A bright, sparkling smile can lighten your whole face. If you want to enhance your grin and eliminate embarrassing surface stains, you are likely a candidate for teeth whitening at our Chino, CA practice. We proudly offer both in-office and take-home whitening, and we will help you choose the right type for your goals and budget. Both options use powerful, yet safe, whitening gel to break apart stains. Whichever option you choose, when you undergo teeth whitening at Value Dental Centers Chino, you will enjoy stunning final results that will transform your appearance.
Do You Qualify for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a good option for almost anyone struggling with extrinsic dental stains. This type of discoloration is located on the surface of teeth, and it typically results from dark-colored foods and drinks. For example, red wine, coffee, and berries all contribute to dental stains. External discoloration can also appear because of smoking, genetics, and age.
Note that whitening will not be effective on internal stains, often the result of certain medications. If you struggle with this type of discoloration, our team will typically recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Of course, your oral health is an important consideration when determining candidacy for treatment. Fortunately, you may still qualify for whitening even if you have compromised oral health. Of course, you will need appropriate restorative care, but afterwards, whitening can be a good option.
Your Whitening Options
After determining your candidacy for treatment, your dentist will help you choose the most suitable whitening method. In-office whitening offers immediate results. To perform this treatment, your practitioner will coat your teeth in whitening gel. The peroxide in the gel will set off an oxidation reaction, and the oxygen molecules will chemically break down dental stains. For the most dramatic results possible, your practitioner will typically apply three separate coats of gel.
Take-home whitening is convenient, and it can be a good choice if you are watching your budget. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, and our lab will use the molds to create custom whitening trays. You will place whitening gel in the trays, wearing the devices about 30 minutes a day. In most cases, treatment will last for about two weeks, after which you should enjoy comparable results to in-office treatment.
The Benefits of Whitening at Value Dental Centers Chino
Whitening can leave your teeth several shades brighter. In turn, this can transform your smile, giving it a younger, healthier sparkle. When you receive treatment at Value Dental Centers, you will enjoy the many benefits of professional teeth whitening. Although do-it-yourself versions are available at drug stores, these treatments are not as effective as professional care. Our whitening gel is very powerful, and it can erase stains much more successfully than over-the-counter versions. In addition, our treatment is much safer than these other options. Often, drug store whitening products contain very high levels of peroxide, which can inflame your gums and damage your dental enamel. In turn, you could experience significant discomfort and an increased risk for cavities. On the other hand, our gel is very reliable and will not affect your dental health. Plus, when you receive treatment in the office, we will place a protective barrier over your gums so the gel will not touch this area. Because of this precision, you can even undergo whitening if you suffer from dental sensitivity.