Teeth whitening is a popular procedure done to brighten your smile. First, speak with our dentists to see if whitening is a good option for you. Depending on the type of discoloration that is present on your teeth, whitening may or may not be effective. Common reasons for teeth discoloration result from using tobacco, staining from food or drinks, and poor oral hygiene. Tooth whitening is most effective on surface stains. Although whitening is helpful for the appearance of teeth, it is not permanent and stains may recur over time.
There are many types of whitening that can be done, and the most common type is a gel solution that can be applied directly to the surface of the teeth. This type of whitening can be done at our dental office or at home. When you visit Scripps Rock Dental, our dentists will put a whitening agent on the teeth that is activated by a light or laser. For whitening at home, our dentists may recommend that you wear a whitening tray containing the whitening agent for several hours a day until you reach the shade you desire. Whitening toothpaste may also be purchased to help remove staining on the enamel.
Contact Scripps Rock Dental today at 858-530-0300 to see if teeth whitening in San Diego, California, is right for you!