Teeth Whitening

Sasha Bhor, DDS -  - Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Oasis Smiles

Sasha Bhor, DDS

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

Having trouble brushing your way to a whiter smile? You’re not alone. Years of coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco consumption have stained the teeth of millions of Americans. Even if you avoid these products, age takes a toll, leaving your teeth yellow and discolored. Fortunately, Dr. Sasha Bhor of Oasis Smiles in San Diego can restore the brilliant luster of your pearly whites with easy at-home treatments. In only a few days, your teeth can be noticeably whiter.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

by Sasha Bhor, DDS

What is whitening?

Whitening is a process for chemically bleaching stained teeth. Oasis Smiles provides an easy-to-use at-home treatment that dramatically enhances the brightness and color of your teeth.

How do teeth become stained?

Teeth are vulnerable to two basic kinds of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic.

Extrinsic stains form on the surface of tooth enamel. Coffee tea, cola, wine, and other beverages high in pigments cause them. Tobacco use also causes stains.

As you age, your tooth enamel wears thin, exposing the yellowish dentin beneath. These discolorations are called intrinsic stains, originating from within the teeth. Dead pulp tissue, cavities, and long-term antibiotic use can also cause them.

Is whitening right for my teeth?

How well your teeth respond to whitening depends on the type of discoloration. While treatments work quickly on yellow-hued teeth, brown and gray stains can take longer to resolve.

Dr. Bhor will evaluate your stains and determine the most effective course of action for you.

How does whitening work?

At Oasis Smiles, Dr. Bhor provides a highly effective whitening system for use at home.

During your first visit, Dr. Bhor makes an impression of your teeth. She uses this to create a customized whitening tray.

Designed to adhere to your teeth for a couple hours each night, the tray is filled with a special carbamide peroxide gel. Typically, teeth will be noticeably whiter after only a few days of treatments.

How long does whitening last?

Your teeth can retain their brilliant sheen for a year or longer. However, in some instances, the results begin fading within a few months. By following a few simple practices, you can extend the durability of your whitened teeth:

  • Avoid pigment-rich products like coffee, tea, cola, and tobacco
  • If you use these products, brush immediately after consuming them
  • Use whitening toothpaste to reduce surface staining

Committed to providing exemplary treatment and personalized care, Dr. Bhor is ready to restore your brilliant white smile. Contact Oasis Smiles today to schedule your consultation.