Teeth Whitening Can Brighten Your Smile
If you’re unhappy with the color of your smile, teeth whitening is a great option that can leave you with a sparkling smile you can’t wait to show off! You can purchase at-home kits to use in the comfort of your own home. Treatment should be repeated to maintain a bright white color over time.
The color of your teeth is created by light reflecting and scattering off the enamel, combined with the color of dentin beneath the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the dentin color to show, and the thickness of your enamel depends on your genes and age. Over time, enamel becomes thinner and the dentin becomes darker, which can lead to discolored teeth. Enamel also contains pores that hold stains, which can lead to an even duller look.
Causes of discoloration:
- Using tobacco, both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
- Drinking dark-colored liquids, like coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
- Not properly cleaning your teeth every day
Whiten Your Teeth at Home
Professional teeth whitening kits can be purchased from our office. These kits contain a high-quality teeth whitening solution that you will apply to a mouthguard and wear for several hours every day. Dr. Oji or Dr. Abalos will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-fitted mouth guard that feels comfortable. The kits are very easy to use, and many patients find it convenient to be able to relax in the comfort of their own home while the gel whitens their teeth.
You can purchase whitening agents and mouthpieces over-the-counter and online, but these products contain a much weaker formula than the ones you can receive from a professional. Having your teeth whitened under the guidance of a dentist also ensures even coloring and optimal results.
Teeth Whitening in Fresno, CA
If you wish your teeth were whiter, look no further! Contact our office to schedule an appointment and purchase your convenient and easy-to-use at-home teeth whitening kit. We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter, whiter smile.