By Megha Josh DDS and Achyut Joshi DDS
June 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you wish you could transform your stained or yellowed teeth into a pearly white, Hollywood smile? If so, you could benefit from a professional, in-office teeth whitening session. This procedure could breathe life back into your smile and leave you looking great and feeling even better. Learn more about teeth whitening with help from your Moreno Valley dentists, Megha Joshi, DDS and Achyut Joshi, Teeth WhiteningDDS.

How does teeth whitening work?

In-office professional whitening sessions from your Moreno Valley dentists use bleaching agents to lift the color of your teeth. Chemical reactions between the whitening agents and the stains on your teeth break the bonds which hold the stains together. This breaks up the stain itself, giving your teeth a whiter appearance. At-home whitening kits, while still somewhat effective, cannot be monitored as an in-office session can, meaning their whitening agents are weaker. Most at-home kits take weeks before you begin to see positive results. In-office whitening can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades in just a single, hour-long session.

An obvious benefit of professional teeth whitening is the dramatic effect you will get in such a short amount of time. These results boost self-confidence, making face-to-face encounters easier and giving you the freedom to put your best face forward during a first impression. Teeth whitening does not work on dental restorations, making someone who has natural teeth free of restorations like dental crowns or bridges the best candidate for a whitening session.

How can I keep my teeth white between sessions?

The best way to prevent stains and discolorations is to avoid the things which cause them. The acids in darkly-colored and highly-pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, and berries are notorious for causing tooth discoloration. Tobacco use is one of the main causes of tooth yellowing. Since avoiding these things is not feasible for some people, be sure to brush after consuming stain-causing foods or drinks. If you cannot brush, swish with water to wash away any particles which may remain on the teeth.

For more information on professional teeth whitening in the Moreno Valley area, please contact Megha Joshi, DDS and Achyut Joshi, DDS. Call (951)247-2738 to schedule your appointment for teeth whitening today!