Teeth Whitening Specialist

Murat Atli, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Global Dental Group

Murat Atli, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Mission Viejo, CA

The reason teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure is that it’s a simple procedure that gives you amazing results. The team at Global Dental Group, including Dr. Murat Atli, can improve the brightness of your teeth up to eight shades in one office visit. If you live in or near Mission Viejo, California, call or book an appointment online for professional teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth not white?

Several factors may have caused your teeth to lose their brightness, including:

  • Food and drinks: such as berries, coffee, tea, and wine that stain your teeth
  • Smoking: nicotine causes your teeth to turn yellow
  • Medication: such as high blood pressure medication that causes teeth to darken
  • Injury: trauma causes your teeth to add more dentin, which darkens the tooth
  • Age: enamel thins as you age, revealing more of the yellow dentin underneath

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that can improve the look of almost anyone’s teeth. However, Dr. Atli and his team at Global Dental Group must first examine your teeth and mouth to make sure you’re a good candidate.

Professional teeth whitening works best on yellow stains. Brown and gray stains may not respond as well to the teeth whitening agents

If you have veneers, caps, or crowns, Dr. Atli may recommend a different approach to give you a brighter and whiter smile.

How does teeth whitening work?

The team at Global Dental Group uses a professional teeth whitening system to improve the appearance of your teeth. The teeth whitening agent breaks down the stains on your teeth to reveal the whiter, brighter color underneath, and the entire procedure takes only about an hour.

You may feel some sensitivity to temperature after a teeth whitening treatment, but the discomfort doesn’t last more than a few hours.

How can I keep my teeth white after treatment?

First and foremost, it’s essential to keep up good dental hygiene habits following teeth whitening, including regular brushing and flossing. Coming in for professional cleanings and checkups also helps keep stains from setting in.

Dr. Atli and his team recommend limiting your intake of foods and drinks that cause stains. If you have a hard time giving up your coffee and tea, drink through a straw to minimize exposure to your teeth. Brushing after you eat and drink may also help remove stains and keep your smile white and bright.

If you’d like an instant boost to your smile, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about teeth whitening.