March 20, 2017
Your dentist in Fremont, Dr. James Block, delivers professional teeth whitening for amazingly bright smiles. Whether in the dental office or in the privacy of your home, teeth whitening safely removes years of stubborn stains from food, beverages and tobacco. Plus, your renewed smile will last indefinitely with routine in-office and at-home hygiene and occasional touch-ups.
Why Should You Whiten Your Teeth?
If you have a special occasion, such as a wedding or school reunion, you may want to consider whitening your teeth. Or, perhaps you are just tired of the yellowed, dull smile that makes you reluctant to even open your mouth. Studies conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry do show that the first physical feature people notice is your smile.
Over time, even teeth that are free from decay and gum disease can become discolored from:
- Dietary choices (dark foods such as coffee, blueberries and soy sauce)
- Tobacco usage
- Prescription medications
- The aging process
Unfortunately, dull and yellowed teeth are a fact of life for many older teens and adults. However, your smile does not have to stay that way.
The team at James Block Dentistry delivers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening. Each type works exceptionally well, and because they are supervised by Dr. Block, they won’t harm your teeth or gums. Your tooth enamel will improve by several shades of color, bringing back the look your teeth had years ago.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Your dentist in Fremont examines your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough for professional teeth whitening–that is, no extensive decay, gum disease or deteriorating restorations. Then, he can offer you the choice of either Sinsational Smile in-office whitening or a convenient at-home version.
Teeth whitening in the dental office only takes about twenty minutes and applies a very concentrated carbamide peroxide gel to the top and bottom teeth. Sinsational Smile’s peroxide gel literally lifts out the staining organic matter caught in tooth enamel. A special LED light activates the chemical process.
The at-home version uses a less concentrated gel applied to the teeth with custom-made, acrylic trays. The patient wears the comfortable gel-filled appliances for a prescribed amount of time each day. This process delivers the same white smile as in-office whitening but takes one to two weeks to complete.
Keeping that Bright, White Smile
A professionally whitened smile lasts indefinitely with good aftercare and occasional treatments with a touch-up pen. Aftercare involves twice daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and once a day flossing in between teeth to remove plaque. Of course, the team at James Block Dentistry wants to see cosmetic dentistry patients two times a year for their routine check-ups and cleanings.
Also, Dr. Block asks his patients to:
- Limit foods and beverages which stain tooth enamel (tea, coffee, wine, curry, blueberries, cherries, colas, sports drinks)
- Stop smoking or chewing tobacco
- Drink dark beverages, such as iced coffee, through a straw
- Get twice a year check-ups and cleanings
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You can have your renewed smile more quickly than you may think. Why not contact James Block Dentistry today to arrange your cosmetic dentistry consultation?
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