Dentist in El Cajon & San Diego, CA
Help Your Smile Shine Bright
If you decide to whiten your teeth at our dental practice in El Cajon, you will need to undergo a dental examination with Dr. Dalia Jamma to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to be able to bleach. Our professional tooth whitening solutions can transform the appearance of your teeth in a dynamic way. This is partially due to the strength of the solution that we use. Professional grade whitening gel can whiten teeth by eight shades or more vs around two shades with store-bought solutions. If you are looking for immediate and dramatic results, in-office whitening is a far better option.
Before the procedure, your dentist will record the current shade of the tooth. Their teeth would then be polished with a granular material that is used to remove plaque from surfaces. To keep your teeth dry, your mouth will be isolated with gauze, and a retractor may be used to keep your cheeks, lips and tongue away from the whitening solution.
Next, the teeth would be coated with a whitening solution, but only at the front, and a barrier would be erected along the gumline to protect it from the solution.
Further visits would be planned until the desired shade is achieved. Foods and drinks with high pigment content should be avoided until the treatment is completed. Smoking tobacco of all kinds should also be avoided.
In our dental office, we also recommend whitening trays. This type of procedure is effective and puts patients in control over how white their teeth become and how often they are whitened. We start by taking an impression of a patient’s teeth. We then use this impression to create customized whitening trays in a dental lab. They fit securely around teeth and will not leak solution into the mouth. This is an ideal way for patients to whiten teeth because once they are created, they can be used at any time. Patients are provided with a whitening solution to use at home, and the trays need to be worn for a couple of hours every night for a week or more. Once teeth have reached the perfect shade of white, a patient can stop wearing the trays. This portable solution can be taken anywhere, making it possible for people to whiten teeth while on vacation, business trips or after moving to a new city.
We welcome you to visit or call us at Singing Hills Dentistry to learn more about our whitening options or set up a free consultation with Dr Dalia Jamma in El Cajon