Teeth Whitening Services
Having a clean-looking, whiter smile is an appearance goal for many people, especially those who have teeth stain or teeth discoloration. There are effective teeth-whitening treatments available from your dentist at Oak Tree Dental if a brighter, whiter smile is a concern for you. Whitening can help yellow, brown, unevenly colored or mottled, aging, or graying teeth.
The causes of dull or stained teeth can include age, genetics, tobacco use, illness or antibiotic use, and eating and drinking foods and beverages that cause tooth discoloration. Most of the time, stained teeth are not a threat to your good dental health, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have an effect on your confidence, appearance and self-esteem. Teeth whitening offers a younger, healthy look that boosts your confidence and allows you to smile more freely.
Not everyone’s teeth are actually suitable for whitening, however. Whitening can be abrasive or harsh, and can cause damage if you have weak enamel, cracks or chips in your teeth, or unhealthy gums. We always recommend consulting your dentist or a dental professional before pursuing bleaching or teeth whitening.
What to Expect
If teeth whitening is right for you, skip the over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all bleaching methods, which can harm gums and teeth. This includes, teeth whitening strips, whitening toothpaste, whitening gel, etc. Instead, sit down with your dentist for the safest, best possible results. The whitening process is easy, It starts with taking impressions of your teeth so that we can make custom whitening trays. The better the fit, the less whitening agent is needed to get good results, and the more even your whitening will be. These can be done for all your teeth at once, or just your upper or lower teeth if needed.
Then, we provide a dental bleaching agent that goes in the trays and will gradually brighten and whiten teeth over the course of two weeks. It’s recommended that you wear the trays each night for about three or four hours during those two weeks, to get the best results. Typically, using the whitening tray is easy to add to your daily routine, and the trays are also clear so that they are less obtrusive.
The bleaching agent removes stains slowly from your teeth over time, and patients often can see a difference after only a few days. Once you reach your desired level of brightness, follow-up treatments can be done occasionally to keep your teeth as white as you want them.
To learn more about the professional whitening treatment available, get in touch with Oak Tree Dental and find out what options might be right to brighten your smile.
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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.
After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they're looking forward to enjoying the area's relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.
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