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teeth whitening in point loma
If you’re self-conscious about your smile in Point Loma due to stains or tooth discoloration, Dr. Ajay Amin is here to help. At Lighthouse Dental, we offer professional in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits. Learn more about teeth whitening below, or contact us to schedule an appointment now.
the teeth whitening process
understanding how it works
The process of take-home teeth whitening and in-office whitening may be slightly different, but all teeth whitening treatments use the same basic active ingredient, which is known as a “peroxide.” Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are used the most frequently in dentistry.
Peroxides contain volatile oxygen molecules. These molecules react strongly to the presence of organic stains on your teeth, and break the molecular bonds that hold the stains onto your enamel.
This, in turn, “bleaches” the stain away from your tooth, restoring its natural, white appearance. The stronger the peroxide solution is, the more effective it will be at eliminating stains.
get fast results
in-office teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening is done in our office by Dr. Ajay Amin. You’ll come in for your appointment, and your teeth will be cleaned, and Dr. Amin will apply a powerful whitening product to your teeth, and activate it with UV light. Then, the whitener will be rinsed away, and the process can be repeated, if necessary. In-office whitening is ideal if you want fast results for a special occasion.
whiten teeth at home
take home teeth whitening
Take-home whitening uses special, custom-made trays. You’ll come into Lighthouse Dental to have impressions taken of your teeth, then Dr. Amin will work with a dental lab to create reusable, custom-fitted trays that fit over your teeth perfectly. You’ll come back to pick them up, get your whitening products, and get instructions on how to whiten your teeth. Then, you can simply follow Dr. Amin’s instructions to get a professionally-whitened smile in the comfort of your own home.
The advantages of
Wondering why you should choose professional whitening instead of DIY or over-the-counter whitening? There are a few reasons. First and foremost, you’ll get better overall results. A professional like Dr. Amin can customize your treatment based on your level of staining and desired level of tooth brightness, and can ensure that every tooth is whitened evenly.
In addition, you’ll get much faster results. Dentists can provide you with high-quality, powerful whitening products that are much more effective than over-the-counter or DIY products, so your smile will look brighter more quickly.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, professional teeth whitening is safer than DIY whitening with over-the-counter products. If you try to whiten your teeth on your own, you run the risk of accidentally over-whitening them and damaging your enamel. You may also experience serious tooth sensitivity, or irritate your gums if they come in contact with whitening products.
If you choose teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry in Point Loma from Dr. Ajay Amin, you’ll get better results, enjoy faster treatment, and get peace of mind. Contact us now for a cosmetic consultation.