Bahia Dental Group
General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Pittsburg, CA
Is your smile as bright and white as you’d like, or do you crave a little more wattage? Professional teeth whitening from Marzieh Oghabian, DDS, of Bahia Dental Group in Pittsburg, California, can give you a beautiful, bright smile you’ll be excited to share with the world. If you’re curious about teeth whitening, schedule an appointment today to learn more. Online scheduling is one option, or you can always call or stop by to check appointment availability.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Many different factors can contribute to tooth discoloration, some of which are in your control and others that are not. The more common causes of tooth discoloration include:
- Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
- Certain medications
- Injury to a tooth
Teeth whitening is unlikely to alter the color of a tooth that is darkened due to injury or medication. Other options, including dental crowns, veneers, or inlays/onlays may be a better approach.
How does teeth whitening work?
Professional teeth whitening uses medical-grade solutions to penetrate deep within the tooth to break apart stains. The resulting particles are less concentrated, and this makes them more difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Proper application is critical to achieving the best possible whitening experience. Dr. Oghabian takes steps to isolate the treatment area and protect your gum tissue from the powerful whitening solution. Your session is carefully timed to deliver optimal results, and you receive advice on how to keep your newly brightened smile looking its best.
Used in combination with professional dental cleanings, teeth whitening is a powerful tool in brightening your smile. Some treatments also use a special light to penetrate stains and create a whiter appearance.
What about over-the-counter teeth-whitening products?
Visit any drugstore or grocery store and you’re confronted by a large section of dental care products, many of which promise to deliver a whiter smile. While some of these products can achieve minor shade improvements, none matches the power of in-office teeth whitening.
In addition, it’s hard for you to gauge how well over-the-counter products are working, so you might tend to overuse whitening pastes, strips, or trays. That can cause lasting damage to your gums, nerve tissue, and tooth enamel. Some over-the-counter products, however, can do a great job extending your results between in-office whitening appointments. Ask Dr. Oghabian for advice on which options to try.
Be wary of teeth-whitening services provided by anyone who is not a dentist. Your teeth should last a lifetime, and maintaining solid dental health is important. Unlicensed and untrained practitioners can damage your teeth, especially if they use products that are not rigorously tested and approved specifically for teeth whitening.
If you’re ready to whiten your smile and boost your confidence, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening today. You can book online any time of day or night, or call during business hours to speak with a member of the administrative staff.