Teeth Whitening in Fullerton

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Reverse Stains & Yellowing

Teeth Whitening

At All Day Smile, we can help you get your smile back if it’s been affected by stains and yellowing. Aging, drinking beverages like coffee, tea and wine, and using tobacco can cause tough, hard-to-remove stains to build up on your teeth, and negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem. But with teeth whitening in Fullerton, you can eliminate these stains, and enjoy a bright, white smile. Learn more below, or contact us now for an appointment.

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Understanding the Basics

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Tooth stains are caused by pigments becoming stuck and bonded to the tiny pores in our teeth over time. Pigments like tannins from coffee, wine, tea and cola can become bonded to our teeth and stain them. Some foods, like berries and tomatoes, can also cause stains. Microscopic particles from tobacco can also bond to the teeth if you smoke or use oral tobacco products like chewing tobacco. 

Teeth whitening uses a special compound called a “peroxide” to whiten your teeth. Commonly-used peroxides include hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. These peroxides contain highly-volatile oxygen molecules, which react violently when they contact stains on your enamel. This reaction breaks the bonds that hold the stain in place, removing it from your enamel and restoring the natural, white color of your teeth.

Why Choose Whitening?

The Benefits Of A Brighter Smile

Teeth whitening has a number of great benefits. First, it allows you to reverse teeth staining and yellowing, and makes you feel more self-confident about your appearance. If your teeth are heavily stained, you may feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing or even eating in public. Teeth whitening helps you feel great about your smile again!

Teeth whitening is also very affordable. It’s typically one of the cheapest cosmetic dentistry treatments available, so you can whiten your teeth even if you’re on a tight budget. It’s also completely non-invasive and does not hurt or have any unpleasant side effects.

The effects last a long time, too. Depending on how well you care for your teeth, your new smile can last anywhere from 1-3 years. Regular touch-up treatments can extend your treatment even further.

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Take-Home Vs. In-Office Whitening

What’s Right For Me?

In-office whitening is done at our Fullerton office. We will apply a powerful whitening compound to your teeth and use a UV light to enhance its effectiveness, providing you with a smile that’s up to 5+ shades brighter in just a single appointment.

We also offer take-home whitening. You’ll come into our office and we will take impressions of your teeth, and work with a dental lab to create a set of custom whitening trays. Then, we will give you your whitening trays, a set of whitening products, and instructions on how to use your take-home kit. Typically, you’ll whiten your teeth at home for about 1 hour per day over 2-3 weeks.

The end results of both in-office and take-home whitening are identical. However, in-office whitening is faster, and a better choice if you need to whiten your teeth quickly. Take-home treatment takes a bit longer, but is usually more affordable and is more subtle, which some patients prefer. Still not sure which treatment is right for you? Contact us for a consultation

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