at Riverside Dental Group offer professional teeth whitening to deal with any surface tooth discolorations you are uncomfortable with.

Only Slight Results from Drugstore Products

Whitening toothpastes may be all you think you need. Unfortunately, the bleaching agents added to your average toothpastes clean some light stains from teeth, but you’re not likely to see any more than one shade of brightening. Baking soda is a common homemade teeth whitening solution. It doesn’t cost much, and it seems to be a very natural resource for brightening up a discolored smile. You can safely brush your teeth with a small amount of baking soda. First mix the powder with a few drops of water. Just be forewarned that (similar to whitening toothpastes) your results will be very subtle. You also need to be careful not to overdo baking soda or whitening toothpastes, as the abrasive nature of both can damage your tooth enamel.

Professional Whitening Results

At-home whitening trays and bleaching gels are available through your Woodcrest dentists. This is a great way to go if you want to ensure that the product you are getting is high-quality and effective. The trays are customized to your teeth and alignment. This ensures that direct contact of the bleaching gel will be made with every one of your discolored teeth. You can expect multiple shades of significant whitening with just 30 minutes a day for about two weeks of do-it-yourself treatment. For faster results, make an appointment with us and we can brighten your smile to a pearly white in about an hour.

Teeth Whitening from Woodcrest Dentists

If you have worn enamel, dental cavities, or gum disease, teeth whitening may not be recommended until those problems are treated. Also, teeth whitening will not work on dental crowns or other dental restorations, so be prepared that your dentist may recommend another option such as veneers or bonding. Call our 92504 dentist office at (951) 689-5031 for teeth whitening and all of your dental care needs.