Teeth Whitening in Costa Mesa
If your teeth are stained and yellowed due to age, tobacco use, or even overconsumption of coffee, tea, or wine, we can get your smile looking fresh again. With teeth whitening from Dr. Mina Girgis at Brite Clean Smiles, it’s easy to remove surface stains and restore your teeth to their bright, white beauty.
Millions of Americans have their teeth whitened every year. It’s one of the safest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you’re embarrassed to smile because of stained or yellowed teeth, it’s the perfect way to restore your smile. Interested in a brighter smile? Here’s everything you need to know about our teeth whitening options:
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
There are a wide range of different products meant for teeth whitening, so you may be wondering how they all work. Basically, all teeth whitening products on the market share the same basic active ingredients, and work the same way.
Teeth whitening products are made with special organic compounds called “peroxides”. Peroxides are a type of compound that contain volatile oxygen molecules, which react violently to contact with stains, similar to bleach.
These volatile molecules “break” the chemical bonds that hold stains onto your teeth, releasing them from the enamel. In turn, this restores the natural whiteness of your teeth, leading to a brighter smile.
What Issues Can Be Treated With Teeth Whitening?
Only exterior stains can be treated with teeth whitening. For example, if you used to chew tobacco and your teeth are stained, this stain can be removed by a teeth whitening compound.
The same goes for stains from smoking, eating dark-colored foods like blueberries, drinking wine, coffee, and tea, and yellowing caused by the natural aging process.
However, teeth whitening cannot treat internal stains. For example, if the interior of your tooth is grayish because of a metal filling, teeth whitening will not help. If teeth have internal stains caused by reactions to antibiotics like doxycycline and tetracycline, the peroxides in teeth whitening would not be able to reverse the discoloration, though other cosmetic dentistry options could improve the appearance of internally stained teeth.
In-Office Or At-Home Teeth Whitening – What’s Right For Me?
This really depends on your personal needs and preferences. Both in-office and at-home whitening are equally effective, but in-office whitening is usually faster.
When you come to Brite Clean Smiles for a whitening appointment, we use a powerful whitening compound as well as UV light, which “turbocharges” the reaction between peroxide and your tooth enamel. You can get teeth that are up to 5 shades whiter in just one appointment. If you need whiter teeth before a special event, like a wedding or a photo shoot, this means in-office teeth whitening is usually a better choice.
At-home whitening delivers the same level of whitening, but it takes a bit longer to get the same results. Dr. Girgis will provide you with multiple sets of custom-built whitening trays, which you’ll wear according to his instructions. Treatment usually takes a week or longer, but you’ll be able to wear your trays on your own time, in the comfort of your own home.
Contact Us Now – Enjoy A Brighter, Whiter Smile In Costa Mesa!
Whether you’re in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, or anywhere else in Orange County, Brite Clean Smiles is the best place for teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry. Whether you’re just looking to remove stains from your teeth, or you want a full-scale cosmetic smile makeover, Dr. Girgis can help.
With a dedication to patient comfort and an informative approach to dentistry, Dr. Girgis will help you understand all of your options, and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your appointment today at (949) 777-1005, or by coming to our office at 488 East 17th St. STE A-101, Costa Mesa, California, 92627.