Oct 19 2013
Los Angeles tooth whitening dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, offers advanced teeth whitening options to help patients erase many years' worth of stains from even the most discolored teeth. Whether patients have gray wine stains, yellow stains from coffee and tea or brown stains from nicotine, the right tooth whitening procedure can have their smiles looking like new again.
One of the most popular whitening treatments offered by Dr. Sands, Los Angeles tooth whitening dentist, is the Zoom whitening system. Zoom combines a powerful gel whitener with a special light that allows the gel to penetrate deeply and evenly. Zoom is an in-office chair-side procedure that can be used to combat stains from numerous substances, and it can leave teeth up to eight shades whiter after a single one-hour treatment. The treatment is fast, safe, long-lasting and extremely effective.
Take-home teeth whitening treatments may be appropriate for patients who prefer more gradual results. Take-home treatments use a prescription-strength bleaching product and customized mouth trays. They are worn for a prescribed amount of time every day until the desired results have been achieved. Newly whitened teeth can then be maintained using a combination of good dental hygiene, regular dental checkups and touch-up treatments as needed.
Porcelain veneers are another option that may be appropriate for deeper stains such as those that are associated with dental trauma or antibiotic use. Rather than bleaching stains, porcelain veneers are applied over the teeth to conceal the stains. The translucence of the porcelain looks just like natural dental enamel, but it resists stains for a longer-lasting, healthy-looking bright smile.