If you've been thinking about whitening your teeth, you'd be joining the millions of people who have enjoyed the benefits of this quick and affordable cosmetic dental treatment. At Santa Rosa Dental Care, Dr. Jeffrey Elliot and Dr. Luke Landeros are proud to offer teeth whitening as a way to enhance their patients' smiles in Santa Rosa, California. Below are a few common questions regarding teeth whitening.
How does teeth whitening work?
The primary ingredient in any teeth whitening treatment is peroxide. Peroxide, when active, produces a significant amount of bubbles. Your Santa Rosa dentist uses this mechanism to oxygenate the tiny crevices that trap stain-causing food particles on the surface of your teeth. Those tiny bubbles get into these microscopic areas and clean them out, leaving behind your naturally white smile!
Does whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Some people experience sensitivity as a side effect of their whitening session. However, this is temporary and stops within a day or so of your treatment.
Can I whiten my teeth at home instead of paying for an in-office treatment?
There are dozens of teeth whitening products available to purchase at any grocery or drug store near you. However, choosing in-office whitening from your Santa Rosa dentist has several benefits that an over-the-counter kit can't offer. Having your teeth whitened at a dental office like Santa Rosa Dental Care means that you have trained professionals applying the gel and monitoring the process, ensuring your safety and the best results. Professional whitening typically lasts longer than at-home products; it can be as long as a year before you'll need another treatment!
To schedule a teeth whitening session, or for any questions, contact Santa Rosa Dental Care in Santa Rosa, California at (707) 921-1970.