Teeth whitening treatments are one of the most commonly requested procedures. Dr. Alcalde and his staff believes that patients should have smiles that they love to show off. While we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to makeover any smile, teeth whitening is the most popular because of the quick and noticeable results. From fast, in-office whitening to convenient at-home options,find out more about the Venus White system that's right for you.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
There are many over-the-counter products that are designed to be used at home without the need for supervision by a dentist. However, these over-the-counter products cannot provide the same level of whitening strength as the professional-grade treatments provided at Dr. Alcalde's Office. Additionally, the products available in stores take a longer time to garner noticeable whitening.
Our Venus teeth bleaching products have concentrations of hydrogen peroxide ranging from 22% to 35%. Teeth bleaching products sold in stores typically have concentrations of 3.5% or less. Before the bleaching product is applied by Dr. Alcalde or a member of our dental staff, a protective gel is applied to the gums. Whitening procedures in our office often only take one hour and only need to be repeated if the desired level of whitening is not achieved.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
What is bleaching or teeth whitening?
Bleaching or teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining.Venus White is for patients who desire a brighter smile.
What causes discoloration of the teeth?
Tooth enamel discoloration can be caused by staining ,aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Some of the more common causes of teeth discoloration are medications, coffee, tea ,or cigarettes.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Though not a permanent solution, teeth whitening is very effective with results that can last for years. Depending on your personal habits, touch-up kits can be used every 6-12 months to enhance and maintain whitening results.
What are the advantages of whitening your teeth?
People typically have their teeth whitened to improve their appearance. When people have a brighter smile, they tend to smile more often and their confidence shines through.
Call us today at 562.862.4543 to smile brighter.