Teeth Whitening – Arcadia, CA
Achieve True White Results in Record Time
It’s no secret that laser technology has been the key to several advances in dentistry. While most of those have been in the areas of restorative care and periodontal therapy, cosmetic dentistry has also been positively impacted. Specifically, you can now get the perfect white smile you’ve always wanted with teeth whitening in Arcadia. The process may require a couple of treatments, but the results are no less than spectacular. If you’d like to learn more about this service, continue reading or give our office a call today!
Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
There are many reasons why your smile may not be as bright as it once was. The primary reason is probably what you eat and drink every day. Think of all the richly colored foods and beverages out there: dark chocolate, blueberries, red tomato sauce, black coffee, green tea, and the list goes on and on. These all have the potential to stain your teeth.
In addition, the following may also contribute to the discoloration of your smile:
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Certain medications (i.e., antibiotic tetracycline if taken at a young age)
- Chemotherapy and radiation for cancer treatment
- Teeth grinding and clenching
- Micro-cracks in the enamel that trap food particles and other stain-causing debris
Fortunately, teeth whitening in Arcadia can eliminate these stains and give you a set of pearly whites you’ll proudly show off. Research shows that people with white teeth are not only considered younger but also smarter, more outgoing, and even more financially successful than their not-so-lucky peers.
How Does In-Office Teeth Whitening Work?
Many bleaching products are sold in stores for use at home. However, you can only get laser teeth whitening treatment in a dental office. It’s a safe and effective option that’ll deliver fast yet stunning results – perfect for patients who have an upcoming special event like a job interview, wedding, or graduation!
Before the procedure, Dr. Canzoneri will protect your gums, lips, and other soft tissues by placing cheek retractors in your mouth and a rubber dam over your gums. Then, a strong bleaching solution is applied to your teeth. The heat from our laser speeds the whitening process and also improves its effectiveness. We use a bleaching gel with a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide to achieve the most dazzling results.
At the end of your teeth whitening treatment, we’ll apply fluoride to prevent tooth sensitivity. It’s worth noting that even though each treatment takes about an hour, you may need more than one session to reach the level of white you desire.
Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile
Once you have the beautiful smile of your dreams, you’ll want to keep it that way forever! Here are some steps you can take to preserve your bright results:
- Reduce your intake of dark-colored foods and drinks (i.e., soda, red wine, coffee, soy sauce, curry)
- Practice good oral hygiene (i.e., brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse regularly)
- Stay on top of your routine checkups and cleanings to ensure there are no problems developing
- Avoid poor dental habits like smoking, biting your fingernails, and using your teeth as tools
- Visit Dr. Canzoneri regularly for touch-ups
Are you tired of hiding your stained or discolored smile? Contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Canzoneri to find out if teeth whitening in Arcadia is right for you!