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Have stains dulled your once-bright smile? Teething whitening and veneers, two cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by your Folsom, CA, dentist, Dr. Shaina DiMariano, can renew your smile.
Teeth whitening removes stains from your enamel
Tiny pigments in dark foods become stuck in microscopic pores in your tooth enamel, making your teeth look dull. If you smoke or chew tobacco, tar and nicotine in the products can turn teeth an unflattering shade of yellow. Teeth whitening removes these stains from your tooth enamel by breaking them apart with hydrogen peroxide.
This natural stain remover offers a safe, effective way to eliminate discolorations. While hydrogen peroxide is also used in over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, those products contain a much weaker formulation than what is used in our Folsom dental office.
Although with some home products you'll need to wait for weeks or months to notice an improvement with your smile, this is not the case when you make a professional tooth whitening appointment. Your smile will be dramatically brighter after a one-hour visit. Whitening results tend to be impressive and can lighten teeth by as much as three to eight shades. Thanks to this cosmetic dentistry treatment, your smile will remain bright for several years.
Veneers offer another whitening choice
If you're interested in a long-term whitening option, you may want to consider adding veneers to your teeth. The tooth-shaped porcelain or plastic shells are custom-made for you using an impression of your mouth and are attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. Before you receive your veneers, your dentist may need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel. This important preparation step is necessary for a comfortable, natural-looking fit.
When you opt for veneers, you control the level of whiteness. The restorations are available in a multitude of shades, enabling you to make your teeth as white as you want.
Veneers are stain-resistant and won't become dull if you eat or drink darkly pigmented foods and beverages. In fact, they'll stay white even if you drink several cups of coffee or tea daily. Veneers often last 10 to 15 years or longer before they need to be replaced.
Interested? Give us a call
Brighten your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments! Call your dentist in Folsom, CA, Dr. DiMariano, at (916) 983-6655 to schedule your appointment.