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Teeth Whitening

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Cosmetic Dentistry 

Joel A. Goldenberg, DDS and Jessica A. Goldenberg, DDS 

Teeth Whitening Ventura, CA

Ventura Cosmetic Dentists Dr. Joel A. Goldenberg and Dr. Jessica A. Goldenberg know how important it is for their patients to have a beautiful bright smile. That is why both Dr. Goldenberg and Dr. Jessica offer teeth whitening systems to help their patients achieve whiter teeth. If your teeth aren't as white as you wish we highly recommend you try our tooth whitening system.

There are many reasons why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, coffee, tea and cola.  However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying. Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.  It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

If you would like more information on how whiter teeth can enhance your appearance please contact our office today!

 

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