Exploring the 3 Options in Tooth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening treatmentThere are many reasons why teeth stain over time. Cigarette smoking, coffee, sodas, teeth grinding, and some types of antibiotics can lead to a gradual darkening that affects the brightness of your smile. When you need a trusted dentist in Arcadia to help whiten your teeth, Dr. Farahmand is the doctor to call.

Over-the-Counter Solutions

Teeth whitening has become a very popular procedure in recent years, which has led to a rise in at-home procedures you can buy in a pharmacy or online. An obvious drawback to this option is the lack of customization.

Since over-the-counter kits are made to fit any mouth, you may not have a good match between the trays and your gum lines. When whitening gels come into contact with the soft tissue of your gums, you may feel a certain amount of irritation. If you endure it, the process lasts several weeks.

Supervised At-Home Whitening

If at-home whitening makes the most sense for you, your dentist can supervise the procedure for you. With this option, Dr. Farahmand will take an impression of your mouth so the trays holding the whitening gel will match your bite and limit the amount of irritation you feel.

Whether you opt for an over-the-counter solution or have Dr. Farahmand help you with at-home whitening, you will need to devote at least one hour per day for several weeks to get full results. The results vary from one to four shades whiter than your teeth’s current coloring.

Zoom! 2 In Office Whitening

As its name suggests, the Zoom! 2 whitening system is the fastest procedure available. It takes less than one hour in our office, but the results are several times better than take-home solutions. Zoom! whitening usually improves teeth by eight to 12 shades in as little as 45 minutes.

While teeth whitening is not for everyone, you can improve the brightness of your smile dramatically with just one quick visit to the dentist. For further information or schedule a consultation, please contact OF Dental Care at 626.254.1948 or visit www.OFDentalCare.com.

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