Teeth Whitening
whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure today. As we age, our teeth change shades, becoming darker as we get older. A variety of factors can cause this discoloration including staining from drinking coffee or tea, smoking, and gun and tooth disease. Using a hydrogen peroxide based gel, teeth whitening can be very effective in lightening stained or yellow teeth, or teeth that have turned gray as the result of taking Tetracycline during childhood. People who have stains from years of smoking, coffee or red wine can also get very good results with teeth whitening.

There are two commonly used techniques for professional tooth whitening: in-office teeth whitening or take home teeth whitening.

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n-office Teeth Whitening: In office teeth whitening using Brite-Smile is a quick, easy way to get very fast results. A protective gel is applied to your gums and lips. A bleaching gel is then applied to the teeth and a high intensity light or laser in used to activate the gel. Your teeth are monitored and the process is repeated, as your dentist deems necessary. The process usually takes 1-2 hours, and the results are visible immediately.

Take home Teeth Whitening: Take home teeth whitening starts with the dentist taking an impression of your mouth to make custom fitted trays. The trays are tried on to make sure they fit correctly, and the dentist gives you a solution of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to use at home for a period of time. It may take several weeks of overnight treatments to reach your desired results. Take home bleaching treatments can be used instead of in-office laser whitening, or it may used to enhance or prolong the effects of your laser tooth whitening treatment.

Side effects: The most common side effect with either in-office or home teeth whitening is sensitivity to temperature, which usually disappears within a few days.

Results: With proper care, your white teeth can remain beautiful for many years. Coffee, tea, wine, and smoking will contribute to early discoloration

Dr. Cohen offers teeth whitening with Brite-Smile to his guests in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills California. For more information on teeth whitening, go to
www.ada.org.

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A. PATRIC COHEN, DDS, FAGD
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