Over time, everything from the foods and drinks we consume to our brushing and flossing habits, could lead to teeth stains. However, your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist has two unique treatments designed to remove teeth stains and help you enjoy a smile brightened by several shades. In today’s blog, let’s look at our at-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments.
The Causes of Teeth Stains
Let’s talk specifically about the causes of your teeth stains. When we eat foods high in sugar or starch, or consume beverages with a lot of sugar, this leaves behind particles trapped between the teeth. Bacteria will break down these particles, causing plaque buildup to accumulate that not only makes stains more visible, but increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Beverages with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee, could also discolor the smile, as could smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products. While a better diet and daily brushing and flossing (along with a professional cleaning every six months) helps control discoloration, for a sparkling smile you may still need teeth whitening.
Removing Discoloration at Home
We start with an initial office visit, in which we use detailed impressions to design and create a set of plastic trays that fit comfortably. You will take them home, along with a powerful bleaching gel. At home, fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes a day, over the course of a week to ten days. The exact amount will depend the cause and extent of your discoloration. This option helps brighten smiles by several shades, and you can keep the trays and leftover gel for touch-ups in the coming months.
A Brighter Smile in One Visit
You can also obtain a brighter smile in as little as two hours with our in-office option! We begin by placing a protective covering over the lips and gums, and then applying a special bleaching gel to the teeth. A light will the activate the gel and begin breaking up stains. We can also use a laser as well. This option helps offer stunning results in a short time frame, a great choice if you have a date or job interview coming up. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a bright and sparkling smile with cosmetic treatment options. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist right away by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as well as Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rialto, and the surrounding communities.