You may not have noticed that your smile isn't as white as it should be until you were standing next to your friends and family for that holiday picture, and once the photo was taken, you discovered your less-than-pearly-white smile. No worries.
You can visit us at Toomin & Bieber in Burbank, CA to get those teeth whitened up and gorgeous before that next group photo event.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
When Lawrence Toomin, DDS and Mark Bieber, DDS practice professional teeth whitening, there is a procedure they use.
First, your teeth will be cleaned with a polishing agent, such as pumice, to get them as clean and white as possible.
Next, your teeth will be isolated from the rest of your mouth with gauze or other barriers, so the whitening agent doesn't spill onto other structures in your mouth.
A solution, usually peroxide or carbamide, is added to the front of your teeth.
Then a laser or a light is used to activate the solution.
You will wait for between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the whitening formula used.
Then, the dentist removes the barriers and adds a fluoride wash to help with tooth sensitivity, and you're finished.
How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?
Depending on the solution used and how well you care for your teeth, you can expect the results of your teeth whitening to last between six months to two years. The better care you take of your teeth, the longer it will last.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Teeth whitening is safe for your teeth. If you have concerns about whitening your teeth, or you want to know what whitening agent is used, it is a good idea to discuss your concerns with someone on our team before the procedure.
Does Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?
Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth. Teeth are made of enamel, which is the same product found in bone. You may notice that your teeth are more sensitive after whitening, which is the most common side effect. You can alleviate this side effect by using mouthwash and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
How Long After Teeth Whitening Can I Eat Normally?
You will want to be careful what you eat after teeth whitening for between 24 to 72 hours. You do not want to consume any foods or liquids that normally stain your teeth like soda, coffee, or candy.
What to Eat After Teeth Whitening
After your teeth have been whitened, you will want to stick to softer foods for a day or two.
To get the best results from your teeth-whitening experience, you will want to avoid foods or beverages that tend to discolor or stain teeth, for the first day or so. These products include some fruits, such as pomegranate or purple grapes, caffeine, smoking, red wine, mustard, and tomato products, such as spaghetti sauce.
Schedule Teeth Whitening with Our Dentists in Burbank, CA Today!
If you are tired of looking at your less-than-white smile, we can help. Contact us at (818) 748-9998 today, so we can schedule an appointment with you to get a brighter smile as soon as possible.