Teeth Whitening Specialist

Jeff L. DiMariano, DDS

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Arden Arcade, Sacramento, CA

A set of white teeth is the epitome of a dream smile. If you want to make your dream a reality, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening with Jeff DiMariano, DDS, in Sacramento, California. Dr. DiMariano provides professional teeth whitening treatments that make his patients’ smiles lustrous. Book your visit by calling the office or scheduling online, and get started on your dream smile today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

There are many reasons why your teeth may become dull over time. Some factors that may contribute to tooth discoloration include:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco 
  • Consuming darkly pigmented food and beverages

Your teeth also naturally lose their color as you age. The inner layer of your teeth (dentin) turns more yellow over time, while the hard, outer layer (enamel) wears down and thins out, allowing more of the yellowed dentin to show through.

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a relatively simple and minimally invasive procedure, so most patients with healthy teeth are candidates for a whitening treatment.

Certain dental restorations, like crowns or bridges, don’t respond to whitening treatments, however, and might not match the rest of your natural teeth after whitening.

If you have restorations, you might need to replace them after your whitening treatment to maintain a uniform appearance in your smile. Otherwise, Dr. DiMariano might recommend whitening your teeth with veneers.

Can I use a store-bought kit for teeth whitening?

You should not whiten your teeth with over-the-counter treatments. The strips and generic trays in store-bought kits were not designed for your unique smile. These treatments are also not applied under professional supervision, which allows the bleaching solution to leak out and irritate your gums.

When the whitening solution does not stay in contact with your smile, it’s not nearly as effective or uniform as what you will get at Dr. DiMariano’s office.

If you want a whiter smile, you need professional treatment. Schedule your visit with Dr. DiMariano today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.