Teeth Whitening

Jose L. Guzman, DDS -  - Dentist

Guzman Dental

Jose L. Guzman, DDS

Dentist located in Chula Vista, CA

White teeth help you make a dazzling impression with your smile. If your teeth are yellow or discolored, expert dentist Dr. Jose Guzman can restore their brightness. He offers professional tooth whitening at Guzman Dental in Chula Vista, California. To learn if your teeth can benefit, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking agent.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth to discolor?

You may have great oral hygiene habits that include regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, but your teeth can still discolor due to your lifestyle habits and the natural effects of aging. Common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Food and drink, such as coffee and red wine
  • Tobacco use, including smoking and chewing
  • Age, which causes your enamel to thin and the darker dentin to show
  • Trauma
  • Certain medications

How does whitening work?

Teeth-whitening products contain specific bleaches that are safe for use on your teeth. These include hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. The bleach breaks down the stains so they’re less concentrated. Often, Dr. Guzman and his team accelerate the effectiveness of the whitening by shining an ultraviolet light as the compounds take effect.

How do I know my teeth will benefit from whitening?

Dr. Guzman can look at the shade and cause of your discoloration and let you know if professional teeth whitening is the right procedure for your goals. Yellowish stains respond best; grey or browned teeth may not be affected by whitening compounds. Teeth that are discolored from trauma or medication cannot be whitened via traditional methods. Dr. Guzman may recommend crowns or veneers to improve the appearance of these teeth.

Why is it beneficial to get my teeth whitened at the office?

Professional teeth whitening works more effectively and quickly than at-home methods that include whitening toothpastes and strips. You get significantly better results in one visit than you can get in several weeks of at-home treatments.

Plus, if you have any sensitivity to the whitening product, Dr. Guzman can adjust the strength and ensure the soft tissue of your mouth is protected.

Does tooth whitening cause any side effects?

You may have a slight increase in your teeth’s sensitivity following whitening. Teeth whitening doesn’t prevent your teeth from discoloring again. So, if you continue to drink stain-causing drinks and smoke, you may still experience yellowing of your teeth with time, even after whitening.

If you want a brighter, whiter smile, call Dr. Guzman or book an appointment online for more information about professional teeth-whitening treatments.