teeth whitening

Factors that determine the perfect teeth whitening procedure for you

Stained or discolored teeth can massively lower your self-esteem. Luckily, there is a tested-and-tried solution in teeth whitening. If you’re self-conscious about the shade of some of your teeth, schedule an appointment with a dentist today and have your bright smile restored.

Dentists have quite a number of procedures to choose from depending on factors such as severity of your problem and the number of teeth that need whitened. Common procedures include:

  • Gels and strips
  • Teeth whitening toothpaste
  • Bleaching

The one used on you will depend on one or more of the following factors:

#1. The depth of the stain

If the stain only affects the surface of your teeth, such as those caused by smoking and coffee drinking, use of teeth whitening toothpaste would be preferred. Bleaching and use of strips would basically be too invasive for such a minor issue.

If the stain runs beyond the enamel, there would be need for a treatment that will both produce the results and protect the enamel. Bleaching would be recommended as it only removes the visible stain and doesn’t necessarily eat into the tooth structure.

#2. Convenience

While some of these procedures can only be performed by a specialist, some do not require an office visit at all. Teeth whitening toothpastes can particularly be purchased over the counter and applied at home. You will only need to see your dentist first for guidance on the right product for your case. It’s also advisable that you check for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval before purchasing a product.

Call Healthy Smiles Dentistry today at 661-377-6453 to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with our qualified dentist. We’re also open to walk-in visits at our office in Bakersfiled, CA  93309 .