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Posts for: October, 2016

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
October 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you feel as though your smile is dull or boring due to stains or discolorations? If so, you could benefit from a professional teeth whiteningteeth whitening session. This fast and easy approach to improving the look of your smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem to help you feel great about the way you look. Don’t settle for a stained smile. Learn more about dental implants with Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim in Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA.
How do teeth stains form?
To understand how stains form, you must first understand the teeth’s layers. The outer enamel layer of your teeth, called the extrinsic layer, is hard and white in color. The inner dentin layer of the teeth, called the intrinsic layer, lies underneath the enamel and is softer than enamel and is yellow in color. When stains form, they can form on either layer.
Extrinsic staining occurs due to things like eating or drinking darkly-pigmented beverages like coffee or berries and tobacco use. Intrinsic staining occurs after trauma to the tooth, taking certain medications, or ingesting too much fluoride. Additionally, your tooth’s enamel can wear thin over the years, causing the dentin’s yellow color to show through the extrinsic layer, resulting in a yellowed appearance.
Garden Grove and Newport Beach Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is fast, easy and available right in your Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA., dentist’s office. Lasting around an hour, a single professional teeth whitening session can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades. These dramatic results are part of what makes teeth whitening one of the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Teeth whitening is suitable for adults over the age of 18. Good candidates for whitening should want to improve the appearance of their smile and have a strong oral care routine. If you decide to undergo a teeth whitening procedure, let your dentist know if you have a history of tooth sensitivity so they can adjust the power of your whitening agents. Some patients report that they have sensitivity after their session, though it usually resolves itself in a day or two.
For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Bui and Dr. Lim in Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA. Call to schedule your teeth whitening session with your dentist today!