Beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine and foods with tannins in them can cause superficial staining on our teeth. Studies have shown that having a bright, white smile can boost our self-esteem and make us feel more confident in social settings. Latha Subramanian DDS offers simple and effective teeth whitening treatments to help correct discoloration caused by our lifestyles.
Do you want to find out if you are a candidate for teeth whitening? Contact our office in Mountain View today to schedule a consultation!
Experience the Difference of Laser Teeth Whitening with a Fellowship-Trained Dentist!
Dr. Latha has received advanced fellowship training in laser dentistry with the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute, ensuring the latest state-of-the-art laser technology and professional results that are second to none! Ask us about laser teeth whitening during your consultation!
Why should I choose professional teeth whitening over an at-home treatment?
Dentist-supervised teeth whitening can yield more dramatic results in one treatment, some patients see teeth brighten up to ten shades in one hour. Having your teeth whitened by a professional is not only more effective, it is also safer. There is less chance of gum irritation and most professional whitening systems have a buffer that protects tooth enamel from damage. Professional teeth whitening also gives patients with sensitive teeth the option to whiten and brighten their smiles with a reduced risk of discomfort.
Am I a candidate?
Not all tooth discoloration responds to whitening treatments. Yellow stained teeth respond the best to teeth whitening and teeth with brown discoloration have less response to whitening treatments. Some discoloration, such as grayish-purple or blue staining, does not respond at all to teeth whitening treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Latha will review your candidacy for teeth whitening and recommend the appropriate treatment option based on your tooth discoloration.
Common causes of tooth discoloration
- Food and beverage
When will I see results?
Results of teeth whitening are immediately visible following a treatment session and can last from six months to two years depending on the patient’s maintenance. The degree of whiteness achieved can vary from patient to patients depending on the type of staining and condition of the teeth prior to treatment.
Are there any side effects to teeth whitening?
The most common side effects of whitening treatments are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and a mild irritation of the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. These side effects are temporary and usually resolve within one to three days of treatment.
Is teeth whitening safe for porcelain crowns or veneers?
Teeth whitening treatments have very little effect on restorative materials like porcelain veneers or crowns, but in some cases, teeth whitening may temporarily reduce the body strength between the tooth and the crown or veneer. During your consultation, Dr. Latha will review your dental history and decide if teeth whitening is a safe treatment option for you.
Do you want to learn more about teeth whitening treatments? Schedule a consultation with Latha Subramanian DDS today!