La Habra smiles gleam with professional teeth whitening
A radiant smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, and the feature they are most likely to remember. Even if heredity, time, or lifestyle have left you with dingy teeth, you can get a glowing smile with professional teeth whitening. The hygiene team at Summit Dental in La Habra, CA offers a gentle, effective method.
Our dentists provide a personalized whitening experience:
- Impressions are taken of your mouth to create custom trays. These appliances are made of smooth plastic, for a snug, comfortable fit.
- You are given a supply of prescription strength bleaching gel. This higher concentration is not available in over-the-counter products.
- Fill the trays with the whitening formulation and wear them for about an hour a day. Some patients prefer to whiten through the night.
- If you have very sensitive teeth, a special buffering ingredient can be added, or the treatment schedule may be adjusted.
- You begin to see results after a few treatments, and continue to whiten until teeth reach the level of brilliance you desire.
- Use the kit periodically to maintain your gorgeous bright smile indefinitely.
The science behind whitening
Tooth enamel looks solid, but it contains tubules. These microscopic channels go through enamel to the dentin layer underneath. Pigments from foods, beverages, and tobacco get trapped in tubules as well as scratches in enamel. In addition, enamel thins as we age, allowing yellowish dentin to show through.
We provide a whitening product formulated with carbamide peroxide. Oxygen molecules in the gel react with pigments, breaking stains up and lifting them from enamel. With the oversight of a trained dental team, this treatment safely restores and exceeds natural whiteness.
Teeth whitening is one of the most economical ways to enhance the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence. Would you like to learn more? Call (562) 694-3984 to schedule a visit to Summit Dental in La Habra.