How Many Shades Lighter Will My Teeth Become After Whitening?

Teeth Whitening MonroviaIf your teeth have become dull and grey, or stained by such habits as smoking or drinking tea, coffee, or wine, consider a visit to Dr. Q Dental in Monrovia to undergo a customized teeth whitening treatment and bring out the gleam in your smile!

The amount of whitening that can be achieved by a teeth whitening treatment will depend greatly on the original condition of your teeth when you come into our office, and your willingness to give up certain habits that continue to contribute to staining and dulling of tooth enamel, such as smoking and frequent consumption of tea, coffee, or wine.  If you take medications that are known to cause discoloration in tooth enamel, or frequently eat foods with intense coloring, all of these factors may affect your degree of success during treatment.

Nevertheless, an effective and professional tooth whitening procedure performed by Dr. Q at our comfortable and relaxing Monrovia area office will produce a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your smile, lightening the color of your teeth by several shades in one session.  You may also opt for a teeth whitening treatment that you can perform at home, which may take up to two weeks to gradually lighten your teeth to a brighter, whiter shade.

What Happens During a Teeth Whitening Procedure?

We typically recommend teeth whitening procedures be performed in our Monrovia-area office, which may effectively lighten your teeth by several shades quickly within one to two hours.

Teeth whitening may be achieved by a non-invasive, painless treatment that typically involves the use of a specialized peroxide gel that is applied to your teeth while your gums are protected by a rubber coating.  The gel may begin to immediately whiten dental enamel upon contact, or the formula may be activated using a laser light to produce more dramatic results.  The type and duration of the treatment will depend on the condition and original color of your teeth, as well as such factors such as your age and the condition of your gums and overall health.

Teeth whitening procedures produce lasting improvements by brightening your smile and lightening the color of your teeth by several shades; however, over time, your teeth may begin to become dull and grey again as a result of dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as the natural aging process. For this reason, we recommend follow-up teeth whitening treatments every 12 to 18 months to maintain optimal results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

If you live in Monrovia and nearby areas in California, feel free to contact the friendly staff at Dr. Q Dental to learn more about teeth whitening and what it can do for you. While most patients may be ideal candidates for teeth whitening procedures, only a thorough examination of your teeth and gums can determine which type of teeth whitening treatment may be best for you.

Contact our office today at (626) 599-9819 to learn more about how you can get the brilliant, white smile of your dreams.