Teeth Whitening at our Sacramento Dentist Office
Smile with Confidence and Get the Sparkle You've Been Missing
If you are considering teeth whitening speak with cosmetic dentist Dr. Hoang Truong regarding the types of results that you as an individual are likely to achieve. At Gateway Dental we provide the best teeth whitening experience in Sacramento! There are better candidates than others when it comes to teeth whitening so it is important that you visit with the doctor to discuss your potential results. We use only the latest, and most effective, teeth whitening products available. Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Gallery
Keeping our teeth naturally white is actually a difficult thing to do. The sins of our daily lives begin to show up on our teeth and our smile begins to fade --whether we realize it or not. The biggest culprits are, as you probably already know, coffee, dark sodas, tobacco, and wine. As our teeth gradually turn from white to lackluster we are usually the last to notice that a change has occurred. There is good news though because teeth whitening is a simple process that can return your teeth to their natural shade of white and decades can be erased from your smile.
What are my teeth whitening options? You can opt for in-office bleaching which can be completed in under two hours and a person can expect immediate results. It is perfect for today's busy individuals. Another options is our take-home tray whitening system. Results can be expected immediately but will take two weeks to reach the level of whitening expected from an in-office bleaching.
Who can benefit from teeth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including shade assessment.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
Yes. The convenience and availability of teeth whitening has made big advances. Teeth whitening is now very affordable and there are different options for different budgets.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research has been done to prove the safeness and effectiveness of teeth whitening. They have proved that the hydrogen peroxide used in the whitening systems is in fact safe when used under the supervision of a dentist.
What will I experience during the whitening process?
Many patients listen to music, use the office WiFi to play on their phones, or watch movies. Some even sleep. Those with a severe gag reflex or anxiety might have some issues during the in-office whitening treatment.
Can I expect any side effects?
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. Sensitivity usually dissipates within one day and up to seven. In some rare cases sensitivity can last up to a month.
How long do the results last?
A person can expect their smile to remain white for years. This is dependent, however, on the persons use of tobacco and consumption of dark liquids.
Tooth whitening is a well-established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Hydrogen Peroxide, the active agent, has also been safely used for many years in the treatments of gums and other oral soft tissue.
The teeth whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, are more difficult to whiten. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth.
If you have any questions, please contact this Sacramento Dentist today!! 916-649-0249
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