How Teeth Whitening Treatments Work
Teeth whitening treatments are easily accessible nowadays. With that said, you should contact our cosmetic dentist in Culver City before attempting to have your teeth whitened. Dr. Eftekhari will perform a checkup and clean your teeth to remove the surface stains. Once Dr. Eftekhari properly cleans your teeth, he can assess if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
Not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening treatments. Certain circumstances can prevent the dentist from using a whitening product on your teeth. If you have veneers, then the dentist will be unable to whiten your smile. In addition, typical whitening procedures rarely work on teeth that have internal stains or discoloration.
The first layer of a tooth’s surface is enamel, which is semi-translucent. Dentin is the layer underneath your tooth enamel that can appear in shades of yellow, gray, brown or black. To whiten the dentin, Dr. Eftekhari must place a peroxide solution on your tooth enamel. This peroxide will open the pores on your enamel so the solution can reach the dentin layer of your teeth.
There are multiple ways that you can whiten your smile. For example, you can choose an over-the-counter product or a professional take-home whitening kit. The safest option is to visit our expert in teeth whitening in Culver City. Since the results from teeth whitening treatments are not permanent, make sure to brush and floss your teeth daily. It is also important to know that the results will vary from person to person.