How Can You Improve Your Appearance With Non-Invasive Measures? Dental Oasis Of Orange County can whiten your teeth and bring back your beautiful smile.
While there are many cosmetic surgeries out there that can drastically change your
The process of whitening your teeth is a very simple procedure, involving using a whitening agent to break down the stains on your teeth. Dr. Brian Toorani, a CEREC and tooth-whitening specialist and a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, runs a practice that is devoted to the highest-quality cosmetic dental procedures. Not only will teeth whitening improve the look and overall appearance of your smile, you?ll have a healthy-looking, radiant set of teeth that will boost your confidence. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has even conducted surveys that found that most people thought that a nice smile could improve their social standing and even their career. While natural-looking veneers have become more popular with millennials these days, the AACD says that teeth whitening is still the most requested cosmetic procedure.
Take a look at how tooth discoloration occurs, how you can remedy it, and how a professional can help severe cases.
Can you avoid discolored teeth?
The quick answer is ?yes and no.? You can?t stop aging, and yellowing teeth is a common occurrence as we get older. The enamel–or outer portion of your tooth that covers dentin–naturally wears down over time. And the dentin can show throw the translucent enamel, thus giving them an off-white appearance. Also, if you were in an accident and broke or injured a tooth, then the underlying dentin may repair itself, causing a darker toned tooth. While age and some accidents can?t be avoided, there are some lifestyle choices that you definitely have control of. For instance, you could have stained teeth due to drinks like coffee, tea, and wine. These foods that contain chromogens, a colored pigment that attaches to the enamel of your teeth, giving them a dingy appearance.
Smokers and tobacco users can also fall victim to dark yellow teeth due to the nicotine and tar that are present in those substances. Lastly, if you use any medications, like antihistamines or blood pressure medications, you may want to peruse the side effects again. If you see that your medicines cause yellowing teeth, you may want to talk with your doctor about switching to a different prescription.
Are there natural & over-the-counter teeth whitening remedies I can try?
If you do a quick search on Google, you will find all sorts of DIY methods that claim to whiten your teeth. Take these remedies with a grain of salt, however, as not all of them are backed up by scientific studies. But if your teeth aren?t too yellow, these natural and over-the-counter remedies can?t hurt and could help in other ways.
For example, aarp.org lists all sorts of foods that can whiten your teeth naturally, like apples, carrots, and strawberries. As you can see, there is definitely a trend towards healthy foods. Veggies and fruits are often natural cleansers because some acids, like malic acids, act as stain removers. Plus the very act of eating these starchy, crunchy foods can encourage saliva, which is your mouth?s natural cleaning agent. Another remedy that you may want to try is oil pulling. You may have heard of oil pulling but weren?t quite sure what it was; basically, oil pulling is an old folk remedy where you swish oil around your mouth for about 20 minutes before spitting it out. The idea is that the oil ?pull? off bacterias which then get trapped in the liquid.
Again, you may find all sorts of conflicting studies and opinions on the practice, but cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica Emery says that when one considers some of the abrasive ingredients in store-bought mouthwashes, then oil pulling is a good alternative. While it cannot completely whiten or clean your teeth, it could be a good in conjunction with your usual daily brushing. Besides natural home remedies, there are many over-the-counter products that you can try. While at-home whitening gels only have up to 20% of the peroxide mix compared to professional whitening systems (about 20% to 40%), they can change your teeth by a few shades. And, they may give you faster results than some of the natural remedies.
Is professional teeth whitening right for you?
If you are looking to change your teeth by four to eight shades, then professional whitening may be what you are looking for. Because professional whitening systems are so much more potent, it will usually only take one or two sessions to get the results you?re looking for. Compared to some other cosmetic treatments, teeth whitening is extremely safe and almost anyone can get it done. However, keep in mind that the whitening gel will only adhere to organic material, so they won?t work on false teeth or other appliances. But this isn?t a huge problem.
A dentist in Huntington Beach, CA–like Dr. Toorani–could always refit you with new appliances that match the new shades of your teeth. If you do have sensitive teeth, let your doctor know. Again, while the procedure is safe, it can exacerbate tooth and gum sensitivity. And, some people bleach too much and cause unnecessary discomfort and sensitivity.
How do in-office teeth whitening treatments work?
Dentists can actually provide you with custom bleaching trays that you can take home and use. However, many patients choose an in-office treatment since the dentist can be done in one appointment. The basic steps are as follows:
- The dentist may prepare either a hydrogen peroxide or a carbamide peroxide gel for your teeth whitening.
- A cover will be applied to your lips and gums to be sure that only your teeth are exposed to the whitening agent. This will also lower your risk of developing sensitive teeth and gums.
- The special gel will be applied to your teeth to break down the stains on your tooth enamel.
- The process will be repeated about 3 times for 15-minute intervals.
Dr. Toorani and his team will make sure you?re comfortable during this time, offering television, magazines, and friendly faces. ? Improve your appearance with a special deal At the Dental Oasis of Orange County, we promote good oral hygiene. For patients who show up regularly for teeth cleanings and oral exams, we like to reward them by providing a special discount on teeth whitening procedures.
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Dental Oasis Of Orange County is located at 7777 Edinger Ave #232, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
I am thrilled that I found a wonderful dentist in Dr. Toorani and his team.
The office is aptly named. It really does look like a spa and is full of the latest gadgets in dentistry. It is located in the Bella Terra shopping center upstairs next to Bed, Bath & Beyond and right next to a Cost Plus. The location is easy to get in and out of and there is a parking garage if you are trying to avoid the often crowded parking lot.
Dr. Toorani is working on closing my open bite and alleviating some of my jaw pain so that I can avoid jaw surgery.
He is honest, fair and friendly. I would highly recommend Dental Oasis of Orange County to anyone in the market for a new dentist.Liz H.
?The Dental Oasis is focused on raising the bar of excellence with patient experience. Essentially by providing great customer service and exceeding expectations. Ultimately, it?s all about our patients and it is what we love to do. My passion is dentistry. My love is for my patients. This is why I come to the office every day. Our modern, tranquil, peaceful, and spa-like environment will make you forget that you are at the dentist?s office. We utilize all the latest technology in dentistry and offer many amenities that will make your visit a unique and relaxing one. Whether you need a teeth cleaning, crown, or dental implants, we are here to serve you. At The Dental Oasis you are family.? ? Dr. Brian Toorani