California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry
Sumity Sharma, DDS
Family Dentistry located in Milpitas, CA
Eliminating the habits that make up your daily routine can often feel impossible. Coffee, tea drinkers, and smokers run the risk of tooth discoloration if they don’t seek dental care. Sumity Sharma, DDS, at California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry in Milpitas, California, works closely with men and women to offer brightening teeth whitening solutions. If you want to keep enjoying your cup of coffee and avoid yellow teeth, book a teeth whitening consultation today by phone or online.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What causes tooth discoloration?
Tooth discoloration comes about as a result of a combination of factors. Your dental hygiene, coupled with the beverages you drink and the medication you take, play an essential role in determining the color of your teeth.
For instance, coffee and tea stain your over long periods, while various ingredients in some medication can make your teeth turn brownish-yellow or grayish-blue. Smokers also run the risk of tooth discoloration, as cigarettes both damage the enamel and stain the tooth’s surface.
However, it would be too simplistic to say that only your lifestyle influences your tooth color. Dental hygiene is fundamental to keeping your teeth clean. You should brush and floss your teeth at the minimum twice a day to avoid staining accumulations of plaque and tartar.
How does teeth whitening work?
At California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry, Dr. Sharma uses reNUE™ teeth whitening technology to achieve the best results.
reNUE is a light-activated whitening therapy that penetrates deep within the tooth’s surface to dramatically whiten your teeth. During your whitening session, Dr. Sharma applies a bleaching gel directly on the surface of your teeth.
She then positions the reNUE system in front of your teeth for close to an hour. The light stimulates the bleaching agent.
While there are other types of teeth whitening techniques, like at-home trays or strips, they aren’t as effective as a tooth whitening treatment done professionally in a dental office. For best results, you should get in touch with California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry.
How long does teeth whitening last?
If you’d like to see the results of your teeth whitening treatment last a long time, you’ll need to pay close attention to how you treat and maintain your teeth.
The degree of whiteness you’ll see after your session greatly depends on how deep the stains were to start with and on the overall condition of your teeth.
Dr. Sharma recommends that you avoid staining foods and beverages, though she understands that this can be difficult. If you can’t put down the cup of coffee or the cigarettes, make sure that you practice impeccable oral hygiene.
Remember that teeth whitening isn’t permanent, so you might need to schedule a follow-up visit with Dr. Sharma if you’d like to start again.
If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of teeth whitening and the results it can yield, book an appointment by phone or online today.