Teeth whitening treatments are one of the most commonly requested dental procedures in America today. Florencio Burquez DDS, offers gentle and effective teeth whitening treatments at his dental practice in Chula Vista, California. You can enjoy a brighter, whiter, and more youthful looking smile in just one in-office treatment. If you’re ready to improve your smile, make an appointment with Dr. Burquez today by calling or scheduling your appointment online.
Patients choose to whiten their teeth for a variety of reasons, but primarily it’s because they want their bright, white, youthful smile back. Your teeth may become yellow and stained from a variety of foods and bad habits that brushing and flossing can’t reverse, including:
Some medications and trauma may cause the teeth to discolor as well, although staining caused by these factors often doesn’t respond to dental bleaching treatments.
After your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and checked for signs of decay, Dr. Burquez will put soft plastic retainers in your mouth that hold your lips away from your teeth.
He will apply a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to your teeth, carefully avoiding your gums.
Then he will direct a special light at your treated teeth to activate the gel and accelerate the whitening process.
After the treatment is complete, the gel will be removed from your teeth and you are done.
Teeth whitening treatments typically last for between 30-90 minutes.
Professional teeth bleaching is faster and more effective than over the counter treatments.
Professional treatments use a stronger hydrogen peroxide solution since the treatment is monitored by your dentist.
Professional teeth whitening is complete within 1 treatment while you may need to repeat over the counter treatments every day for 2 weeks or more, which could increase the potential to develop tooth sensitivity.
You may find that your teeth are sensitive to temperature for a day or so following treatment and may want to avoid very hot and very cold drinks. Otherwise, you will care for your teeth as normal with twice daily brushing and flossing and routine visits to the dentists for professional cleanings and checkups.
To maintain your new bright white smile, you may choose to avoid eating and drinking foods that contribute to staining.