Teeth Whitening

Harleen Grewal, DDS -  - Dentistry

Skyline Smiles

Harleen Grewal, DDS

Dentistry located in Santa Clarita, CA

Teeth whitening is a safe and long-lasting treatment that can brighten your smile, boosting your self-esteem and confidence. At Skyline Smiles in Santa Clarita, California, board-certified pediatric dentist Harleen Grewal, DDS, and the team offer in-office teeth whitening with GLO Science® and take-home teeth whitening kits to people of all ages. Schedule an appointment online or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.

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What causes teeth to become yellow and stained?

Yellow and stained teeth occur naturally as you get older. This primarily occurs due to natural wear-and-tear to your tooth enamel. 

As your enamel wears away, it reveals the inside of your teeth, called dentin. Dentin is yellow and the more it shows through, the more yellow your teeth appear.

Other factors that may lead to tooth discoloration include:

  • Drinking beverages like cola, coffee, or red wine
  • Taking medication that contains tetracycline
  • Using tobacco
  • Eating foods that stain, like blackberries or tomato-based sauces

You might also develop yellow or discolored teeth due to poor oral hygiene, but you can lower your risk by brushing and flossing daily.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening uses medical-grade solutions to safely remove stains from the surface of your teeth. It’s a quick, pain-free procedure that provides stunning results. 

The majority of whitening products use carbamide peroxide to trigger a bleaching reaction. Carbamide peroxide is non-toxic and presents no side effects.

What are the types of teeth whitening?

Skyline Smiles offers in-office and at-home teeth whitening to children, teenagers, and adults.

In-office teeth whitening

During in-office teeth whitening treatment, your provider at Skyline Smiles cleans your teeth and covers your tongue and gums with a protective dam. They then apply the whitening gel to your teeth and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Next, your provider applies a second solution to your teeth that’s made of potassium nitrate and fluoride. The two mixtures combine and turn red. Once the color change occurs, your provider rinses your teeth with water, revealing a pearly white smile. 

Take-home whitening kits

If you want to whiten your teeth at your own pace, consider take-home whitening kits. Take-home whitening kits use a prescription-strength whitening solution to gradually eradicate stains from your teeth. 

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening treatment typically last four to six months. To extend your results, Skyline Smiles recommends brushing and flossing daily, visiting the office every six months for professional cleaning, and avoiding tobacco products and dark-colored beverages.

For a brighter, more attractive smile, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at Skyline Smiles. Book a consultation online or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.