If your smile isn’t as bright and white as you might like it to be, teeth whitening may be the answer. When you have a lovely, bright smile, your sense of self-confidence can be improved, and you may feel inclined to take better care of your teeth. Here at Kane & Kerper dentistry, we offer a variety of both in-office and professional take-home whitening treatments that can be used to help make your smile brighter and whiter.
What types of tooth discoloration will teeth whitening fix?
Teeth whitening can be used to eliminate a number of different tooth stains. Most commonly, these products and treatments are used to remove stains caused by coffee, soda, wine, or fruit juice. However, that isn’t all these treatments can do. Professional whitening treatments can be used to reduce or eliminate tooth staining due to aging and tobacco use.
Am I a good candidate for having my teeth whitened?
Almost anyone who would like a whiter, brighter smile is a good candidate for a teeth whitening procedure. Even if you have deeply set in staining, or sensitive teeth and gums, we have a treatment that will work for you. Today there are many teeth whitening methods available to choose from, and the cosmetic dentistry professionals here at Kane & Kerper are well trained to help you choose the one that will be best for you.
That being said, there are a few patients who should not undergo a teeth whitening treatment. Those patients whose teeth are damaged or thinning will need an alternative method of treatment to whiten their teeth. This is because the bleaching agents and abrasives in many whitening treatments may cause further damaged, and should not be used on teeth that are already compromised.
What methods of teeth whitening do you offer?
The Kane & Kerper cosmetic dentists in Oxnard, CA. Drs. Brad Kane, Stephen Kerper, and Barbara Kane offer a variety of teeth whitening products to our customers. Today we can provide you with professional at home teeth whitening kits, as well as highly advanced in-office procedures such as Snap on Smile, KOR Whitening, and Zoom whitening. These techniques can whiten your smile quickly and affordably, without the need to spend large amounts of money on treatments that may not even work as well as you’d expect.
If you’ve tried over the counter products, you’ve seen that the results they provide can often be lackluster. These products usually require you to treat your teeth time and time again over a period of months before any significant results are achieved. A professional whitening treatment will give you far more noticeable results in a far shorter time frame.
What are the advantages of a professional home whitening kit?
Professional at-home whitening kits allow you to get office quality treatment and results from the comfort of your own home. These kits are an excellent choice for those patients whose teeth and gums are highly sensitive or those who have stains that are very deeply set in. The concentration of the bleaching agent in these take-home kits can be adjusted to meet your needs while continuing to provide you with the results you expect.
How do at-home teeth whitening treatment work?
First, you will need to schedule an appointment with one of our highly qualified dental professionals. This will give them the opportunity to examine your teeth and talk with you about any questions or concerns that you may have. It also allows them to choose the whitening solution that will be best for you. Once your method of take-home whitening has been determined, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth that will be used to create your customized whitening trays. Once your trays have been created, you will be shown how to properly fill them with the whitening solution, and the procedures for applying the solution to your teeth will be explained.
How long before I see results from my home whitening kit?
In most cases, you will begin to notice the results of your home teeth whitening in only a week. However, some patients who have more stubborn staining may need to wait up to two weeks before you will see noticeable changes in the shade of your teeth. During the period you are whitening, try to avoid any food or beverages that may stain your teeth. This may include coffee, soda, wine, darker teas, and fruit juice.
To learn more about the whitening treatments we offer, or to schedule your consultation today, call our office at 805-983-0245 or use the convenient contact form here on our website. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to helping you achieve the brilliant, white smile that you deserve.