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Safety and Effectiveness of Teeth Whitening

Safety and Effectiveness of Teeth Whitening

Never underestimate the power of beautifully white teeth. There are times when a smile is your only chance to make a lasting impression. A reason why you should always be ready with stain-free and flawlessly white teeth.

The hindrance to flashing that perfect smile is yellow stains or blemishes on your teeth. There are many reasons for this unsightly presence like coffee, tea, soda, smoking, and bad oral hygiene can all contribute to the build up of stains on your otherwise pristinely white teeth.

Nothing to worry everything is under control, dazzling smiles is within everybody’s reach. From over-the-counter (OTC) strips to treatments in a dental office in Culver City. You have a lot of options to choose from for brightening up your stained or darkened teeth.

Whitening products may be administered by dentist in Culver City in the dental office, dispensed by dentists for home-use or purchased from OTC and can be categorized in two groups:

• Peroxide-containing bleaching agents
• Whitening toothpastes (dentifrices)

Peroxide-containing bleaching agents

Bleaching agents use carbamide peroxide which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea, with hydrogen peroxide as the bleaching agent. The side effects observed with thee peroxide-bleaching agents are tooth sensitivity and occasional irritation of the gums. This often occurs during the early stages of the treatment. Tissue irritation may result from an ill-fitting tray used to contain bleaching product. Both sensitivity and tissue irritation are temporary and stop after the treatment.

Dental-dispensed and OTC home-use products

Currently, there are many whitening product options available to consumers both from the dentist in Culver City and retail outlets. These products include gels placed in trays that cover the teeth, bleaching strips and others.

Professionally applied bleaching products

There are many professionally applied teeth bleaching used by dentist in a dental office Culver City. These products use hydrogen peroxide and are sometimes used with laser or light to hasten the whitening process. Home-use products are used over a two to four week period; the in-dental office Culver City professional procedure is completed in about an hour

Whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste contains polishing or chemical compounds that are designed to improve tooth appearance by removing surface stains.

If you choose a bleaching product, only do so after consultation with a dentist in Culver City.
Culver City Dentist

Dr. Eftekhari, expert in teeth whitening in Culver City, and the other dentists provide other cosmetic and general dental services for both adults and children in addition to performing teeth whitening.

A thorough examination will be performed to determine if bleaching is an appropriate course of treatment. This is important for patients with many fillings, crowns and extremely dark stains. The dentist and patient can discuss the appropriate treatment.

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