When it comes to whitening your faded teeth, they can be revived to a whiter shade to help you look younger and healthier. Whether your teeth have become stained or discolored from drinking tea, coffee, or red wine, taking specific medications, or simply from aging, professional teeth whitening can be of great help to regain your flawless smile.
Our dentist, Dr. Novan Nguyen at Blossom Dental Wellness in the Sacramento area, California, can help you achieve your desired whitening by giving you the correct bleaching solution for your smile.
Who Can Have Teeth Whitening?
Most people are fit for professional teeth whitening as long as they have healthy teeth and gums. Before your treatment, Dr. Novan Nguyen will first make sure that your smile is healthy by doing a physical exam and taking X-rays. If you have crowns, veneers, onlays, and inlays, we have to be sure that they are not in the front of your mouth for even whitening results.
What Are the Types of Teeth Whitening?
- In-Office Teeth Whitening
The in-office option is perfect for patients who want immediate results and prefer not to stretch their treatment. The in-office whitening procedure will first begin with Dr. Novan Nguyen taking impressions of your teeth and sending them to the lab to prepare your customized whitening trays. Once they are ready from the lab, we will start with your whitening process.
We will fill up the tray with the bleaching agent and then place it in your mouth. The customized tray will ensure that your teeth are evenly whitened while keeping the bleach away from your gums. You should wear the trays in your mouth for about an hour, and laser light will be used to activate the bleaching solution. You can expect your teeth to be eight to ten shades lighter at the end of the hour.
- Take-Home Teeth Whitening
The at-home whitening kit is suitable for patients who would prefer to whiten their teeth in the convenience of their home. The procedure for at-home whitening is about the same as in-office, except there is no special light used. Dr. Novan Nguyen will need to make custom trays to fit your mouth. Once the trays are ready, you can take them home with the whitening solution. We will also instruct you on how to use them and the right amount of time to wear them for each day. Most patients achieve their wanted whitening results in as little as two weeks.
Everyone can take advantage of a brighter smile. To get started on your teeth whitening, call Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, at 916-422-3991 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Novan Nguyen.