teeth whitening Santa AnaDo you have stained teeth? Have you tried store-bought products that promised to restore your smile to its former bright, white glory and felt disappointed by the results? If stains on your teeth have affected your self-confidence and appearance, you might want to consider professional teeth whitening. Experienced in cosmetic dentistry, our dentist can turn dull, yellowed teeth into enviable pearly whites.

Why Over the Counter Products Fail

If you have permanent tooth stains, over the counter products simply lack the strength to remove deep stains. In fact, most store bought products only address surface stains. Permanent stains, however, seep below the enamel surface of teeth and require prescription-strength bleaching agents to make a noticeable difference in one’s smile.

How Permanent Stains Form

There are two types of permanent stains: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic tooth stains typically signal that something is wrong with the inside of the tooth and these types of stains are normally addressed by endodontic and restorative treatment. Extrinsic stains, on the other hand, form with exposure to tobacco, certain drinks and foods, and of course, the aging process. For example, red wine and the consumption of vegetables like beets can stain teeth over time. Those who use smokeless tobacco or smoke cigars or cigarettes will notice that their smiles become yellow, too.

Professional Teeth Whitening Renews Smiles

Using safe yet effective ingredients, our dental team offers professional teeth whitening services that will dramatically whiten a smile. In fact, some patients enjoy a smile that is ten shades whiter after treatment. By choosing professional whitening, you not only achieve noticeable results, you can also protect your smile against tooth sensitivity and irritation of soft oral tissues. Receiving teeth whitening from our dentist is non-invasive and incredibly convenient. When compared to the cost of using ineffective products and their negative side effects, professional whitening treatment is a sound investment in your appearance and quality of life.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry or if you would like to schedule an appointment, call our practice today.