Whitening the teeth is one of the easiest and most noticeable changes that you can make to improve the appearance of your smile. Whitening, or bleaching, is a non-invasive and simple dental treatment that will alter the color of your tooth enamel to make your smile look whiter and brighter.
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Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth
There are numerous reasons why you might choose to whiten your teeth:
• Brown or yellow stains due to smoking or your diet
• Discoloration due to fluorosis (too much fluoride during the development of the teeth)
• Stains due to certain medications
• Normal wear of the enamel
The Teeth Whitening Process
If you choose to whiten your teeth with a home whitening system, you will generally need two dental appointments. At your first visit, Dr. Mark Griffiths will take molds of your teeth to create customized plastic trays to hold the whitening solution.
After your trays have been fabricated, you’ll have a second appointment where we’ll make sure they fit properly. You’ll receive instructions on how to wear the trays for optimal results. In most cases, this will involve wearing them either overnight or twice per day for several weeks.
Caring for Your Whitened Teeth
When whitening your teeth, it is completely normal to experience sensitivity. Fortunately, this discomfort should stop once you have finished your bleaching treatment, but if it doesn’t, sensitivity toothpaste can help with the symptoms.
It is important to remember that teeth whitening isn’t a permanent procedure, so to get the most out of your results, you should be sure to avoid foods and beverages that could stain your smile, including: wine, tea, soda and coffee. If you are a smoker, you should also consider giving up the habit. Additionally, you will likely need an annual touch-up in order to maintain your beautiful, white smile.
What Our Clients Have to say
Dr. Griffiths is a wonderful dentist and has a great support team behind him. Nothing but friendly, understanding and caring. I’ve had several serious procedures done by Dr Griffiths and really felt like he takes extra care to get everything done absolutely correctly.
I honestly can’t thank Dr. Griffiths enough for the care he takes with me (and all of his patients). I appreciate his holistic approach, and his desire to continually improve in his craft. Even when I moved to NYC, I flew to San Diego for my appointments. You’d better believe I wasn’t going to bother finding another dentist. Anyway, I could go on and on…but no matter where life takes me I am certain I will be flying back to Cali for my appointments. I can’t imagine trusting another dentist more.
I have been visiting this office for years. The staff and Dr. Griffiths always makes my experience pleasant and comfortable. Thank you for your great service.
I love this dentistry…Dr. Griffiths is very gentle, thorough, does great work…He explains everything to me and listens. Andie makes me feel very welcome, I love how the office is run, and everything is very technologically advanced…it seems like he has all the gadgets…I would recommend this dentist to everybody i know…they also accept a wide range of insurance and have affordable payment plans…