Opt for professional teeth whitening and say goodbye to yellowing teeth.
By Jeffrey C. Elliott, DDS
January 05, 2015
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If you’re thinking about getting teeth whitening in Santa Rosa, here are some things to consider before getting this cosmetic dental treatment.

What is professional teeth whitening like?

The process is performed in our office and only takes about 45 minutes. We will first apply a highly concentrated bleaching agent to your teeth and then use a laser to activate the gel. The gel will stay on for about fifteen minutes. Then we will remove the gel, reapply it and use the laser to reactivate it for another fifteen minutes. We usually perform three 15-minute sessions in order to achieve the best results. Our whitening system removes surface stains and whitens teeth up to ten shades in one session.

Is teeth whitening safe on enamel?

When used by a professional, teeth whitening is completely safe and will not damage enamel. If you’re interested in coming back for maintenance treatments, talk to your doctor about how long you should wait between treatment sessions.

If you plan to whiten teeth on your own, always follow the instructions exactly as they are written to avoid any problems.

Will teeth whitening cause teeth sensitivity?

If you do experience tooth sensitivity after treatment it will usually go away after a couple days. If you have naturally sensitive teeth, talk to your Santa Rosa dentist about ways you can prepare your smile for teeth whitening to reduce the amount of sensitivity you may experience during treatment.

Is professional teeth whitening effective on all stains?

Teeth whitening is only effective on external stains, which are usually yellow or brown. Teeth whitening will not remove internal stains that are typically blue or gray in color. Internal stains are better treated with veneers or other cosmetic procedures.

Will teeth whitening lighten my dental work?

Teeth whitening only lightens natural tooth structures, so crowns, veneers and fillings will not whiten with this treatment.

Do commercial teeth whiteners really work?

Some people may claim to see slight changes in their smiles; however, whitening toothpastes really only clean stained surfaces and won’t change the color of your teeth. You may see a minor change with weeks of use, but your teeth aren’t actually being whitened.

What do you say? Are you ready to get your teeth professionally whitened in Santa Rosa? If so, call our office and schedule your first whitening session with us.