You may notice that your teeth become dull, yellowed or discolored over time. This can occur due to a number of factors, including:
- The natural aging process
- Poor oral hygiene
- Foods and drinks that stain
- Use of tobacco products, including smoking
- Illness and certain medications
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoride consumption)
Our dentists and team offer professional teeth whitening to brighten and renew the appearance of your teeth and give you back a beautiful smile. While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available, nothing will lighten the color of your teeth more quickly or effectively than a professional treatment.
Teeth whitening relies on a powerful whitening gel, which is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten and break up stains, yellowing and discoloration on the tooth enamel to give you a noticeably whiter smile. At our office, we offer two different options for your teeth whitening treatment: Zoom and Sapphire. Zoom teeth whitening relies more heavily on a specialized hydrogen peroxide gel that is applied directly to your teeth and allowed to sit for approximately 15 minutes. Then our dentists use a chairside lamp to target all your teeth at once, activating the gel and removing your stubborn tooth stains. Sapphire, on the other hand, uses a chemically activated solution that does not require lasers or lamps, making it am effective and easy-to-use whitening treatment both in-office and at-home.
Both in-office and take-home whitening systems are available for your use. If you choose to receive in-office whitening, our dentists and team will activate your whitening gel using a special light, and you can leave our office with a noticeably whiter smile. Take-home whitening involves the use of custom whitening trays, which you will then wear as directed on your own schedule and in the comfort of your home. Your teeth will gradually become whiter over a period of several weeks. When you visit Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics for your appointment, our dentists will discuss both types of whitening with you to help you determine which type of whitening is right for you.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Surjit Chahal and find out more about teeth whitening in Modesto, California, call us today at 209-521-3400!