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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
February 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Having a bright white smile may seem like a far-off notion if your teeth are dull, stained, or yellowed. However, this unfortunate teeth whiteningsituation is easily remedied with a professional teeth whitening appointment at your dentist’s office. Are you a candidate for this fast and effective treatment? How can teeth whitening benefit you? Find out more about teeth whitening’s frequently asked questions with Dr. Timothy Bui at his offices in Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA.

What is teeth whitening? 
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment which brightens and whitens the appearance of the smile. The process normally takes about an hour and the appointment happens right in your dentist’s office. The process involves placing a chemical solution onto the teeth which causes a reaction between the solution, usually a gel, and your teeth’s stains. The bonds holding the stains’ molecules break, causing the stain to dissipate.

What can I expect during a teeth whitening session? 
Your dentist will first apply the whitening gel to your teeth after separating them from the oral tissues to prevent irritation. It will remain on the teeth until the end of your treatment. At that point, your dentist will remove the gel from your teeth and ensure that nothing remains behind. Depending on the type of system your dentist uses, a specialized UV light directed at the teeth can help the whitening process along.

Does teeth whitening have any side effects? 
In some rare cases, patients report increased teeth sensitivity after a teeth whitening procedure. If you have any history of sensitive teeth, you should alert your dentist so they can adjust the whitening treatment’s strength according to your needs. In some cases, the soft tissues of the mouth like the tongue and gums may become irritated by the whitening gel.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Garden Grove and Newport Beach
If you think teeth whitening could benefit your smile, consulting with your dentist is the fastest way to determine if this procedure is right for you. For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Bui in Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA. Call 714-537-0550 to schedule your appointment in Garden Grove or 949-675-7750 to schedule your appointment in Newport Beach today!

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