Teeth Whitening FAQ’s from Dr. Hattar Dental and Orthodontics
When it comes to teeth whitening Victorville residents can put their trust in Dr. Hattar Dental and Orthodontics. Our experienced professionals provide customized treatment plans to address any of your dental needs. If you are thinking about teeth whitening, come in to see us first. Here are some questions we're frequently asked.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Discoloration, stains, and yellowing occur for various reasons. Just getting older will cause this to occur. In addition, drinking coffee, tea, red wine, or other substances with deep colors can stain teeth. Smoking will discolor the teeth. Poor dental hygiene can also lead to discoloration.
Will You See Immediate Results from Teeth Whitening?
When you come in for our appointment, we'll provide you with a thorough examination and teeth whitening. You will see improvements on your teeth during that first visit. Many times, patients need multiple treatments if they have deeper stains or discolorations.
What Happens During Teeth Whitening at the Dentist?
We use a peroxide gel that includes a professional agent to clean the teeth. When applied to the area and worked into it, it begins to remove these stains. We then use a laser that helps to activate the whitening agents in the gel to create the white look you are after. You'll need to have this applied to your teeth for about an hour.
How Much Improvement Is Seen During the First Appointment?
Using our laser teeth whitening procedure, our clients see improvement by 10 shades.
Are Over the Counter Products Effective?
These products do not provide as effective as a result even when they claim to do so. We recommend consulting a professional before using any products off store shelves.
Is Teeth Whitening Better Than Veneers?
When you visit our team, we can discuss the specifics regarding teeth whitening and your need for veneers. Most patients will see a significant improvement in the color of their teeth when using our teeth whitening process and do not need veneers. Veneers are more expensive but can be right for those who have extensive staining that cannot be improved with whitening.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?
We recommend planning to be with us for about two hours, though your appointment may be less. You'll need to have the laser light applied to your teeth for about an hour to get the full benefit. Don't worry – you'll be able to recline and relax during that time period.
Will Teeth Whitening Improve Dental Health?
While teeth whitening works to create a whiter smile, it does not improve your dental problems. For this reason, we recommend coming in for a full dental exam every six months.
Schedule Teeth Whitening Victorville Services
If you are thinking about teeth whitening Victorville residents can put their trust in the team at Dr. Hattar Dental and Orthodontics. Contact us at (760) 243-3595 today to schedule the appointment you need.