A sparkling smile is more attainable than ever thanks to advancements in technology. With an array of over-the-counter toothpastes, rinses, whitening strips, and whitening gels, nearly anyone can find ways to improve the look of their smile. But for many, these products found at the local grocery store don’t provide the desired results.
At our office, Dr. Mario Godinez offers his patients professional grade whitening products provided by Ultradent. If you are looking for an experienced dentist providing teeth whitening in Encinitas, call us today to set up an appointment.
How Discoloration Happens
Even those who brush regularly can find themselves with discolored teeth. Tooth enamel is stained from darker foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, or wine. Tobacco use is also widely known to cause teeth to turn yellow.
Factors beyond your control can lead to an unappealing smile as well. Aging causes enamel to weaken over time, resulting your teeth appearing yellow. Teeth can also darken due to damage from trauma, but also from prolonged use of certain medications.
Regardless of how your teeth lost their brilliance, you have several professional options to significantly whiten your smile at the dentist office or from the comfort of your own home.
Ultradent Whitening Solution
Dr. Godinez prefers using Ultradent whitening solution when patients come to him for brighter looking teeth. This professional grade whitening gel is most effective when used in conjunction with the customized trays.
The UltraFit tray forms to the exact shape of your smile once placed on the teeth. Your body temperature heats the material so it adapts seamlessly, making treatment safer and more effective. Because this option doesn’t require a lab to manufacture custom trays, you receive the added benefit of being able to start treatment with no delay.
At our practice, we offer Opalescence® Boost for an effective and more comfortable way to achieve the desired results. While Opalescence has typically been a market leader in take-home whitening products, their innovative in-office option has been known to help with intrinsic staining.
Opalescence Boost uses two syringes to mix the formula evenly, and can be applied without impacting overly sensitive teeth. The gel used in this treatment is chemically activated, eliminating the need to use dental lasers or heat lamps as an accelerator. The entire process takes less than an hour, and patients can achieve desired results in three or four visits.
Ultradent Opalescence Go®
For those wanting the convenience of whitening their teeth on their own schedule, we offer Opalescence Go®. This take-home product includes a professional grade whitening gel and comfortable, disposable trays that can brighten the shade of your teeth simply by applying treatment for 15 minutes a day.
Contact Us Today
If you find yourself self-conscious about the look of your teeth, let Dr. Godinez and our dedicated staff help you achieve a whiter and brighter smile. We provide patients with teeth whitening in Encinitas, Cardiff, or Carlsbad, so give our office a call today!