Tooth discoloration can result from stains on the enamel, the porous surface that covers the teeth. While tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it is not stain-proof. Certain foods and beverages can leave behind stubborn stains that can be difficult to remove through brushing alone. Additionally, some medications can cause teeth to darken.
Since the appearance of your smile can affect your self-esteem and confidence, professional teeth whitening treatments offer a way to achieve a brighter smile. Visit Torrey Hills Family Dentistry for the best dental care.
The Teeth Whitening Procedure
During the procedure, our dentist will apply a protective barrier over the gums that surround your teeth to help keep them safe throughout the whitening treatment. The bleaching gel will then be applied to the teeth and activated through a special light. This light will penetrate the outer enamel of your teeth to help break up any stains affecting the teeth's natural whiteness.
Most patients see results after the first treatment, but additional appointments might be needed to achieve your desired brightness level.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Improved Appearance
A whiter smile can make you look younger and more attractive. When you meet people, it’s the first thing they’ll notice about you. In many cases, people will associate a brighter smile with good health. When your smile looks healthy, you feel more confident about showing it off.
- Improves Self-Confidence
When you feel insecure about your smile, you may not want to smile or laugh in front of others. This can lead to feeling awkward and anxious in certain situations. By whitening your teeth, you can boost your confidence and feel more at ease in social and professional situations.
Additionally, improving your appearance may make you feel more confident overall. This is because you are happier with your appearance, which can improve your self-image and make you feel better. This can also translate into improved self-esteem and better confidence in other areas of your life.
If you are unhappy with the color of your smile, contact our dentist about how you can improve the look and health of your teeth and gums. For more information, visit Torrey Hills Family Dentistry at 4765 Carmel Mountain Rd Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92130, or call (858) 481-0080. Our dentist will be able to recommend the best treatment options for your needs so that you can enjoy a bright, brilliant smile for years to come.