How White Do You Want Your Teeth To Be?
Having professional teeth whitening can be a nice way to boost the appearance of your teeth while enhancing the overall look of your smile. These treatments are non-invasive and can easily be customized to match your lifestyle.
Having a whiter smile is a major concern for most dental patient, leading to the creation of a variety of options for teeth whitening. A popular method used by many people today is at-home teeth whitening. This is a convenient method for whitening teeth that can give you attractive and dramatic results when provided by your Encino dentist, Dr. Linda Makuta.
When most people think of whitening their teeth at home, they think of buying a kit from their local grocery store. However, what most people do not know is that these kits are not only less effective but can also do damage to your teeth if used incorrectly. If you want to whiten your teeth at home, please ask Dr. Linda Makuta for a dentist approved whitening kit that won’t damage your teeth.
Please also keep in mind that teeth whitening is only going to work on natural tooth enamel, so if you have crowns or bridges, it will be important to talk with Dr. Linda Makuta about the conditions of your restorations to determine whether or not a replacement will be necessary. If everything works out, this is something that should be done after the bleaching so that everything matches up.
Teeth whitening can give you long-lasting results, but it is not going to be permanent. You may need touch ups every couple of years, or even more often if you drink coffee, red wine, tea, or if you are a smoker.
What Is The Goal of Teeth Whitening?
- Correcting the normal wear of the outer layer of your tooth
- Whitening brown or yellow stains from smoking or food
- Minimize the stains from fluorosis, which is the staining that comes from an excess amount of fluoride during tooth development
- Remove any staining from medications like tetracycline
The Whitening For Life Program
- The patient has to be 18 years of age or older
- Must maintain a minimum of continued care as planned and appointed by Dr. Linda Makuta.
What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?
Teeth whitening with a professional, custom home kit usually calls for two office visits. During the first visit, we take impressions of your teeth to help us create customized trays. The trays are worn using whitening gel on your teeth so that it can get to all of the surface areas. This will also keep the gel from coming into contact with your sensitive gum tissue.
Many people tend to forget that having a great smile will work wonders for their appearance. When you have a beautiful, healthy smile, it can give you increased confidence like you have never had before. This brings confidence back into the life of many of our patients and what we love to hear about. Even a little bit of change can make a major difference.
Any and all teeth whitening questions are welcome, so please let us know if there are any questions we can answer regarding teeth whitening. And when you’re ready, we’ll give you the amazing smile you deserve!