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Providing Teeth Whitening in Sacramento, CA
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.
Jump start your smile. You no longer need to feel self-conscious about stained or discolored teeth. Using the latest teeth whitening techniques, it is now easier to whiten teeth stained from age, coffee, red wine, smoking, medicine or other sources.
Finding the Best Treatment for You
Schedule a visit with DiTomasso to learn whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners do not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish teeth will probably whiten well, brownish teeth may bleach less well, and grayish teeth may not whiten well at all. Likewise, whitening may not enhance your smile if you have had tooth-colored fillings or crowns. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you do have other options, such as porcelain veneers.
Tooth Whitening Treatments in Midtown
- Professional teeth whitening with your doctor
- At-home whitening system
- Whitening toothpaste
When selecting a whitener or any dental product, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance — your assurance that a product has met ADA standards of safety and effectiveness.
Professional Teeth Whitening with Zoom!®
Jump Starts your whitening — in just two hours. The treatment is safe, simple, and relaxing!
- To prepare for Zoom! whitening, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
- Then, we apply the Zoom! whitening gel, which is activated by the Zoom! light source. The gel and light work together to gently break up the stains on your teeth.
- Treatment consist of 3-4 application sessions in 15-minute intervals. Once treatment is complete you leave with a brighter, whiter smile.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for Zoom! whitening!
Learn more about Zoom! on their web site at www.zoomnow.com.
Zoom! whitening is a great Jump Start to whiten your teeth. Professional teeth whitening by your doctor is your best choice when you need immediate whitening results. This procedure is called chair-side ZOOM whitening and may require more than one office visit. Each visit may take from sixty to ninety minutes.
During chair-side whitening, a whitening agent is then applied to the teeth and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent.
At-Home Whitening System
For the two weeks you wear custom-made, close-fitting teeth whitening trays each night. These trays are filled with special prescription strength whitening gel that seeps into your teeth, gradually whitening them.
Carbamide peroxide is the whitening agent and comes in several different concentrations (10%, 15%, and 22%). Usage regimens vary. These products are used 2 hours daily, for 2 weeks. If you obtain the whitening solution from your doctor's office, they can make a custom-fitted mouthguard for you that will fit your teeth precisely. Currently, only dentist-dispensed, home-use, 10% carbamide peroxide tray-applied gels carry the ADA Seal.
Teeth whitening can have minor side-effects and you should speak with your doctor if these become bothersome. For example, teeth can become sensitive during the period when you are using the bleaching solution. In most cases, this sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Some people also experience soft tissue irritation, either from a tray that doesn't fit properly or from solution that may come in contact with the tissues. If you have concerns about such side effects, you should discuss them with the doctor.
All toothpastes help remove surface stain from your teeth through the action of mild abrasives. "Whitening" toothpastes in the ADA Seal of Acceptance program have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these ADA Accepted products do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth.
Contact our Sacramento CA dental office to learn about your teeth whitening options. Don't delay - DiTomasso Dental can help you achieve your whitest smile!