Have you been looking in the mirror and wishing that you had a whiter and brighter smile? If so, you will want to come to our dental practice, Hurst Dental Care, where you can have your teeth bleached to give you the whitest and brightest smile ever. At our practice, we have two different teeth whitening options offered by our dentist in San Diego.
Our two expert dentists are Dr. Stephen T. Hurst and Dr. Bridget M. Hearst. At our practice, we offer cosmetic dental service, and family dental services, as well as orthodontic care. Our dentist in San Diego offers dental bleaching to make your teeth their brightest ever. Tooth whitening can either reduce the discoloration and staining on your teeth, or simply make your smile whiter and brighter. The results of dental bleaching will vary based on your individual smile situation and the types of dental staining on your teeth. Teeth whitening can remove discoloration of the teeth that is caused by brown and yellow staining. Teeth bleaching is actually a chemical process that will lighten the color of the patient’s teeth. These procedures can be performed at our office, or in your home with our at-home teeth bleaching kit.
If you are interested in our at-home teeth bleaching kit, our cosmetic dentist in San Diego will create a custom mouth tray for you. This tray will ensure that the correct amount of whitening solution is used, and that your teeth will be evenly and properly exposed to the whitening and bleaching solution. The length of time that your teeth whitening will last depends in part upon your personal habits and the foods you eat and drink. As you age, your teeth will get little cracks and crevices in them which will increase their ability to sustain. You will want to watch out for foods that have strong pigments that will cling to your tooth enamel, plant-based compounds called tannins, that make it easy for stains to stick to teeth, and acids that will make your tooth enamel rough and help stains set in. Tea contains both acid and tannins. Coffee is very acidic and will stain teeth as well. Red wine is also good to avoid if you want your teeth to stay white. White wine contains acid and some tannins so it is not a friend of white teeth either. Other foods that should be avoided are tomatoes, blueberries, and strawberries. Colored sports drinks, colas and candies will cause to staining as well — as will cigarette smoking. For an appointment to see our dentist in San Diego regarding tooth whitening, contact us today.