You need a little help to maintain a bright white smile. Many common habits will discolor your teeth: tea, coffee, and wine all leave stains. Smoking will also stain. What are you supposed to do, never drink coffee or wine again?
We don’t expect you to part from your morning coffee ritual or to stop unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of wine.
Brush twice a day and keep drinking tea, coffee, and wine. Our teeth whitening services will take care of any discoloration that brushing isn’t able to correct.
The Importance of a Good Smile
Having a good smile is not just about vanity. Yes, white teeth look pretty and may even jump start your self-confidence. But it’s about more than just looks… or, at least, looks are about more than just looks.
Allow us to explain: first impressions are important. Making a good first impression will help you get a job, help you get a date. Maybe that job turns into a career, or that date into a marriage. Point is, your appearance will affect your life in many ways.
Appearance is a general term though, a collection of many different factors: your clothes, physique, hair, and face (further broken down into eyes, nose size, jawline, cheekbones, etc.) all play a role in your attractiveness.
Of all these different features, your smile is ranked as the most important. One study found that when a person meets you for the first time, they notice your smile before anything else. 88% of respondents in another survey said they remember people with good smiles, and 1 out of 3 said they would be unlikely to kiss or date anyone with an ugly smile.
Whitening at Home
This is the easier way to start making your teeth whiter. You already use toothpaste (hopefully), so all you have to do is find toothpaste that not just cleans but also whitens.
Over the counter products
For a more effective approach that still stops short of going to the dentist, check out the whitening products (gels, strips, etc.) you can buy over the counter to supplement your current arsenal of just toothbrush and toothpaste.
At the dentist
If you have a moderate to severe case of discoloration you’ll find that at-home treatments are only effective for mild to moderate cases. To treat really yellow/stained teeth, you need a more effective solution than what is available over the counter.
Our products are stronger than what you’d be able to find at your local grocery store.
Zoom! Whitening is the best solution that dentistry has to offer for discoloration. A 25% hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth and then quickly dried with UV light (your face is covered during the procedure). This is done for 15 minutes 3 times, with the old gel being removed and new gel applied between each 15-minute interval.
Results are significant and immediate.
Have any questions regarding our whitening services? Or maybe you’ve heard enough and you’re ready to set up a whitening appointment today: let us know at (858) 755-8993 [San Diego] or (619) 656-6785 [Chula Vista].