Are you looking for a whiter, brighter smile? Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most effective ways to improve your appearance. A whiter, more radiant smile can make you look and feel younger and more attractive. At Marler Campbell Dental, we offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments that are safe, effective, and affordable in Escondido, California.
Our in-office treatment is fast and convenient, with immediately visible results. Our at-home treatment is ideal for those who want to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. Both treatments are gentle on your teeth and gums and will leave you with a beautiful, healthy smile.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurt Marler or Dr. John M. Campbell.
Teeth Whitening 101
A whiter smile can do wonders for your self-confidence. At Marler Campbell Dental, we offer various teeth whitening options to help you achieve the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
How Teeth Whitening Works
The active ingredient in most teeth-whitening products is hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These whitening agents break down into oxygen molecules that penetrate the enamel and break up stains. The oxygen molecules also whiten teeth by oxidizing the organic compounds that cause staining.
We offer two main types of teeth whitening: in-office and at-home. In-office teeth whitening is performed at our cutting-edge dental facility in Escondido and usually takes one hour or less. During the procedure, a gel containing hydrogen peroxide is applied to your teeth and activated with a special light. At-home teeth whitening kits use effective whitening gels that we provide and that you apply yourself using custom-fit trays.
Teeth Whitening Side Effects
Teeth whitening is safe, mainly when performed as directed by our professional dental team. Any side effects are minor and usually temporary. They can include:
* Sensitivity: Teeth whitening can cause temporary sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. This side effect is usually temporary and will resolve itself once the bleaching process is complete.
* Gum irritation: The bleaching agent in teeth whitening products can also irritate your gums. This side effect is also usually temporary and will resolve itself once the bleaching process is complete.
Professional Whitening vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening Kits
You can buy teeth whitening kits at many places, such as your local grocery store. Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are becoming increasingly popular, but there are still many people who are unsure about whether they work. After all, professional teeth whitening treatments can be more expensive. However, a few key reasons our professional treatment is worth the investment. First, we use a much higher concentration of bleaching gel than you would find in an at-home kit. The higher concentration means the treatment is more effective and produces longer-lasting results. Secondly, the special light we use to activate the gel helps to speed up the process. You can see dramatic results after just one treatment! Finally, it’s a good idea to let an experienced professional help you whiten your teeth. Our highly trained dental professionals are on hand to ensure that the treatment is carried out safely and effectively. By contrast, over-the-counter teeth whitening products can damage your tooth enamel if used excessively or not as directed. So if you’re looking for the best possible results, our professional teeth whitening treatment is the way to go.
Escondido Teeth Whitening
A whiter smile can do wonders for your confidence—and at Marler Campbell Dental, we can help you achieve the bright, beautiful smile to make you feel proud and confident. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today!