Teeth Whitening in Fairfield, CA
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Even when your smile is healthy, yellowed and stained teeth create the appearance of poor hygiene. At the dental practice of Dr. Thomas Toolson, we provide options to brighten patents’ smile through take-home topical bleaching and porcelain veneers.
If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile through topical whitening or dental veneers, schedule your exam and consultation with our office today!
How Topical Whitening Works
The outer substance of the teeth, known as the enamel, is porous and allows contact with the deeper layer of the tooth, called the dentin. As people age and consume dark food and drink, the dentin becomes stained and darkened. This staining also becomes more obvious if the enamel is naturally thin, exhibiting more of the naturally yellow dentin underneath. Even patients who take care to drink dark liquids through a straw will experience natural discoloration with age.
Topical whitening treatments use hydrogen-peroxide gels to oxidize the enamel, breaking down the molecules that discolor your teeth. After bleaching teeth appear naturally whiter, allowing patients to achieve beautiful smiles.
Opalescence Teeth Whitening
This take-home option for teeth whitening is ideal for those patients who are looking to brighten their smiles on their own schedules. Dr. Toolson takes an impression of your smile, allowing us to provide you with bleaching trays that are comfortable to wear. Fitted trays also ensure keep bleaching gel in place, maximizing its effect on the smile.
With our Fairfield take-home whitening kits, patients can then wear their trays as long as they want, allowing them to bleach their teeth until they achieve their ideal shade. The strength of differing Opalescence gels help our dentist customize whitening treatment and is more effective than over-the-counter options.
Whitening with Veneers
While topical whitening gels are able to correct extrinsic stains, they are unable to brighten teeth that have been discolored from within. Stains that arise from the use of medications, or hyper fluoridation, cannot be lifted with topical whitening. For intrinsic discoloration, porcelain veneers are recommended. These thin, yet durable shells darkened teeth to create an ideally bright smile. View our veneers page to learn more about this cosmetic treatment.
Contact Thomas Toolson, DDS Today
If you are interested in having a bright new smile, contact Dr. Thomas Toolson and our Fairfield cosmetic dental practice today. We help patients achieve their smile goals through topical whitening options and application of tooth-colored dental veneers.