General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Ventura, CA
If your teeth are yellow, brown, or generally stained, teeth whitening treatment provides a quick, long-lasting way to achieve a pearly white smile. Expert general and cosmetic dentist Tariq Jabaiti, DDS, at Avra Dental in Ventura, California, proudly offers several types of teeth whitening treatment, including same-day whitening with Philips Zoom and take-home teeth whitening trays. To schedule your appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book online using this website today.
Teeth Whitening Q&A
Why are my teeth stained and discolored?
Your teeth naturally change color as you age. This is because the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) chips, cracks, and flakes away over the years as a result of wear-and-tear caused by chewing, biting, and brushing. Ultimately, this reveals the inner portion of your teeth (dentin). Dentin is naturally yellow in color. As more and more peeks through, your teeth appear a dingy yellow color.
Other factors that increase your risk of stained or discolored teeth include:
- Drinking dark beverages like coffee
- Poor oral hygiene
- Using tobacco products
- Consuming certain foods, like blueberries or tomato-based pasta sauce
You might also develop yellow or discolored teeth if you take certain prescription medications.
Are there different types of teeth whitening treatment?
At Avra Dental, Dr. Jabaiti offers two types of teeth whitening treatments. Prior to whitening your teeth, Dr. Jabaiti takes pictures of your smile, so you can see before and after photos. Your teeth whitening options include:
Same-day whitening with Philips Zoom
Dr. Jabaiti conducts same-day whitening with Philips Zoom onsite, in his comfortable, welcoming office. During this type of whitening treatment, Dr. Jabaiti covers your gums and tongue with a rubber dam and carefully applies a bleaching solution to the surface of your teeth.
After letting the solution sit for 15-20 minutes, Dr. Jabaiti points a special light at your teeth that triggers a chemical bleaching reaction. He repeats this process three to four times until your teeth are eight* shade lighter.
Take-home whitening trays
If you want to whiten your teeth at your own pace, consider take-home whitening trays. This teeth whitening method doesn’t provide instant results like Philips Zoom, but it eradicates stains and discoloration nonetheless.
To achieve the best results with take-home whitening trays, you carefully apply a bleaching solution to a mouthpiece and wear it for three to four hours each day. The solution whitens your teeth, revealing a pearly white smile.
Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?
Teeth whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but if you practice good oral hygiene, your results can last for four to six months at a time. Dr. Jabaiti recommends brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, quitting smoking, and avoiding dark-colored beverages like soda, coffee, and wine.
If you want to eradicate years of stains and discoloration, teeth whitening treatments provide a safe and effective way to do so. Schedule your appointment at Avra Dental by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary