Professional Teeth Whitening in Santa Rosa, CA
It's hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Yet our teeth rarely stay as white as we'd like them to without a little help. Fortunately, that help is available at the dental office in Santa Rosa, CA. Learn about the advantages of teeth whitening by a Santa Rosa dentist who is experienced in cosmetic dentistry, like Dr. Elliott.
Teeth whitening done in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. It's also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. Depending on the whitening method you choose, results can be dramatic: in-office whitening, for example, can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour.
Professionally supervised teeth whitening treatments at the Santa Rosa dental office will work faster, and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better, than over-the-counter whitening products. Having an oral exam before you begin any whitening process is an important first step to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Also, please be aware that it can be risky to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel in shopping malls. If you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you, talk to us first.
What to Expect at a Whitening Appointment
The majority of the time you spend at your professional teeth whitening appointment at our Santa Rosa dental office will be spent laying back and relaxing. After protecting your gums, your Santa Rosa dentist will gently apply a bleaching gel to the surface of your teeth and then use a laser curing light tool to activate the gel. After you relax for about an hour, the dentist will remove the gel and reveal your new smile.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
There are two categories of benefits of having your teeth whitened professionally—immediate and overall. The immediate benefits include brightening up your appearance in one relatively short appointment by up to eight shades. If you try other whitening solutions, like over the counter products, you will have to wait much longer for results. The overall benefits of having your teeth whitened by a Santa Rosa dentist include:
- Increased self-confidence.
- Younger appearance (people with whiter teeth are generally perceived as younger).
- Better social experience (people tend to trust people who have nice smiles more).
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person (six months to two years or even longer). First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at the dental office. Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea and coffee. If you smoke, use your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit — a good idea in any event! A minor touch-up every so often, either at home or at the dental office, can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.
Learn More about Teeth Whitening
- Why Wait Weeks for a Whiter Smile--You Can Get One Day
- How to prepare for a teeth whitening procedure?
call Santa Rosa Dental Care at (707) 921-1970 today!
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