Teeth Whitening Services in Modesto, California
Why Do Teeth Change Color?
There are a number of factors that can cause your teeth to lose their luster. The most common culprits of teeth staining are coffee, tea and red wine. These drinks contain intense pigmentation that has a tendency to stick to the enamel (the white outer part) or the tooth. Tobacco use also darkens teeth, as tar and nicotine form a surface-staining substance.
In addition, teeth naturally fade with age. Over time, the outer layer of enamel thins, allowing more of the yellowish area below, called dentin, to show through. Certain medications can also cause teeth to fade. Antihistamines, antipsychotics and medications for high blood pressure contribute to tooth discoloration.
In addition, trauma to a tooth can cause it to produce more yellow dentin as a reaction to the injury, darkening the overall color of the tooth.
How We Can Help
At Dale Family Dental, we offer a range of services to return the shine back to your smile. Keep in mind that tooth-whitening procedures are for everyone. If you are interested in a tooth whitening procedure, speak with your dentist today.
Zoom One-Hour Whitening
In our office, our preferred method of whitening is the Zoom one-hour whitening process. This bleaching process is used throughout the country to lighten enamel and dentin quickly and effectively. As opposed to most other hydrogen peroxide treatments, the Zoom in-office whitening procedure uses a powerful chairside lamp to accelerate the bleaching process.
Before beginning Zoom, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate. A number of factors go into this decision, including your dental hygiene habits and history.
Restore Your Brightness
If you are interested in whitening your teeth, schedule an appointment today to determine which treatment would work best for you.