What is Tooth Bleaching?

Tooth bleaching, also known as teeth whitening, is a procedure that restores the natural color of the teeth. It can even lighten them beyond the natural color for a brilliantly beautiful smile. Our Northridge cosmetic dentist offers teeth whitening treatments to help patients maintain not only a healthy, but also vibrant smile. With the right tooth bleaching procedure, we can take years off your age and give you renewed confidence in your smile.

Most bleaching methods use some form of peroxide. Professional-strength hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are usually the bleaching agents used in most teeth whitening products. The peroxide is designed to penetrate through the porous crystal-like structure of the enamel in order to break down the stains and deposits contained within the enamel and dentin. Some professional treatments use special UV lights to activate and accelerate the bleaching process.

Once your teeth have been professionally bleached, you will need to maintain your results through good dental habits. Soda, coffee, wine and sports drinks are all known for staining teeth, which means you may need to reduce your intake. Plaque and tartar buildup will also discolor teeth, so you will need to brush and floss according to your recommendations. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in tooth bleaching in Northridge.

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