Dublin, CA dentist offers professional teeth whitening services
A smile that is discolored and stained can negatively impact the appearance of an individual with otherwise beautiful facial features. This dullness and yellowing can make patients feel self-conscious about how they look, and may even make them feel embarrassed when smiling, laughing, or speaking with others at work or while socializing. Thanks to continued advances in dentistry, patients can now work with a dentist to obtain teeth whitening services that will add brilliance to their teeth. Dublin, CA area patients can visit Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental to learn more about the solutions available.
Professional whitening services
Brightening the teeth can be done with the use of either in-office power bleaching or take-home whitening kits. Both will provide the dramatic results patients desire when they are interested in whitening their smiles. To determine which one is best for your specific needs, we encourage you to read up on how they work and decide from there.
In-office power bleaching
Patients who are interested in same-day results will want to ask about in-office power bleaching available with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental in Dublin, CA. This method of whitening the smile is highly desirable because it is fast and effective. The teeth can be whitened up to eight shades in just a few hours. It begins with cleaning the teeth and gums to remove any plaque and tartar that may interfere with the whitening process. Once the teeth are cleaned, protective gel is used on the gums to keep the whitening product from affecting these soft, sensitive tissues. The bleaching gel is administered onto the teeth and activated using specialized lights while the patient relaxes. After treatment is complete, the teeth and gums are cleaned, and patients leave the office with a brilliant smile!
Take-home whitening kits
As an alternative, patients may want to consider the benefits of take-home whitening kits. This is another method available for obtaining results similar to in-office power bleaching. However, it works differently. The take-home whitening kits include a custom whitening tray made of medical-grade plastic that fits precisely over the dental arch and is used along with professional whitening gel that can bleach the smile effectively with routine use. This method is more affordable but does take a few weeks to achieve the same whitening effects as the in-office power bleaching option. In some situations, patients may choose to combine the in-office power bleaching and take-home whitening to improve their results even more. Patients may use the whitening trays to maintain their smile over time.
What are the benefits of professional whitening?
While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available on the market today, it is important that patients understand the benefits of utilizing professional whitening solutions that are available at the dental practice. The advantages include:
- Faster results
- Less sensitivity
- Longer-lasting results
- Bleaching monitored by our professionals
- A smarter investment in one’s smile
Who is a candidate for professional teeth whitening?
While many patients may want to brighten their smiles, it is crucial that they undergo an initial evaluation to determine if they are appropriate candidates for the procedure. In most cases, patients with an otherwise healthy smile may benefit from treatment. However, those who have restorations such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns may not receive a recommendation for whitening from their dentist unless they are interested in replacing their restorations to match their newly brightened smiles.
Discuss your options for professional whitening today with the team at StarBrite Dental
Dublin, CA area patients are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team to learn more about this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions available for enhancing the smile. With both in-office and take-home whitening available, patients can address discoloration that may be making their smile look less than beautiful. If you are ready to speak to a professional, we welcome you to book a visit at our practice located at 7197 Village Parkway, Suite B by calling 925-828-0252 to schedule your appointment.