Teeth Whitening

Having a bright, beautiful smile gives you confidence. Sometimes, all that is needed to upgrade your smile is teeth whitening treatment. It’s effective, affordable, and you can even do it in the comfort of your own home based on your schedule.

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Take-Home Teeth Whitening in Citrus Heights

Take-home teeth whitening in Citrus Heights begins when we take impressions of your teeth and uses them to create custom plastic trays. Then he’ll provide the correct strength of bleaching gel to help you reach your goals and show you how to apply it to your whitening trays safely.

Next, you’ll whiten your teeth at home when it’s convenient for you over the next 10 to 14 days. Most patients achieve results that leave their teeth six to ten shades lighter than when they started.

Now you have your custom whitening trays available whenever you want to touch up your smile. So when your next vacation or wedding to attend comes along, your best accessory will be ready!

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

When you visit your local grocery store, there is an entire section devoted to teeth whitening products that may seem more convenient to utilize. But before you make your decision, here are a few reasons why professional teeth whitening with your Citrus Heights dentist delivers better results:

  • Dr. Erickson can provide a bleaching gel that is much stronger than what you can purchase at the store. This means quicker results in less time.
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) products are not customized to fit your teeth. Tooth whitening products that don’t fit properly may not achieve the results you are hoping for.
  • Whitening your teeth under your dentist's supervision is wise in case you encounter any concerns like tooth sensitivity.

Protecting Your New Smile

While some tooth discoloration is just the result of time and aging, there are also a lot of factors that we can control when it comes to our teeth becoming yellow or stained.

Certain foods and beverages can cause staining or discoloration, such as:

  • Tomato or marinara sauce
  • Coffee and black tea
  • Red wine
  • Soy sauce
  • Curries
  • Dark berries, like blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries

Certain medications are known to cause tooth discoloration like tetracycline and other antibiotics.

Lifestyle choices, such as smoking or tobacco use, can also affect the brightness of your smile. Smoking leaves a film on your teeth that results in a yellowed or brown appearance and is hard to remove with brushing alone.

A consistent home care routine of regular tooth brushing and flossing combined with professional dental cleanings will help you maintain your bright, beautiful smile.

Contact Citrus Grove Dentistry today at (916) 961-2180 to learn more about teeth whitening.