Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains from the enamel of your teeth by applying a special bleaching material. The bleach material penetrates the outer layer of the enamel and takes out stains that cannot be removed otherwise. A number of factors can cause teeth to become discolored. The foods we eat or drink such as coffee, tea, or wine and certain medications can all cause our teeth to be stained or discolored.
At Ortega Cottage Dentistry, we can offer different options when it comes to whitening your teeth. Dr. Kim can use the Zoom method in conjunction with a UV light to activate the whitening process in short sessions in the office. We can also make bleaching trays for you to wear with differing concentrations of whitening gels to go through the whitening process in the comfort of your own home.
Professional in-office whitening sessions will yield the fastest results. Take home trays made by our team will also yield great results while being more cost effective, but could take more time. Professional tooth whitening is safe and is typically better than using over the counter whitening products since they have lowering concentrations, rendering them less effective.
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Professional teeth whitening is a fast, safe, and effective way to brighten any smile. Make an appointment with Dr. Michael Kim, so he and his dental team can explain more to you about Teeth Whitening, and other options you may want to consider.