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Teeth Whitening

Healthy Smile Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Turlock, CA

A smile that dazzles does so for a very important reason: white, bright teeth. If your teeth have succumbed to aging or staining, Harpreet Brar, DDS, offers professional whitening services at her practice, Healthy Smile Dental. With professional-grade materials, Dr. Brar helps her patients in Turlock, California, get a bright new outlook with vibrant, white teeth. To learn more about teeth whitening, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth become discolored?

With every passing year, your teeth fall prey to a number of forces that leave them dull, yellow, and stained. At the head of the pack are the things you eat and drink, as well as certain lifestyle habits. Your teeth’s enamel is designed to protect your teeth, but as the first point of contact, they’re also exposed to everything you put in your mouth, leaving them stained and discolored.

The main culprits when it comes to stained and yellowing teeth are:

  • Soft drinks
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Tobacco
  • Dark-colored foods, such as berries and beets

On top of this, as you get older, your enamel begins to wear down, revealing more of the darker-shaded dentin below. The net effect of fading white enamel and the brownish dentin showing through is a yellowish hue to your teeth.

How can I whiten my teeth?

Any stroll down a dental care aisle at the grocery store or pharmacy provides you with shelf after shelf of products that promise to whiten your teeth, while marginally effective, these products lack the real bleaching power necessary to get rid of tough stains and yellowing teeth.

At Healthy Smile Dental, Dr. Brar offers take-home whitening kits, complete with custom trays that fit snugly over your teeth. She also provides you with a professional-grade whitening gel that you place inside the trays and wear for several hours or overnight, depending upon your goals.

When will I see results?

The bleaching power in the whitening gel that Dr. Brar provides acts fast. Depending upon the extent of your discoloration, you see results after your very first use, and they only get better the more you use your at-home whitening kit.

After several treatments, you’ll have whiter, brighter teeth that seemingly sparkle. It’s important that you follow Dr. Brar’s instructions, however, as you don’t want to overdo it and compromise your enamel or irritate your gums.

How long will my results last?

The answer to this question relies entirely upon you. If you take care of your newly-whitened teeth through diligent dental hygiene, and you avoid foods or behaviors that stain your teeth, you can enjoy your white teeth for years to come.

Age will still cause your teeth to yellow over time, in which case you simply return to Dr. Brar for a new kit to touch up your teeth.

To brighten and whiten your smile, call Healthy Smile Dental, or fill out the online form to request an appointment.