Now that the summer is winding down, you might be noticing some issues with your smile as the excitement wears off. Or maybe you have a little more time now that the kids are back in school and you want to address some things that you have been putting off.
Whatever the instance, now is a perfect time for our same-day whitening procedure. We gently lift years of discoloration through UV technology, always keeping your utmost health in mind. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how this may benefit you. And we will walk you through our simple process the whole way!
Turning Back Time
As we age, our mouths keep track of all of the things that we have drank or eaten. From blueberry pie to red wine, we are constantly being bombarded with colorful materials that love to leech into our enamel. And not only do natural colors cause this, but we are routinely consuming added coloration. So it is fairly hard to fully avoid stains.
However, if you love your guilty pleasures like espresso or a merlot, be sure to take special care with your daily oral health care routine. This means thorough brushing twice daily, as well as flossing. An oral rinse may be of particular benefit to you, as to avoid leaving these materials on the surface of your enamel overnight or for an extended period of time.
It’s Not Just Stains
Other health issues can cause damage to the brightness of your smile as well. Serious conditions such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer can all cause problems. If these affect you, always be open and honest with your oral health professionals. This way, they can have a full picture of your health in order to protect all aspects comprehensively.
And the prescriptions related to diseases or disorders can also have damage, so if you notice any change in your smile, let your primary care physician and any other doctors know. And conversely, your dentist should be aware of these medicines in order to best protect your smile.
Whitening your teeth is a simple procedure that we safely and privately perform in our office. We use a bleaching gel that gently lifts stains to the surface. Our procedure takes special care to ensure that the strength and integrity of the teeth are not damaged.
Once the gel has been applied to the surface of the teeth, we activate it utilizing a high-powered light. After a few minutes of exposure, you’ll be ready to go! Patients are often astounded at how short the procedure can be. We take great care in lifting stains softly rather than flash bleaching harshly.
To schedule your appointment to brighten your smile, please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!