Teeth Whitening FAQs
Get the answers you need to decide if our teeth whitening is for you!
Many La Mesa cosmetic dentistry patients consider having their teeth professionally whitened. Before deciding whether this simple procedure is right for you, we know that you are likely to have several questions about teeth whitening. The following are answers to a few of the most common teeth whitening questions our La Mesa dentist is asked.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Teeth become discolored for several reasons. The most common causes include certain foods, genetics, and antibiotics. Teeth also darken with age and as a result of changes in tooth enamel from excessive fluoride use, decay, damage, or root canals.
How do whitening treatments at your La Mesa cosmetic dentistry office differ from at home treatments?
Whitening treatments with Dr. Mandels dentist in La Mesa offer noticeable results in a fraction of the time which home whitening products require. At home whitening products are less effective, require more time, and cannot advertise long-lasting results.
How long do your La Mesa cosmetic dentistry practice’s teeth whitening results last?
If our patients follow a regular oral hygiene routine, brushing and flossing, and a few simple post-whitening care steps, then teeth will always be whiter than before treatments. Our dentist provides patients with custom-made whitening trays and take-home whitening gel for at-home maintenance.
What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?
After completing a full routine of teeth whitening sessions, patients report feeling more confident, attractive, and accepted. By brightening smiles, our La Mesa dentist improves patients’ lives one smile at a time.