Teeth Whitening

Central Dental Care

Amrit S Basi, DMD

General Dentist & Family Dentist located in Downtown Tracy, Tracy, CA

A professional teeth whitening can improve the appearance of your smile with a quick, easy, and effective treatment. If you want to whiten your teeth, schedule a visit with Amrit Basi, DMD, at Central Dental Care in Tracy, California, by calling the office or booking online. Their team of cosmetic dental professionals can whiten your teeth and give you the smile of your dreams.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How do teeth lose their whiteness?

Some of the ways that your teeth can become dull or discolored include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Eating too many darkly pigmented foods, like berries
  • Drinking too much soda, coffee, tea, or red wine
  • Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco
  • Drinking too many acidic drinks
  • Certain medications

Your teeth also lose their whiteness as you get older. The hard enamel on the outside of your teeth gradually wears down, exposing more of the inner layers of your teeth, which get yellow over time.

What teeth-whitening options do you offer?

Central Dental Care provides its teeth-whitening patients with custom bleach trays. Custom bleach trays are an easy and effective way to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home.

Your custom whitening trays are made from an impression of your mouth, so they’re designed to fit snugly around your teeth. Your dentist provides you with a professional-strength whitening solution that you fill the trays with. You wear the solution and the trays on your teeth for 30-60 minutes, twice a day. Your smile should look significantly better within a few weeks. 

Central Dental Care also offers take-home strips, which provide a teeth-whitening solution for patients who don’t want to have an impression of their smile taken.

How does the whitening solution brighten my teeth?

The bleaching solution in professional teeth-whitening products contains some form of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When these chemicals come into contact with your teeth, they make their way into your enamel and down to the pigmentations that cause stains. When they reach those pigmentations, they initiate a chemical reaction that breaks them up and allows the natural whiteness of your teeth to shine through.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening is a minimally invasive and painless solution for improving the appearance of your smile. Most patients don’t experience any discomfort during or after the procedure, but for some people, teeth whitening can increase the sensitivity of their teeth.

If you notice increased sensitivity after your teeth whitening, the team at Central Dental Care can provide you with a special toothpaste to minimize your sensitivity and decrease your discomfort.

Schedule your teeth whitening with Central Dental Care by calling the office or booking a visit online and get your dream smile today.