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Why Teeth Whitening? Examining Enamel
Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain-like enamel surface. Composed of microscopic crystalline rods, tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth's core material – to show through.
During routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.
Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris.
DaVinci Teeth Whitening
The DaVinci dental whitening process is a simple in-office treatment that is administered within a dental practice. It uses a combination of LED blue light, specifically designed for teeth whitening and our all natural laser whitening gel. The dental method is a brush application, by which the gel is applied directly to the teeth using a brush applicator. A gingival barrier is not necessary, but may be the best option for some patients. Our dental system is a simple and convenient process which can be accomplished in as little as 30 minutes, with little to no sensitivity or side effects due to our 25% strength gel.
Our teeth whitening gel uses only the highest quality USA organic, plant and mineral based ingredients. The active ingredient in our gel is a food grade Hydrogen Peroxide and it also contains three key minerals which stabilize and strengthen the enamel of our patients.
Teeth Whitening questions and concerns
Teeth whitening treatments are considered to be safe when procedures are followed as directed. However, there are certain risks associated with bleaching that you should be aware of:
Sensitivity: Whitening can cause a temporary increase in sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch. This is likeliest to occur during in-office whitening, where higher-concentration bleach is used. Some individuals experience spontaneous shooting pains ("zingers") down the middle of their front teeth.
Individuals at greatest risk for whitening sensitivity are those with gum recession, significant cracks in their teeth or leakage resulting from faulty restorations. It has also been reported that redheads, including those with no other risk factors, are at particular risk for tooth sensitivity and zingers. Whitening sensitivity lasts no longer than a day or two, but in some cases may persist up to a month. Some dentists recommend a toothpaste containing potassium nitrate for sensitive teeth.
Gum irritation: Over half of those who use peroxide whiteners experience some degree of gum irritation resulting from the bleach concentration or from contact with the whitening trays. Such irritation typically lasts up to several days, dissipating after bleaching has stopped or the peroxide concentration lowered.
Technicolor teeth: Restorations such as bonding, dental crowns or porcelain veneers are not affected by and therefore maintain their default color while the surrounding teeth are whitened. This results in what is frequently called "technicolor teeth."
Maintaining Your Teeth Whitening Results
To extend the longevity of newly whitened teeth, dentists are likely to recommend:
Follow-up whitening – performed as infrequently as every three months.
Avoiding dark-colored foods and beverages for at least a week after whitening.
Whenever possible, sipping dark-colored beverages with a straw.
Practicing excellent oral hygiene – brushing and flossing after meals and at bedtime.
Dr Dalia did a great job whitening my teeth she was able to scrape a stain I had long since given up on in less than a minute. My teeth looked great for my Birthday.
- Logan S.
Los Angeles, CA
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Preparing for our wedding, we bought teeth whitening sessions on Groupon. We were expecting a (sadly typical) groupon experience, but were incredibly surprised and delighted with Dalia's care and expertise, and generosity.
Our teeth are white, our smiles are wide, and we've found ourselves a new dentist with Dalia! Awesome.
- Maribel C.
Pico Rivera, CA
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