Teeth Whitening Burbank

Teeth Whitening Before and After


Teeth whitening has become so essential nowadays. White teeth are one of the signs of beauty. However, rare lucky ones receive such a gift from nature.  Fortunately, modern aesthetic dentistry in Burbank is at the highest level of development. At My Dentist Burbank, we can solve the problem of darkening the teeth, whatever its cause might be.

Teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the yellow and brown staining. You can change the color of the teeth by a couple of tones to their healthy shade with the help of professional cleaning. If you wish, you can even make a snow-white smile with the help of more serious cosmetic procedures. It all depends on your taste, desires, and health. In any case, you will easily find the best method with the help of our dentists.

Teeth whitening under the control of a dentist is an effective and safe way to make your smile beautiful. If you need the whitening of teeth, first of all, consult Dr. Sahakyan, the best dentist in Burbank, at My Dentist Burbank.

Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

A number of usual habits may seem minor but can have a major result on the color of your teeth over time. There are a lot of such reasons. Here are just the main ones:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking tea or coffee
  • Drinking red wine
  • Drinking dark-colored sodas
  • Eating red sauces or dark-colored fruits
  • Abusement of sweets
  • The mechanical trauma of the tooth
  • Long-term use of a number of medications
  • Poor oral hygiene

Methods of Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Procedures

When choosing a method of teeth whitening, in the first place, the dentist relies on medical indications and contraindications to the procedure, as well as the individual characteristics and wishes of the patient.

The choice of bleaching technology depends on the patient’s individual attitude towards the procedures and reactions of the body to the basic principles of different techniques.

All kinds of teeth whitening treatments can be divided into two types: professional and non-professional.

With professional teeth whitening at My Dentist Burbank, you can achieve the bright, attractive smile you have always wanted. Professional teeth whitening can be performed entirely in the cosmetic dentist’s office or by the patient in their home under the supervision of a dentist.

The most effective methods of teeth whitening are professional techniques.  Among them are laser teeth whitening, chemical whitening, abrasive teeth brightening, and mild acid whitening. Home professional whitening is often used because it saves the patient from having to make an office visit for each treatment.

As for non-professional whitening systems, the most effective ones are those with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. All other products without the contents of the listed active bleaching substances have only a good scraping effect and a polishing effect on the tooth surface.

At-Home Whitening

Take Home Teeth Whitening

At-home performance of whitening procedures does not mean the absence of control. In any case, tooth whitening needs to be supervised by a cosmetic dentist in Burbank.

Before you start the home teeth whitening regimen, your dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth and will make a custom mouth tray for you. The mouth tray needs to fit well and it helps the whitening agent stay in contact with your teeth.

Such mouthpieces are filled with gel. A gel is applied to the teeth’ surface, based on hydrogen peroxide.

You need to wear the mouthpiece for the period of time that the cosmetic dentist determines. Typically,  this is 2-3 weeks for several hours every day. However, all terms need to be determined strictly individually.

In-Office Whitening

An in-office teeth whitening procedure consists of a single visit to the best dentist in Burbank. This usually takes 30 to 90 minutes. The whitening procedure is performed using a laser with a translucent bleaching gel.

At first, a protective coating is placed on the gum tissue and lips. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth’ surface. After that, an ultraviolet lamp is shined onto the teeth. A specialized light or laser activates the gel and allows bleaching to happen faster.

ZOOM Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening

The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure is a perfect and effective way to achieve a snow-white smile.

  • There is a bleaching of up to 7-10 shades.
  • The system is safe. A high concentration of active substances brightens the outer layer of the enamel, without changing the internal structure.
  • The time of the procedure is minimized. For the Zoom system – from 40 to 70 minutes.
  • Whitening is completed by a fluoridation procedure, this reduces the sensitivity of the enamel and gives the bleached surface a shine.

How White Can My Teeth Be After Bleaching?

The result depends on the intensity and type of spots on the enamel. It also depends on your own preference. It is possible to achieve any desired shade by drawing up a special schedule of procedures.

How Long Will the Whitening Effect Last?

The whitening effect’s lifetime depends on the individual diet and the lifestyle of the patient. But as a rule, the whiteness of teeth can last from six months to several years. To say exactly how long will the teeth whitening effect last is very difficult since it depends on many factors. For long-term preservation of the result, it is recommended to use maintenance bleaching agents. For home, use pastes, and rinses, and adhere to a transparent diet. In addition, good oral care and regular professional cleaning are also able to keep a snow-white smile for a long time. In order to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile do not forget to visit My Dentist in Burbank twice a year for regular dental checkups and cleanings.

What Should I Do After Whitening?”

In the first 24 hours after the procedure, it is recommended not to use coloring products: coffee, tea, soda, or red wine, and also to refrain from smoking. Do not use colored toothpaste or mouthwash.

Recommendations for the best results

Teeth Whitening

It is recommended to have a professional hygienic cleaning of teeth 2-5 days before whitening. This procedure is necessary to remove plaque and dental deposits, which can prevent whitening and achieve optimal results.

Whitening of the teeth is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time. The result after the whitening of the teeth is visible and persists for several years, but only if the proper care is observed:

  • Regular oral hygiene, including daily care.
  • Conducting professional cleaning of teeth in the dental office to eliminate the formation of plaque and calculus.
  • Refusal of tobacco is a key factor in the darkening of enamel.

With the help of tooth whitening, a snow-white smile goes to everyone without exception and allows you to look younger. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Sahakyan at My Dentist Burbank, may recommend teeth whitening if your teeth have become yellowed, discolored, or stained over time. Call us at 1-818-578-2332 today to learn more about how we can enhance your smile.

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