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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Ramona Dental Group

Dentistry located in Ramona, CA

Stained teeth can make your smile less attractive and ruin your self-confidence. If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like, the expert dental team at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, offers a simple solution. They provide in-office and at-home teeth whitening products to give you the beautiful white smile you deserve. Schedule a teeth whitening consultation over the phone or online with Ramona Dental Group, or ask your dentist about teeth whitening during your next dental cleaning.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening at Ramona Dental Group is a noninvasive procedure that can make your teeth many shades whiter after just a single treatment. While teeth whitening is optional, you might desire it to improve the appearance of your smile and gain confidence.

Why are my teeth stained?

Even if you practice good oral health habits, teeth staining can still occur because of:

  • Aging
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Tooth trauma
  • Some medications
  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Sodas
  • Dark juices
  • Tomato and soy sauces
  • Popsicles

Using professional-strength whitening products available at Ramona Dental Group is the best way to keep your teeth white and still enjoy some of your favorite foods and drinks.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening products often contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide bleaches. They whiten teeth by breaking up stains into smaller pieces, making the stains less concentrated. During a whitening procedure, you wear special trays containing whitening gel on your upper and lower teeth. LED light can speed up the whitening process.

Which teeth whitening products are right for me?

After reviewing your dental history, completing a dental exam, and taking X-rays to rule out oral health problems, your Ramona Dental Group provider discusses teeth whitening options with you including:

In-office whitening

In-office teeth whitening products are stronger than over-the-counter or professional-strength at-home whitening kits. Therefore, you can achieve whiter teeth in less time by choosing in-office whitening.

At-home whitening

Ramona Dental Group providers offer professional-strength, at-home whitening gel with custom-made trays. While at-home whitening kits from your dentist are stronger than over-the-counter products, they aren’t as strong as in-office whitening so it might take a few days or weeks to reach your desired outcome.

How can I keep my teeth white?

To maintain your beautiful white smile, practice good dental hygiene at home. Use a whitening toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance for stain removal. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss each day. 

Schedule professional teeth cleaning at Ramona Dental Group at least twice a year. Periodic whitening helps you maintain white teeth long term.

Don’t live with stained teeth that prevent you from smiling confidently. To learn more about teeth whitening options, schedule an appointment with Ramona Dental Group over the phone or online today.