If your child’s teeth are stained or discolored, Dr. Rita Daghlian can provide professional teeth whitening treatments to brighten their teeth and restore their beautiful, confident smile. When you bring your child to Daghlian Pediatric Dentistry & Sokolowski Orthodontics for this cosmetic treatment, we will discuss your child’s options with you to create their treatment plan and determine if professional whitening is the best option for their smile.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dental treatment used to remove stains, yellowing and discoloration on your child’s teeth. There are several types of teeth whitening available, including in-office and take-home whitening, both of which will work to noticeably improve the appearance of your child’s teeth and give them back a bright, beautiful smile.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Tooth discoloration can be caused by a number of different factors, including:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Consumption of foods and drinks which stain
- The use of certain medications
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoride consumption)
- The natural progression of time
Types of Teeth Whitening
There are two main types of teeth whitening: in-office and take-home whitening. Both types of whitening have their own advantages, and during your child’s appointment, our pediatric dentist will discuss these types of whitening with you in detail so that you can find the right type of treatment for your child’s smile.
In-office teeth whitening uses a powerful but safe whitening gel. This gel is applied to your child’s tooth surfaces and then activated with a special light to break up stains and discolorations, lightening the shade of your child’s teeth until they are the right shade of white. This process can usually be completed in under an hour.
Our take-home whitening treatments involve the use of the Opalescence Go® whitening system. This system uses a powerful whitening gel which is placed in a prefilled, disposable tray. These trays can be worn right out of the package, making it easy to improve your child’s smile. Opalescence Go uses the enhanced UltraFit™ tray, which is made of a unique material that warms with your child’s body temperature to adapt to their mouth, ensuring their comfort and giving them an effective whitening experience. With this whitening system, your child can dramatically improve the appearance of their teeth and smile by wearing their trays for just 15 minutes each day!
Dr. Daghlian may also recommend Opalescence® whitening toothpaste to help your child maintain their smile after treatment – this professional whitening toothpaste helps remove surface stains and strengthen their tooth enamel to more effectively protect their teeth from cavities.
Why Choose Professional Whitening
There are many over-the-counter whitening products available. However, purchasing these products is not always the safest or most effective option for your child. A whitening toothpaste, for example, will have minimal effects and could take weeks to show any improvement in your child’s smile. Other products could be ineffective or cause harm to your child’s teeth, gums and other oral structures.
A professional whitening treatment is designed to be comfortable, safe and effective. For example, an in-office whitening treatment can usually be completed in a single hour, and your child could leave after their appointment with a dramatically improved smile. An in-office whitening treatment will take longer – gradually whitening your child’s teeth over a period of several weeks – but is designed to be completed comfortably at home. A professional treatment is carefully planned to ensure beautiful results as well as ensure safety and help avoid any damage to your child’s oral health.
Brighten Your Child’s Smile Today!
Help your child regain a bright, beautiful and confident smile with teeth whitening in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, California! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and find out more!