A bright smile makes a good first impression and gives you the confidence to interact with others. However, tooth discoloration can make it difficult to smile in public. At the office of Frank C Raymer, DDS, we can help you brighten your teeth using effective professional teeth whitening procedures in Irvine.

Our team consists of friendly and skilled professionals who give you a listening ear and make sure you get the right whitening solution for your unique dental situation. We also use advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques to ensure efficiency while making you feel safe and comfortable at our practice. If you are looking for effective teeth whitening in Irvine, Dr. Raymer can help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

How Teeth Whitening Removes Tooth Discoloration

Tooth discoloration can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic tooth discoloration occurs when the staining comes from within the tooth. On the other hand, extrinsic discoloration occurs on the surface of the enamel and results from substances that come in contact with your teeth. Here are the common causes of tooth discoloration.

  • Consuming highly pigmented food and drinks
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Using tobacco
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Certain medications like tetracycline, hypertension drugs, and antihistamines
  • Dental injury or trauma
  • Dental restorations such as those containing amalgam

With our professional teeth whitening in Irvine, you can brighten your teeth and restore the sparkle in your smile. Dr. Raymer will help you decide which treatment will be most effective for your discoloration type and what kind of results you can expect.

Our Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Irvine

Our dentist is proud to offer in-office whitening treatment, also known as chairside whitening. We use KöR® whitening to treat stubborn tooth stains. The KöR system has a high potency, making it effective at removing even the toughest stains. During in-office whitening, our dentist will begin by protecting your lips and gums before applying the whitening gel to your teeth. An in-office treatment can take as little as an hour. Once you complete your treatment, your teeth will be noticeably whiter.

Convenient Take-Home Whitening Solutions

You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home using our Zoom take-home whitening solution. We offer Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite options depending on your preference and smile goals. The take-home whitening kit consists of custom trays and whitening gel that you wear on your teeth to correct discoloration. Besides being affordable, our Zoom take-home trays give you control over your teeth whitening process as you get to whiten your teeth at your own pace.

If you choose our take-home whitening solution, our team will take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays. Our dentist will also give you instructions for using the whitening kit and supervise the process to ensure satisfactory results.

Effective Laser Teeth Whitening in Irvine

We also perform laser teeth whitening at our office. Unlike other whitening treatments, this procedure uses laser technology to activate the whitening gel on teeth for greater efficiency. Laser whitening causes minimal sensitivity, and you can achieve whiter teeth with one treatment.

Tips for Maintaining Your Whitening Results

Naturally, you’ll want your whitening treatment to last as long as possible. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your new smile.

  • Avoid staining food and drinks – Limit your consumption of food or drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, wine, dark berries, and curry.
  • Maintain a healthy diet – A diet consisting of watery vegetables, crunchy fruits, and nuts protects your teeth by stimulating saliva and diluting acids in your mouth.
  • Practice proper oral hygiene – Practice oral hygiene by flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice a day to remove bacteria and food particles. Also, rinse your mouth using water to prevent food particles from remaining on your teeth.
  • Quit tobacco use – Since smoking and using tobacco causes tooth staining, consider quitting the habit to keep your teeth white. Note that smoking also makes you vulnerable to other oral health issues like plaque, gum disease, and oral cancer, which may affect the appearance of your teeth.
  • Remember your biannual dentist visits – Going for dental check-ups every six months can help you maintain your oral health. It also gives you access to professional tips to keep your teeth white, depending on your habits at home.

Get Long-Lasting Teeth Whitening in Irvine

Whatever the reason for your tooth discoloration, our team at the dental practice of Frank C Raymer, DDS, can help you get rid of the stains so you can smile confidently. Get in touch with us today and learn more about what our Irvine teeth whitening treatments can do for your smile!