Welcome to the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog, Carlsbad! I am Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.
Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Encinitas area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.
To protect from staining, it is essential to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.
Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, La Costa Dental Excellence is your brilliant solution!
If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.
In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at La Costa Dental Excellence and can produce remarkable results over time.
For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our committed to excellence team for a tooth whitening consultation today!
Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth
La Costa Dental Excellence
La Costa Dental Excellence provides general and cosmetic dentistry including Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and implant supported dentures. Ask us about financing options.