Tooth Whitening and Your Dentist

Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in California. It seems that everyone in San Diego is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers in the San Diego area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening from Marcos Ortega DDS:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in San Diego before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed before starting a tooth whitening program. Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history.

Dentist Ortega at Marcos Ortega DDS can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. Marcos Ortega DDS is a good place to start for this important decision.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the San Diego area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Most teeth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local San Diego dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter solution. We recommend you begin with the very comfortable and friendly professionals at Marcos Ortega DDS to get started with the best tooth whitening solution.

Our office is located at 306 Walnut Ave., Suite 25, in San Diego, California 92103.  Please give us a call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision.

Our very comfortable and friendly is available to discuss tooth whitening solutions, explain tooth whitening options, and check your teeth to make sure you will get the results you want.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.