The new school year signals a fresh start, whether you're a student or faculty member. Fresh supplies, different classrooms, and new clothes are all part of the process when summer ends and the first bell rings, but have you considered renewing your smile as well? At Santa Rosa Dental Care in Santa Rosa, California, our teeth whitening treatments are a fast and cost-effective way to brighten your smile as you return to school this fall.
How does teeth whitening work?
The teeth whitening procedure takes under an hour at Santa Rosa Dental Care, although Dr. Jeffrey Elliott or Dr. Peter Lyu may suggest a cleaning before your treatment for the best results possible. Your lips and gums will first be prepared by one of our experienced staff members; this protects them from the bleaching chemicals and allows for maximum exposure of your teeth. One of your Santa Rosa dentists or their certified assistants will then apply the whitening gel, which is a concentrated hydrogen peroxide solution. A specialized light next to your chair is then turned on and positioned to shine on your teeth; this activates the whitening ingredients that will dissolve the stains on your teeth.
How long do the whitening treatments last?
Unlike at-home teeth whitening treatments, which can take several weeks to show results, you'll see a noticeable difference in just an hour-long appointment at your Santa Rosa dentist's office. To maintain these impressive results, you'll need to brush with a whitening toothpaste and avoid stain-causing products like coffee, red wine and tobacco. With proper care, your newly-whitened smile could last into the next school year!
Welcome the new academic year with a beautiful new smile. Call the offices of Dr. Jeffrey Elliott and Dr. Peter Lyu to schedule your teeth whitening treatment in Santa Rosa today!