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Professional Teeth Whitening: The Easiest Way to Look Years Younger

As the American population ages, products and services that claim to turn back the clock are everywhere — from laser skin tightening to full-on face-lifts. Yet, the power of a great smile, especially one backed by beautifully white teeth, is one of the easiest ways to make you appear vibrant and timeless. And the best way to achieve this is with our professional teeth whitening.

At Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, our team of highly trained dental professionals offers the services you need for healthy teeth, inside and out, ensuring that your smile is always one you’re proud to flash. And when it comes to teeth that are dulled, yellowed, and stained with age, we provide a professional solution — Zoom!® teeth whitening system.

Here’s a look at how professional teeth whitening can make you look years younger.

Behind aging teeth

In order to better understand how simple teeth whitening can make you look years younger, it’s helpful to review the effects that aging has on your teeth.

To start, years of eating foods that can stain your teeth can begin to pile up in a process known as extrinsic staining. No matter how diligently you clean your teeth every day, those morning cups of coffee and evening glasses of wine can eventually take their toll. And if you throw in a habit like smoking, your teeth can really begin to discolor.

Second, as you grow older, the protective enamel that shields your teeth begins to naturally wear down with time. As your enamel thins, it allows more of the brown dentin inside your teeth to show through, which is what creates the yellowing effect.

Whatever the cause of your discolored teeth, it speaks to the passage of time as you get further away from those naturally white, bright teeth of youth.

Dialing back the years

While there are plenty of over-the-counter products that promise to whiten your teeth, these methods are often messy and not nearly as effective as professional teeth whitening. With our Zoom system, we use medical-grade whitening gels and a laser light that allow us to whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in just one 45-minute visit.

If you’d prefer a more gradual approach to whitening your teeth, we also offer Zoom! at-home kits. With these systems, you can whiten your teeth using custom-fit trays that fit snugly over your teeth. All you need to do is place the correct amount of whitening gel into your trays and pop them in for the designated amount of time. Depending on your goals, you can whiten your teeth gradually over the course of several weeks.

No matter which Zoom system you choose, the whitening agents will have your teeth looking vibrant and youthful in very little time and with little-to-no hassle.

Maintaining your youthful smile

To get the most of your newly whitened teeth, we suggest that you stick to a good cleaning regimen — brush twice a day, floss once, and rinse after meals. You should also keep up with your professional cleanings with us twice a year.

And to prevent staining, be mindful of the foods and habits we mentioned above (coffee, wine, and smoking). As well, certain berries, pasta sauces, and colored sodas can also wreak havoc on white teeth. While we’re not suggesting that you avoid these things all together, just be sure to rinse after your healthy bowl of berries.

To whiten your teeth quickly and easily for a more youthful appearance, schedule an appointment with the specialists at Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry. Call our Rancho Santa Margarita office at 949-393-2183 or request an appointment online today.

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