Teeth Whitening

Today's Best Teeth Whitening Treatments Can Make Your Smile Brilliant Again!

Teeth whitening is a process to remove stains and discoloration caused by daily activities and the aging of your teeth. Until recently, methods to whiten teeth gave unpredictable results, but at Vista Dental Care & Specialty Center, we use a revolutionary whitening method that is fast, effective and safe. You’ll be happy with the great long-lasting results.

How did my teeth lose their beautiful whiteness?

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons.

Foods and Drink

Coffee, tea, red wine, and fried foods are the most common causes of tooth discoloring. Their intense color pigments attach to the white enamel of your teeth and alter the color.

Tobacco

The tar in tobacco is a naturally dark substance which leaves a stubborn stain.  Nicotine is colorless until it mixes with oxygen which turns it into a yellowish surface stain.

Aging

The outer shell of your teeth is hard, white enamel.  Below that layer is a softer yellowish layer called dentin. Over time, as brushing thins the outer enamel layer, more of the dentin shows through making the tooth look darker.

Trauma

If you’ve been hit in the general area of your mouth, your teeth react to the injury by laying down more dentin. Because the dentin layer is darker than the enamel, your teeth may change color.

Medical Therapy

Tooth darkening can be a side effect of antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medicines. Young children who are exposed to the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as an infant) often have yellow to dark brown discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and radiation to the head and neck can also darken teeth.

In-Office Best Teeth Whitening Services
A Perfect Smile with In-Office Teeth Whitening Techniques versus Teeth Whitening Kits

Are there any side effects from teeth whitening?

Some people may experience some tooth sensitivity, but in most cases, the sensitivity is short lived and disappears a few days after treatment. Avoid drinking coffee, red wine, and using tobacco during the bleaching process and for two weeks after your procedure is completed.

Contrary to popular belief whitening products do not damage or change tooth structure in any way. Whitening is a completely safe and harmless procedure authorized by the American Dental Association (ADA).

A Note About Teeth Whitening Kits

We do not recommend buying over the counter whitening products. The concentration of the active bleaching agent (carbamide/ hydrogen peroxide) is lower than what is used normally in a dental office and is inadequate to produce effective whitening.

Say goodbye to your yellowing teeth!

Give us a call to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

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Please note: because every patient is unique, your results may vary.