Pasadena teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure of choice, increasing in popularity every year. White is the only acceptable color for teeth today, both socially and professionally.
Ultra-white teeth have become the new standard, partly because teeth whitening is so widely available, reasonably priced, and one of the fastest cosmetic dentistry procedures available.
Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. serves Pasadena and the surrounding area, providing teeth whitening and other high quality general and cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Molayem is a conservative, holistic dentist. You can have confidence that she will recommend the least aggressive procedure to achieve oral health and your cosmetic goals, with your well-being as a whole patient foremost in mind.
Teeth Whitening Methods
Cosmetic dentistry has been in the spotlight for years, with teeth whitening as the most popular cosmetic dental treatment. As whiter teeth have become the number one aesthetic concern for many patients, several different ways to whiten the teeth have evolved, including over-the-counter products, peroxide formulate toothpaste, and whitening mouthwashes. Dentists may offer either or both of two different teeth whitening options – in-office whitening or at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening in Pasadena
Teeth bleaching can be performed in a dental office in one or two visits, using either tray bleaching or lasers.
In tray bleaching, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth, and an individual, custom tray is made to fit your mouth. The gel used for bleaching is applied in the tray, and then onto your teeth. The tray helps to decrease contact of the bleaching gel with gum tissue. This in-office bleaching process may take several visits to achieve the desired level of whitening.
When a laser is used for teeth bleaching, the dentist first applies a protective gel or rubber dam to cover the gum tissue. A bleaching gel is applied and left on the teeth for a certain length of time, and ultraviolet laser light is used to activate the whitening agent in the gel. Several appointments may be needed for this procedure.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening, using gel and trays provided by your dentist, is the most popular method, and it dramatically whitens the teeth. This type of teeth bleaching typically requires two office visits. In your first visit, Dr. Molayem will take an impression of your teeth, and clear plastic trays will be custom-fabricated to fit. In your second visit, you will try on the bleaching trays to ensure a proper fit, and minor adjustments will be made, if needed.
Dr. Molayem will send you home with care instructions for your teeth and trays. Depending on the level of whitening desired and the amount of staining of the teeth, the trays with the special whitening solution will be worn either for 30 minutes twice a day, or overnight for a few weeks. Tooth sensitivity is normal during teeth whitening, and it should subside soon after you are finished bleaching your teeth.
Confidence in your smile:
White teeth are something most people want. Pearly white teeth are simply more pleasing to look at than stained or yellow teeth. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently we brush or what toothpaste we use, many people have teeth that are not naturally white. No matter what color your teeth are naturally, teeth whitening is an effective, economical way to improve the brilliance and beauty of your smile.
At-home teeth whitening, using custom-fabricated trays provided by your dentist, is a safe and painless, no-stress process that produces beautiful, dramatic results. You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, while watching a movie or listening to music.
One major benefit of teeth whitening is the long-term results it produces. This procedure can leave you with a much brighter smile for a very long time. You may need a touchup once every several years, particularly if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Today, teeth whitening is widely available and reasonably priced, so the average person can afford it. Having a beautiful, brilliant white smile can improve your appearance and raise your self-confidence. Teeth whitening is one of the better dental investments available.
If you are ready for whiter teeth, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. can help. As teeth whitening works on the natural tooth enamel, the first step is for Dr. Molayem to evaluate your teeth for any old fillings or crowns that need to be replaced.
If replacement or restoration is needed, it will be done after the whitening process to match your new, pearly white teeth.