Having a healthy smile (teeth and gums) isn’t the only aspect of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth stains are inevitable due to our consumption of a variety of foods and drinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.). Advanced teeth whitening technology has now enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting the tooth structure, bringing your smile to it’s full potential.

At our Cameron Park dentist office we understand the need to look your best. We strive to answer all your questions on teeth whitening and keep our dental fees within your budget and offer several discounts.

Smiling showing teeth whitening results

Almost all whitening methods are similar, but some are more effective because of the way the whitening material is delivered to the teeth. Another contributing factor is the strength of the whitener. Over-the-counter whitening systems, being weaker, usually can’t give patients the results they are hoping for.

The two main methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and in-office whitening. In tray whitening, an impression is taken of the patient’s teeth, and a custom tray is made to fit. Then a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient and he/she wears the tray for a few hours each day (techniques differ) for a period of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth is a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is almost always transitional.

In-office whitening is the most efficient means of whitening teeth. There are a number of different types used, but the process is very similar for these methods; you can have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results. Ask us for more detailed information to help you decide which method is more suitable for you and your teeth.

If you have any questions about teeth whitening and you live in or around Cameron Park, give us a call today! We’re located in the Safeway Shopping Center off highway 50.