Fremont area dentist answers, how does professional teeth whitening work?
While over-the-counter whitening products are inexpensive and readily available at the local drugstore, many of them fail to provide the noticeable, dramatic results patients desire. Fremont, California area dentist, Drs. Munira Lokhandwala and Maryum Tariq, work routinely with individuals who are unhappy with the results of over-the-counter pastes, trays, and strips. In many cases, patients will find that a professional whitening treatment works best for whitening the smile shades brighter in as little as one hour!
How does teeth whitening work?
StarBrite Dental of Fremont, California offers two methods of whitening, including the at-home whitening kits and the in-office power bleaching techniques. The in-office power bleaching is often used by patients who want same-day, dramatic results. A specialized blend of ingredients formulates a gel that is administered onto the surfaces of the teeth and activated with a light. This pulls stains from deep within to provide immediate results. This method is more expensive than the at-home method but is perfect for special occasions such as weddings or reunions. Alternatively, some patients choose to use the at-home whitening kits which include custom trays and prescription-strength bleaching gel that is used by the patient at home each day to gradually brighten the smile. This is a more economical choice and can be combined with in-office treatments to help maintain the results achieved.
Which whitening method is right for me?
We encourage patients to book a consultation and initial evaluation with our team to determine which method of whitening is most appropriate based on their unique situation. Not everyone is a good fit for professional whitening. For example, patients who have porcelain restorations in their mouth, such as dental veneers or dental crowns, will notice that the whitening product does not affect these dental restorations. This can cause these teeth to stand out against the newly whitened smile. Patients serious about whitening their teeth and maintaining their results will want to consider having restorations replaced to match their newly brightened enamel for seamless integration. This requires commitment from the patient to maintain their whiter smile in the long-term to avoid color changes.
How can I book an appointment with a Fremont area dentist?
Calling the office of StarBrite Dental is the first step in getting the care and attention you need for your smile. If you are in Fremont, California and want to discuss professional teeth whitening with an experienced provider, call 510-795-7786 to book a consultation appointment with one of our dentists and find out which solution is best for you. StarBrite Dental is located at 38350 Fremont Boulevard, Suite #103 and accepts new and established patients and families in the area seeking the best quality dental care.
Our team consists of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and Dr. Maryum Tariq who are highly skilled dentists with decades of dental experience in both cosmetic and general dentistry.