you’ve tried at-home teeth whitening kits but have been annoyed at spending weeks completing the treatments, or you have been disappointed with the lackluster results. If you feel ashamed of the stains and marks on your teeth, there may be steps you can take to restore the pearly white smile that you once possessed. Contact the talented dental professionals at the Northridge offices of Sterling Smile Dental for a consultation on your options for in-office and take-home whitening services.
Why choose to undergo professional tooth whitening?
There are many advantages to receiving tooth whitening services from a dentist, rather than using an at-home kit. One important advantage is the strength of the whitening solution that a licensed dentist can use in an office setting. Many whitening processes use hydrogen peroxide, a form of bleach, as their active ingredient. If you were to allow a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide to remain on your teeth for a prolonged period, you could experience acute tooth pain as well as a long-term increase in tooth sensitivity.
As a result, at-home whitening systems will use only a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which take much longer to produce results. However, a trained and licensed dentist can use multiple brief applications of treatments that have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide without causing long-term harm to the nerves in the teeth. This makes professional whitening a much faster and more effective process than over-the-counter whitening methods, with little risk of harm to teeth. Sterling Smile Dental offers superior teeth whitening services in its professional and comfortable San Fernando Valley offices. Contact us today for a consultation on our whitening options.
How to keep teeth white after whitening treatments
When you’ve had dental stains removed with professional whitening, there are steps you can take to make your teeth stay whiter longer:
- Brush your teeth after each meal.
- Avoid foods that would stain your teeth. This would include anything that could stain a shirt, such as red wine, coffee, or tea.
- If you regularly smoke or drink tooth-staining beverages, you may need to do at-home treatments in between professional treatments to maintain their color.
Call Sterling Smile Dental, and Start Smiling Again
If you’re looking for skilled, caring, and professional dental services in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, schedule an appointment at the Northridge offices of Sterling Smile Dental by calling 818-885-7117.