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Teeth Whitening West Hollywood Q&A
Why do teeth darken?
Time, habits, health issues, foods, and beverages can rob your smile of its youthful brilliance. Most discolorations are caused by staining. Tooth enamel looks smooth and solid, but it is actually porous, absorbing microscopic dark particles. Anything that would stain white clothing will stain your teeth. Acidic substances, such as wine, soften the enamel, making it even more susceptible to stains.
In some cases, the darkening is internal. Excess fluoride, certain diseases, and medications such as antibiotics can cause discoloration. Additionally, bright white teeth naturally fade with age, even if there were no other factors.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is recommended for anyone who desires a whiter, brighter smile. Also called “bleaching,” it is used to restore teeth when they have become stained, yellow, or dull. This can occur due to the normal wear of the outer tooth layer, as a result of medications, or due to smoking or drinking beverages with staining properties such as coffee, tea, or red wine. Teeth whitening works by employing a special gel which has been designed for professional use. When applied to the outer surfaces of the teeth, it assists in removing yellow or dark stains and reveals whiter, brighter teeth.
What are my options?
The shelves of every store are lined with products claiming to brighten your smile. A few are completely ineffective, and a few achieve slight improvement. However, over the counter products do not compare to professional whitening in effectiveness, or safety. Dr. Michael Delmont will customize your treatment depending on the type of discoloration you have, your oral health, and your desired level of whiteness.
In-office whitening yields dramatic results in just one appointment. This is a great option if you want to rejuvenate your smile in time for a class reunion, wedding, date, public appearance, or any other special event. The entire procedure is usually completed in about one hour, with instant results!
At-home whitening combines the convenience for do-it-yourself treatment, with the power of professional treatment. Dr. Delmont will take impressions of your teeth and design custom trays for a perfect fit. Avoiding leaks keeps the bleaching gel away from soft tissues, preventing irritation. It also keeps the gel on your teeth, for optimal results. You will be given complete instructions, and professional strength whiteners. The doctor will oversee your treatment, and he will be available if you have any questions or encounter any problems.
What happens during the whitening process?
During the whitening process itself, the teeth will be cleansed to remove debris or excess plaque or tartar that would otherwise block the bleaching solutions. Once the teeth are cleaned, the gums and soft tissue of the mouth are protected with a gentle retainer while the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. A non-UV light application is then directed at the gel covered teeth for about 15 minutes to fully activate the whitening components.
KöR uses a special non-UV light application which eliminates much of the pain and sensitivity commonly associated with teeth whitening. When the gel is removed the teeth will appear whiter and brighter immediately. KöR Ultra is used exclusively at Delmont Dentistry and It is widely recognized as the world’s most effective teeth whitening system. KöR offers cost-effective solutions from phenomenal home whitening for average patients to astonishing treatment of tetracycline cases and everything in-between.
Are you ready to smile with pride again? Call Delmont Dentistry at (310) 652-7742 and schedule an appointment for your brilliant smile!