Are you looking for a way to brighten the shade of your smile? Professional teeth whitening can help and is available through the care of cosmetic dentistry specialist Ayed Hawatmeh, DDS, of Bravo Dental Group with offices in Brea, Banning, Corona, and Hemet, California. Online scheduling is a fast and easy way to book a visit, or you can always call the office during normal business hours.
Many different things can cause or contribute to changes in the shade of your teeth, but the aging process is among the most common. The only layer of hard tooth tissue that is naturally white is your enamel.
The layer directly beneath your enamel, called dentin, is naturally yellow. As the years pass, your enamel thins, showing more of the yellow dentin.
Additional causes of tooth discoloration include:
If you’ve noticed your smile growing dimmer over the years, professional teeth whitening can help.
Teeth whitening works by using a powerful whitening agent to blast apart stains, revealing a brighter, whiter smile. At Bravo Dental Group, in-office whitening can make your smile multiple shades whiter in just one visit, in about an hour.
Dr. Hawatmeh begins by isolating your tongue and other soft tissue to protect them before applying the whitening solution to the front sides of your teeth. Some whitening systems use a special light to activate the solution while others only need to remain in place for a short time.
Removing the solution and thoroughly rinsing your mouth is the final step. You’ll be able to enjoy your whiter smile right away. Some people report mild soreness after professional teeth whitening, but these sensations fade away quickly.
Once you see how beautiful your smile looks after professional whitening, you’ll want to do all you can to extend those results. Coming in for routine dental exams and professional cleanings is an important part of maintaining your smile.
You should also embrace a solid dental hygiene routine to remove plaque and prevent dental decay. Daily brushing and flossing go a long way toward keeping smiles bright and healthy.
If you love foods and drinks known to stain, you can still enjoy your favorites. Simply give your teeth a quick, light brushing afterward, or rinse thoroughly with water.
When you’re ready to set up your whitening visit, give us a call or fill out the form below. The Bravo Dental Group team looks forward to partnering with you to achieve your best possible smile.