At All Coast Dental, serving Pacific Beach, CA, and the surrounding region, Dr. Joseph Boulos and Dr. Julie Boulos stress the importance of routine cleanings and examinations. Dental health should always be a priority. However, at our office, we also provide teeth whitening because we understand that a beautiful smile can do so much for a person's confidence.
General Information About an In-Office Whitening
In-office whitening is when the patient visits our office while one of our Pacific Beach, CA, practitioners applies a teeth whitening solution to the teeth. Sometimes, a dentist from our practice will use a specialized light directed toward the teeth to enhance your results.
Bleaching Agent Used for an In-Office Teeth Whitening
A dental practitioner from All Coast Dental will use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide tackles the stains by breaking down the color molecules in them. As a result, the stain lightens. With carbamide peroxide, the solution must first break down into peroxide once it combines with the saliva in your mouth.
Results of an In-Office Whitening
While results may vary based on the degree of the staining, it's possible to see teeth that are six to eight times whiter than they initially were. Keep in mind, though, that not everyone can achieve these results. It depends on the level of staining and the source of the staining.
Safety of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a relatively safe procedure. And a practitioner first examines your teeth and gums to ensure the procedure is safe for you. Our dentist will consider any health conditions you have as well. If you have any dental problems, they can be addressed before you safely receive a teeth whitening.
During your in-office whitening, our practitioner will place a guard on your gums to protect them because the whitening solution can irritate the gum tissue. After your procedure, you may notice some tooth sensitivity. This is normal and will subside over time. To ensure you don't damage the enamel or experience any other ill effects from over-bleaching, our practitioner will only perform the treatment as often as it's safe for you.
When you visit Dr. Joseph Boulos or Dr. Julie Boulos at All Coast Dental, serving Pacific Beach, CA, and the general vicinity, we offer an in-office teeth whitening service to give you a brighter smile and more confidence. Call our office for an appointment by dialing 858-270-4904 today.