Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
September 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out which whitening option is the best one for getting your smile brighter.

When it comes to getting a whiter smile we know you have options. Of course, our Sacramento cosmetic dentists Drs. Jeff and Shaina teeth whiteningDiMariano can easily improve the color of your smile and remove surface stains with our in-office whitening system. But is this the right choice for you or are there other options out there that might be better suited to your needs?

Types of Stains

There are two types of dental stains: external and internal. External stains tend to be the most common. If you love your evening glass of wine or your morning cup of Joe, then you can expect that your external stains are coming from some of the foods and drinks you consume. External stains can also be the after effects of consuming tobacco or can occur as we age.

Internal stains, on the other hand, are caused by excessive fluoride use, certain medications or trauma to the tooth. These stains don’t often respond as well to whitening treatment.

Whitening Options

When you opt for teeth whitening in Sacramento you have several options:

  • OTC whitening kits and products
  • Our at-home whitening system
  • In-office whitening system

Which whitening system you choose will depend on the severity of your stains, among other factors. Over-the-counter whitening kits won’t give you instant or significant results. You’ll have to use these products every day for several weeks to see a difference. But if you are just looking to brighten up an otherwise healthy-looking smile and you are on a tight budget, these products might work for you.

If you have a big event coming up and you want to get your smile several shades whiter in a short amount of time then ditch the at-home whitening products and opt for in-office teeth whitening. This system can get your smile visibly brighter in just one whitening session (which takes about an hour to complete).

For patient looking to save a little money on their cosmetic dentistry and aren’t in a rush for a whiter smile, our at-home whitening system might give you the results you want. This system is stronger than any whitening kit you’ll find at your local drugstore, but it may take a couple weeks to see results. This whitening system is tailored to your specific needs and trays are custom-made to fit your mouth for even whitening that you won’t get with commercial whitening trays.

The only way to truly find out which whitening option is the best one for you is to schedule a cosmetic consultation at our Sacramento dental office. Teeth whitening can be an easy and wonderful way to get the more radiant smile you’ve always wanted, so why wait?