AllDent Dental Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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family smilingAt AllDent Dental Center, we are deeply committed to patient education, and we encourage questions about our services and procedures. We are pleased to offer a selection of some common questions about the care we provide. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to ask Dr. Chung or your dental hygienist. 

Teeth Whitening

There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your favorite Poway foods after you have your teeth whitened. Moderation is the key, and being aware of which foods and drinks can stain your teeth can help you maintain your bright smile. 

The biggest tooth-staining culprits are tea, coffee, and red wine. However, you can prevent staining pigments from sitting on your teeth by sipping through a straw or drinking water during and after you consume them. 

Our dental team knows how confident our patients feel after teeth whitening at our Poway, CA dentist, and we want to help you maintain the results for as long as possible. Here’s a list of other foods, sauces, and condiments that are deeply pigmented and can stain your teeth over the long-term:

  • Beets
  • Some curries
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Cola drinks
  • Dark-colored fruit juices
  • Blackberries and blueberries

This list probably contains many of the foods you enjoy, and you don’t necessarily need to cut them out of your diet. Just be aware that they can stain your teeth. Brush as soon as you can after you get home and help scrub away stains by chewing sugarless gum and eating crisp, crunchy fruits and vegetables.

If you have questions about teeth whitening in Poway, CA, or would like to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning at our 92064 dentist office, please call AllDent Dental Center.

Teeth whitening is safe for your teeth, but only when it is supervised by your Poway, CA dentist or hygienist.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are expensive, and the whitening gel that's included is not nearly as potent as the whitening gel our dentist prescribes. They also include one-size-fits-all whitening trays that don’t provide even coverage and can allow the gel can seep out under the trays and irritate sensitive gum tissue.

When you choose teeth whitening at our Poway, CA dental office, you’ll receive custom whitening trays that fit your mouth perfectly because they’re made using impressions of your teeth. Custom whitening trays cover all surfaces of your teeth to produce even, consistent results. Since they fit your teeth so snugly, custom trays also prevent the gel from coming into contact with your gums and causing irritation.

Whitening your teeth at AllDent Dental Center gives you the support of professionals who oversee the process and are here for you if you have a problem. If you happen to experience irritation or tooth sensitivity or were hoping for brighter results, we’re here to help you.  

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about teeth whitening, please call our 92064 dental office to get started.

At AllDent Dental Center, we offer comprehensive dental services for any oral health need.

Our Poway patients can benefit from regular dental check-ups and exams to a customized smile treatment plan that addresses specific smile goals. Dr. Tae Chung provides a healthy foundation for maintaining strong and healthy teeth and gums. For patients who are interested in enhancing the beauty of their smile, we can provide the perfect dental treatment. 

The first step is calling our Poway dental office and scheduling an oral exam with Dr. Chung to determine the current state of your smile along with your oral care and smile goals. Our dental team will listen to your wants and desires, along with concerns to draft the perfect smile makeover plan that is unique to your lifestyle and personality.

General and Preventive Dentistry in Poway, CA

Dr. Chung understands that you cannot build a house on a faulty foundation, which is why we highlight the importance of general and preventative dentistry. Through regular dental cleanings and exams alongside at-home oral health care, we can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and infection—all conditions that can severely compromise your teeth and gums. 

Cosmetic Dentistry in 92064

While healthy teeth are exactly what most patients want, many of us weren't born with perfectly aligned or even teeth. Poway patients can enjoy a change in their oral appearance through a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that Dr. Chung offers, such as professional teeth whitening or dental bonding. 

Visit Our Poway Dental Team!

Whether you need a dental cleaning or are interested in changing the look of your smile, you can trust Dr. Chung's excellent dental training and skills. Give us a call today to schedule your next dental appointment in 92064.

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