The most popular option for cosmetic dental procedures is definitely teeth whitening. While the overall health and well being of the teeth and mouth is vital, having a bright white smile is a top priority for many patients. The multitude of over the counter options available can overwhelm most shoppers, but the best bet is to work with your trusted dentist to get the best whitening possible.
While toothpaste and mouthwashes can work to whiten teeth, it can often take much longer than expected and the change is often subtle and temporary. Whitening strips are generically made, so they do not fit every mouth perfectly, which can lead to uneven whitening. Generic mouth guards are also not as effective since they are not custom made for your mouth, which can lead to whitening gels harming the gums.
Your teeth whitening dentist can recommend the best option for you. Since different types of staining and different types of teeth can respond to some whitening treatments more than others, we offer several options.
Laser teeth whitening is a popular teeth whitening treatment. After a whitening gel is applied to the teeth, a laser is used to heat the whitening gel which activates it and allows it to work quickly. The Zoom whitening system is an option available in-office and at home. In the office, a special light is used in conjunction with a whitening agent to get your teeth several shades whiter in just one visit. For at home use, a custom mouth guard is created for you to apply the whitening gel to your teeth in a seamless manner. This is often used by many patients for touch-ups after receiving an in-office treatment.
Gentle Family Dentistry can help to deliver the best teeth whitening in Bakersfield.