Teeth Whitening Specialist

Excellence Dental Services

Dental Services Center located in Fullerton, CA & Chino Hills, CA

You brush and floss daily, and you keep up with your regular dental cleanings, but your teeth can still become naturally discolored due to aging and lifestyle habits. If you want to refresh your smile, consider Excellence Dental Services and its affiliated practices in Fullerton, California. The dental professionals provide several methods of teeth whitening at their comfortable, welcoming offices. For a brighter smile, call or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What causes teeth to become discolored?

Your diet, age, and other lifestyle habits affect the whiteness of your teeth. Common causes of teeth discoloration include:

  • Food and drink: Coffee, tea, and red wine can cause stains
  • Tobacco use: Smoking and chewing tobacco yellow your teeth
  • Poor hygiene: Failing to brush thoroughly or regularly can lead to a buildup of plaque
  • Trauma: Injury causes the development of more dentin, a dark layer under the enamel
  • Age: Your enamel thins with time, revealing the darker interior of your teeth
  • Medication: Certain medicines can discolor your teeth

Traditional peroxide-based teeth whitening is effective on many of these causes of discoloration. 

How does teeth whitening work?

During a teeth-whitening procedure, your provider uses a medical-grade product containing a special bleach that breaks stains into smaller pieces and brightens your smile. The bleaching process is accelerated with the use of a laser or specialized ultraviolet light that activates the gel that has been applied to your teeth.

The practice uses the Iveri™ whitening system, an in-office treatment that brightens your teeth in 1-2 20-minute sessions. The solution is administered in a tray that fits most mouths and then uses red and blue LED technology to accelerate whitening without the use of heat.

Iveri also features take-home whitening trays for touch-ups and maintenance of your brilliant smile. You wear them for a set number of minutes each day to achieve the shade you desire. 

Whitening only works on certain types of stains. Teeth that have yellowed due to food stains, aging, or tobacco usually respond well. If you have brown or grey teeth due to injury or medication, conventional whitening often doesn’t work, and you might consider veneers or crowns instead. Teeth whitening can’t change the color of replacement teeth, such as crowns and bridges.

What are the advantages of in-office whitening?

While many over-the-counter whitening products are available at your local grocery store, in-office whitening gets you fast, effective results. You’ll experience a dramatic change in just one visit.

Some people find the whitening solution irritating. With professional in-office whitening, you’re monitored, and your gums and other soft tissue are protected during the process.

Whitening isn’t permanent. You should avoid any habits that cause discoloration, or you may have to repeat the process in the future to maintain your bright smile.

Your smile reveals a lot about you. Make it the brightest, most welcoming one possible. Call Excellence Dental Services today or book an appointment online to learn more about the whitening options available to you.

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