Changing the color of your teeth can be simple and quick with a trip to your local dentist in Arcadia. Dr Farahmand has been changing smiles for decades and can quickly identify which color changing technology will best suit your oral care needs. Let us briefly discuss everything from professional in office whitening to home bleaching trays to get you started!
Professional in Office Tooth Whitening
Professional in-office whitening is a great option for rapid results and pairs perfectly with take home trays for maintenance. Most office whitening sessions take about an hour for the whitening process, and some additional time is needed for tray fabrication if home trays are made.
Zoom whitening is a professional treatment that can be used to lighten teeth by several shades in less than one hour. It is the most effective treatment for tooth whitening and unlike other options, it does not require multiple sessions. Zoom whitening uses LED light to activate the hydrogen peroxide gel on the teeth. The gel is applied by a Zoom professional, then it is activated with LED light which causes the hydrogen peroxide to break down, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and the dentin. Zoom gel removes stains and discolorations from the teeth without damaging them. Some sensitivity to air and water may be felt temporarily after a zoom procedure.
Zoom whitening is safe, effective, and only requires one visit to achieve results!
Home Bleaching Trays
If you want to try out teeth whitening at home and achieve results over a period or maintain a shade recently obtained through a zoom session, using home bleaching trays is a wonderful way to go. They are inexpensive, easy to use and effective. Tray kits contain custom made trays and gel that are applied into the bleaching trays before being inserted into the mouth.
Custom-made trays are fabricated from impressions of the mouth. The lab creates custom molds from the impressions, and the trays are then made from plaster molds. This allows each patient a fit that is custom to their teeth and mouth.
Prevent Dental Stains
There are many things you can do to prevent staining of the enamel on your teeth.
Use toothpaste with fluoride and whitening agents. Fluoride has been proven to help fight cavities and strengthen the enamel on your teeth, which will help prevent stains from forming.
Drink plenty of water. Drinking eight glasses of water per day helps keep your mouth clean and tissues hydrated, which in turn helps prevent bad breath and plaque buildup (and therefore, stains).
Limit staining foods and drinks like wine, coffee and tea, tomato-based sauces, artificial dyes, and smoking. Counter their effect by rinsing with water after consumption.
If you are thinking about whitening your teeth or have questions regarding the technologies used during the process, schedule an appointment with the highly reputable and experienced Dr. Omid Farahmand, DMD of OF Dental Care at 626-254-1948 or visit www.OFDentalCare.com for further information.