Teeth whitening is a procedure designed to remove stains from your teeth's surface and restore their natural color. Tooth discoloration can be caused by factors such as aging, smoking, or consuming certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, pomegranates, and other intensely pigmented foods.
Professional teeth whitening is an excellent option for patients who want to whiten their teeth most safely and effectively. At OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, our dentist can ensure that your teeth are appropriately protected by applying the whitening agent to custom-fitted trays rather than directly placing them on your teeth.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is highly effective when you want to whiten your teeth just a few shades lighter. On the other hand, over-the-counter whitening products are not as effective as professional products and can only lighten teeth a few shades at most.
Regarding your dental health, it’s always best to trust professionals. Your dentist has the training, experience, and equipment to provide safe and effective teeth whitening services. While over-the-counter products are convenient, they aren’t always the right fit for everyone. Some people could develop tooth sensitivity from these products or even cause damage to their enamel. It’s always important to talk to your dentist beforehand about any potential concerns. Your dentist will inform you if over-the-counter whitening is the right option for you and will provide recommendations for keeping your smile bright for years to come.
The Advantages of Professional Whitening
Many benefits come with having your teeth whitened professionally by a cosmetic dentist. For starters, the whitening trays from your dentist are custom designed to fit your mouth perfectly for maximum comfort and the best results. Your dentist can also give you specific instructions on the best care for your teeth after the whitening process is complete. Additionally, if your teeth become stained over time, you can schedule another appointment and repeat the process as needed. This level of convenience cannot be replicated with over-the-counter methods. Professional whitening is safer for patients because the dentist monitors it. A dentist can catch any developing oral health problems before they become serious.
Our practice uses only the safest and most effective treatments customized to your specific needs and goals. If you have concerns about your oral health or are interested in achieving a brighter, whiter smile, contact OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, at 5779 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 or call (714) 779-7700 to schedule an appointment.