We all experience the staining or yellowing of our teeth over time. Many factors can contribute to this, including foods and drinks like curry and coffee, personal habits like smoking, and the natural aging process. We can do our best to counter it with special products like whitening toothpaste or gels, but the best method for producing a dramatically whiter smile is with a professional whitening treatment, such as one at the offices of Neeshat S. Khan, DDS in San Jose, CA.
In addition to professional treatments, there are over-the-counter options available for whitening teeth. These are usually more affordable, but results will not be as dramatic and are not reliable because the strips and/or trays involved do not fit as precisely as a custom-made bleaching system.
Side effects following whitening treatments are not uncommon, but they are typically mild and temporary. The most common side effect is tooth sensitivity, which can occur following any type of whitening method. Gum irritation can also occur if poorly-fitted whitening trays are used, or if a product is not used for the recommended duration.
Results from a tooth whitening procedure are not permanent, and the teeth can become stained again. It’s recommended to avoid staining substances such as tea, coffee, red wine, and tobacco to maintain results.
If you would like to have a whiter, brighter smile and a more youthful appearance, consider a whitening treatment in San Jose, CA at the offices of Dr. Neeshat S. Khan.