As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark-colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine, and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Have you considered tooth whitening? Teeth whitening at Marcos Ortega DDS is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Though some Marcos Ortega DDS teeth whitening patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.
There are several different methods for whitening teeth, but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks and pores in your tooth enamel.
DIY Whitening Products
First of all, the strips, mouthwashes, and paint-on whiteners use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. If you have gum disease, cavities, crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers, Dr. Marcos Ortega recommends first visiting your dentist for a teeth whitening consultation. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.
Don’t assume that tooth whitening offered at San Diego mall kiosks is risk-free. The industry is largely unregulated and the staff often have little dental training. Do you really want to take chances with your smile?
At Marcos Ortega DDS, we are currently accepting new patients at our San Diego office. My friendly team of skilled dental professionals would love to serve you with dental implants, sedation dentistry, dental crowns, teeth whitening, or restorative dentistry. You can schedule an appointment by calling 619-295-4545.
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Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego, California 92103