Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Smile?

woman smiles showing off results from professional teeth whitening

Just like other facial features, our smiles can age by becoming duller and yellow. At Mission Hills Family Dental, we offer professional teeth whitening as part of our comprehensive cosmetic dental services to improve the appearance of our patients’ smiles and restore their youthful look.

Learn more about our safe and affordable take-home whitening kits below.

What Causes Teeth Staining?

Over time, the enamel, or protective outer layer of the teeth, becomes worn down. This makes it susceptible to staining, giving your smile a yellow appearance.

There are a few common causes of enamel wear and teeth staining, including:

  • Improper or inconsistent oral hygiene
  • Poor diet that is high in sugar and carbohydrates
  • Smoking or excessive tobacco use
  • Genetics
  • Using certain medications, like antibiotics
  • Trauma

No matter the cause of your teeth staining, our professional teeth whitening services can dramatically whiten your teeth!

Take-Home Whitening Kits

Our take-home whitening kits let you brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. Our whitening kits use professional strength whitening gel that isn’t available over the counter, giving you dramatic and effective results. Plus, our kits hold the whitening gel closer to your teeth, allowing for better absorption and faster results. In just a few weeks, you’ll have noticeably whiter teeth!

Some patients have concerns about whether or not teeth whitening can damage your smile. While professional teeth whitening uses powerful ingredients, our formula does not damage the surface of your teeth and won’t make them more sensitive. In other words, it’s incredibly safe to undergo a professional teeth whitening treatment!

Maintaining Your White Smile

Once you’ve completed your treatment, you should avoid staining foods, like red wine, soda, or berries, avoid tobacco products, and maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine to help your results last even longer. Of course, visiting your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings is another great way to enjoy the results of your whitening treatment!

Affordable Teeth Whitening in San Marcos, CA

At Mission Hills Family Dentistry, we don’t want the cost to get in the way of getting a treatment that will enhance your confidence. We pride ourselves on being an affordable dental office and will work with you to develop a payment plan that works for you, including splitting up your out-of-pocket costs on a monthly basis. Contact us to schedule a consultation today and get ready for a whiter, brighter smile!

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