Teeth Whitening

Dental bleaching is a popular cosmetic treatment used to brighten dull smiles, but it isn’t for everyone. It is important to discuss it with your Roseville dentist before you act, especially if you have:

  • Sensitive or discolored teeth
  • Tooth decay or white spots on your enamel
  • Gum infection
  • Restorative dental work, particularly on the front teeth

Whitened teeth can remain bright for about four to 12 months.

Results are dependent on the type of teeth whitening treatment used. Also, the amount of heavily pigmented and acidic foods and drinks that you consume also impacts the lifespan of freshly bleached teeth.


If your dentist in Roseville agrees that you are a candidate for bleaching treatment, you can go with over-the-counter (OTC) products or professional teeth whitening.

OTC Teeth Whitening: If using an OTC dental whitening kit, look for one with the ADA seal of approval. Also, be sure to follow the directions. Store-bought products require consistent use for 7 to 30 days to achieve the desired effect.

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment:

Bleaching treatments performed by a dentist faster whitening than store-bought products. An in-office treatment typically makes teeth 5-10 shades whiter.

At Rock Rose Dental, we offer two types of teeth whitening treatments:

Take-Home Bleaching Kits: At-home teeth whitening products dispensed by your Roseville dentist are easier to use and contain a higher concentration of bleaching agent than a store-bought kit.

In-Office Whitening Treatment: After a thorough oral exam, your dentist will determine if teeth whitening is a safe option for you. If so, and in-office treatment is the way to go, your dentist in Roseville will:

  • Protect your soft tissues by covering your lips and gums. Only your teeth are exposed.
  • Apply a professional-grade peroxide gel to your teeth
  • Apply a curing light for 15 minutes to help the whitening gel penetrate your teeth
  • Invite you to watch TV or listen to music as you relax in the chair
  • Reapply the gel and light treatment two more times

To help keep your smile shining bright without undergoing bleaching treatment, practice good oral hygiene every day.

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