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Cosmetic dentist in Glendale, CA explains the teeth whitening procedure

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures offered at Bright Smiles Dental Studio in Glendale, CA. It is a fast, economical way to make your smile “pop.” Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Carlos Garcia, explains the procedure.

Whitening vs. bleaching

These terms are used interchangeably, but there is technical a difference. Whitening refers to methods of removing surface stains, returning tooth enamel to its natural color. This is usually accomplished with abrasion.

Bleaching is the use of chemicals that penetrate tubules (microscopic pores in enamel), loosening and lifting embedded pigmentation. The Zoom! system used at Bright Smiles Dental Studio is a bleaching procedure, with a leading-edge advantage. The proprietary Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp is a special light that activates medical-grade bleaching ingredients, to brighten teeth many shades whiter than their original color – in about an hour.

Preparing for the procedure

Whitening is most effective on clean teeth, so be sure to mention it when you schedule your next checkup. Dr. Garcia evaluates your teeth and existing dental restorations to be sure your mouth is healthy. Then, the whitening treatment begins.

  • You simply recline comfortably, while the hygienist provides protection for your eyes and soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Prescription strength bleaching gel is applied to tooth surfaces, and light activated.
  • The procedure is repeated three times, about every 15 minutes.
  • The last application of gel is removed.
  • You walk out the door with a dramatically brighter smile.

 

Maintaining results

The best way to keep your smile vibrant is with conscientious home care, healthy lifestyle habits, and regular hygiene visits at Bright Smiles Dental Studio. However, you also receive a Zoom! home-use touchup kit – custom-fitted trays and a supply of whitening gel. Use it periodically to keep your smile Zoom! bright.

Call (818) 290-8788 to schedule your bright smile.

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