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Teeth Whitening

Aury Arroyo-Lourenco, DDS -  - General Dentistry

My Tooth Place

Aury Arroyo-Lourenco, DDS

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westminster, CA

The foods and drinks that you love can stain your teeth, leaving you with a dull, discolored smile. These days, professional teeth whitening can erase stains and give you bright white teeth that you want to show off. Visit the team at My Tooth Place in Westminster, California, for the best teeth whitening available. My Tooth Place offers a variety of whitening treatments and works with each patient to give them bright, natural-looking smiles. Learn more by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. Using peroxide-based bleaching solutions, whitening treatments lift stains caused by food and beverages. Most whitening treatments use a gel and light or heat to target staining. The bleach breaks up the stains on the surface of your teeth, making your teeth appear brighter. 

There are at-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments available at My Tooth Place. In-office treatments, performed under the supervision of a dentist, use more powerful solutions to deliver significantly whiter results. 

Teeth whitening treatments are most effective on yellow stains. Some brown stains can be treated with teeth whitening, while grey stains may not respond to treatment at all.

What causes tooth discoloration?

The outer layer of your teeth, called enamel, can get stained. These stains often develop due to darkly colored beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, or soda. Some acidic foods can cause discoloration as well. 

Discoloration can also be caused by poor oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing twice per day and visiting My Tooth Place regularly for cleanings can help your teeth stay stain-free. 

Smoking, using tobacco, and taking certain medications can make your teeth discolored. These stains are some of the most difficult to treat with teeth whitening.

It’s possible for stains to develop in the dentin, or layer below the enamel surface of your teeth. As you age, enamel gets thinner and discoloration can occur because the dentin is more visible. Teeth whitening treatments are most effective on surface stains, though they can also help with these stains.

What teeth whitening treatments does My Tooth Place use?

My Tooth Place offers a number of teeth whitening treatments to meet a wide variety of needs. Popular teeth whitening options include Zoom®, REMBRANDT®, and Venus White®. 

The Venus White system uses a hydrogen peroxide gel and requires only 3-4 20-minute sessions to give you noticeably whiter teeth. The My Tooth Place team often recommends Venus White or REMBRANDT for patients with common surface stains.

The Zoom whitening system takes between 30 and 45 minutes and can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter. It’s a good option for patients with stains due to food and drink, age, and even some medications. 

You can have a beautiful smile with the help of teeth whitening. To find out what options might be right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.