Taking good care of your teeth by brushing them twice a day and flossing them at least once can go a long way to keeping them beautiful as well as healthy. However, eventually, you may notice your teeth losing some of their youthful glow or gradually changing to a darker color. Teeth stains are common, and may sometimes occur even when you take excellent care of your teeth. Fortunately, professional teeth-whitening can typically erase common stains and brighten your smile quickly and conveniently. If you wish for a brighter smile, then ask your dentist about teeth-whitening during your next routine visit.
How does teeth-whitening work?
Teeth-whitening is one of the least invasive cosmetic dental procedures, and involves applying a safe but strong whitening agent onto the surfaces of your teeth. The agent breaks up staining deposits on the surfaces of your teeth, including tartar spots and stains from food and beverages. The agent also oxidizes teeth structures just underneath their surfaces, brightening your teeth by several shades.
Are the results permanent?
Teeth-whitening is highly effective, but the results are not permanent. As we mentioned above, teeth stains can occur naturally even in the midst of excellent hygiene, and they may reappear years after you’ve received teeth-whitening. However, you can prolong the results of your treatment by sticking to a schedule of good hygiene and regular preventive visits to your dentist’s office.
Find Out if Teeth-Whitening Is Right for You
If your teeth have lost their youthful glow, or have developed unsightly stains and discoloration, then find out if teeth-whitening is right for you by speaking with your dentist. To schedule a consultation, call Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.