Teeth whitening treatments at your holistic Sonoma County dentist’s office shine – Results without the risk!
Teeth whitening treatments in Sonoma County at the Sebastopol CA office of Drs Silvano Senn and Toni Mann may be part of a smile makeover or they can stand alone as a quick and cost-effective way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Regardless of your motivations for visiting Whole Health Dentistry, know your oral health and wellbeing is in good hands due to an approach that is both holistic and artistic. That approach starts with a consultation.
During an initial visit, you’ll discuss what you like and don’t like about your smile with Drs Senn or Mann. Oral health is the foundation for all cosmetic treatments, including whitening. So, your dentist will want to resolve existing decay, inflammation, and disease before moving forward with treatment.
The bleaching ingredients are highly customizable, which makes it important to also discuss how many shades whiter you want to go to achieve a look that is both natural and meets your goals. Usually, a professional cleaning precedes tooth whitening treatment. You might be amazed by how much brighter your teeth look and how much fresher your mouth feels with a straightforward, routine cleaning at the Whole Health Dentistry office. It’s a good jumpstart for bleaching treatments, which resolve stubborn surface stains and can also lift some intrinsic or deeper internal discoloration.
During a consultation, your dentist will also discuss potential alternatives to bleaching treatment for discoloration that may be less amenable to whitening agents. These options include attractive porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding that covers up deep yellow or brown stains and other types of bleaching-resistant discoloration and corrects dental concerns such as gaps, and signs of wear like chips and cracks. Existing restorations don’t respond to bleaching, so the dental team is happy to discuss options for a treatment plan that suits your needs with you.
Steps toward a stunning smile
Whole Health Dentistry uses made-to-fit whitening trays. During a visit, an impression will be made of your mouth. These trays or dental appliances are modeled after the impression. Your dentist will show you how to place the whitening gel in the tray, and will also advise on how to wear the tray. Factors such as the type of stain, extent of discoloration, and your goals for treatment all contribute to the concentration of the whitening gel, as well as how long you are advised to wear the tray each day. Unlike whitening trays that can be purchased online or at the local drugstore, Whole Health Dentistry’s custom products:
- Fit like a glove – Trays are designed to your mouth’s unique shape, size, and other specifications. So, they fit snugly yet comfortably for even results that don’t irritate tissues inside your mouth.
- Produce powerful whitening in a safe environment – With professional take-home whitening, you get results! Dentists are equipped to prescribe proven whitening ingredients at a concentration that produces noticeably whiter teeth. The kits that you can purchase at the store often don’t contain the active ingredients necessary to really lift stains, or the ingredients aren’t concentrated enough to have a noticeable effect on the color of your teeth.
Because the treatment is prescribed and managed by a dental professional, your mouth and overall health are in great hands. You avoid the risks that are associated with some store-bought products or DIY methods, including enamel damage and tissue inflammation. Plus, Whole Health Dentistry is a phone call away should you have any questions or concerns during treatment.
One of the many benefits of home whitening is that it produces real yet gradual results that fit within your lifestyle. You can wear the tray while relaxing at home, from the comfort of your couch or bed. After the tray is worn as directed by your dentist, it’s important to brush your teeth well and remove excess gel. Rinse your mouth to avoid accidentally swallowing the product.
Drs Senn and Mann know that you’ll be thrilled with the look of your new smile – and will want to keep it that way! The Whole Health Dentistry team welcomes partnering with you on effective brushing and flossing techniques for a whiter smile, as well as other habits that can help to minimize stains. Call 707 549-6333 to schedule an appointment at the Sebastopol office.