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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Santa Maria

 Professional teeth whitening need not be a lengthy in-office ordeal. With a comprehensive take-home whitening plan from Dr. Anthony Riforgiate, patients can whiten their way to a brighter smile at their own pace. Dr. Riforgiate ensures patient health before administering any cosmetic treatment, so patients know moving forward that they are at their optimal oral health. 

Whitening with a Clean Bill of Health

At our Santa Maria dental practice, we put the health of our patients first. Dr. Riforgiate conducts a thorough examination before recommending any patient begin whitening their teeth. A patient’s teeth and gums must be in a healthy, stable condition before they can withstand the stress of a whitening treatment. 

The Take-Home Whitening Process

Most teeth whitening methods utilize the same ingredients. Hydrogen peroxide concentrate is effective, yet often causes sensitivity. Carbamide peroxide is gentler, making it preferable for long-term treatments. This is the bleaching agent used in our take-home whitening kits.

Our whitening kits are made to gently and effectively whiten teeth.  We use potassium nitrate, the ingredient found in sensitivity relief toothpastes, to bolster the health of teeth as they whiten.

Why Teeth Become Stained

Teeth are porous, and can absorb small particles that come from the food and beverage items you consume. Stains occur over time as debris from pigmented foods and liquids accumulate in the enamel.

Coffee, tea, red wine and red pasta sauce are highly pigmented and are known to stain heavily over time. Smoking or chewing tobacco causes even worse staining, and will leave teeth severely yellowed.

Brushing your teeth reduces surface stains, and regular cleanings provide a more thorough clean. However, neither of these methods penetrate to the deeper layers of the enamel, where stains can linger. Eradicate these stubborn stains with the assistance of our professional-grade take-home whitening kits.

Choose Dr. Riforgiate for Take-Home Teeth Whitening 

Whiten your teeth safely and at your own pace with take-home teeth whitening from Dr. Anthony Riforgiate. When you receive this treatment from us, you can rest assured that your teeth have been cleared as healthy enough to whiten. 

For more information, please give us a call. We look forward to working with you!