Teeth Whitening Specialist

Newport Beach Dentistry -  - Dentistry

Newport Beach Dentistry

Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

Has your smile lost some of its bright, white gleam? If so, professional teeth whitening from Ryan Foroutan, DDS, and the friendly team can help you boost the wattage of your smile, and also increase your confidence. When you’re ready to explore the possibilities, book a one-on-one consultation at Newport Beach Dentistry. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call or stop by the Newport Beach, California office to set up your appointment.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why has my smile faded over the years?

Your teeth have their bright, white appearance due to the thin layer of hard tissue called enamel. Just beneath your enamel lies another layer of hard tissue called dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow in color, and as time passes, you enamel thins and more of your dentin becomes visible.

The aging process is not the only thing that can change the color of your smile. Some common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Stains from foods and beverages like coffee, tea, and certain fruits
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to excessive amounts of fluoride
  • Certain medications
  • Certain dental treatments or dental injuries
  • Congenital factors

Determining the cause of discoloration is the first step in finding the best solution.

What can I do to prevent tooth discoloration?

The best way to prevent staining and dental decay is to embrace a rigorous dental hygiene routine. Be sure to brush your teeth after every meal, and rinse your mouth with water after consuming beverages known to cause discoloration.

If you’re a smoker, find a cessation program that can help you quit the habit for good. Smoking not only changes the color of your teeth, it is terrible for your dental and overall health.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Newport Beach Dentistry is proud to offer Opalescence® Boost in-office whitening system. This powerful product uses a strong concentration of hydrogen peroxide to break apart stains and whiten teeth. The system is chemically activated and does not require light application to deliver results.

The process is simple and straightforward. During your initial visit, Dr. Foroutan uses a shade guide to select your current shade and then applies a thin layer of the whitening gel to the front surfaces of your teeth.

It takes about an hour for the whitening gel to break apart stains. Once the gel is removed, you’ll be able to enjoy the results immediately. In some cases, you might need multiple treatments to reach the shade you’re hoping to achieve.

What about over-the-counter whitening products?

You’ll find a wide variety of products in drugstores and other retailers that promise to whiten your smile. The formulations used in these toothpastes, gels, and rinses cannot compare to the power of the Boost professional system.

Over-the-counter products simply can’t match the results you get from in-office teeth whitening. However, a good whitening toothpaste can help extend your results between professional whitening appointments.

If you’re ready to try professional teeth whitening, book an appointment today, online or over the phone.