[et_pb_section fb_built="1" custom_padding_last_edited="on|tablet" admin_label="Hero Section" _builder_version="4.10.5" background_color_gradient_direction="131deg" custom_padding="100px|0px|100px|0px" custom_padding_tablet="61px||10px||false|false" custom_padding_phone="" bottom_divider_style="curve2" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="top" animation_intensity_slide="2%" animation_starting_opacity="100%" hover_enabled="0" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93,%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22colorEnd%22%93}" top_divider_style="none" sticky_enabled="0" prev_background_color="#ffffff" next_background_color="#ffffff"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" width="90%" max_width="1872px" custom_margin="-74px||-22px||false|false" use_custom_width="on" custom_width_px="1440px" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_video src="https://youtu.be/_6x0ylFG_6o" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="40px|||" custom_padding_tablet="0px||||false|false" custom_padding_phone="" custom_padding_last_edited="on|tablet" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="||||||||" header_font="Playfair Display|700|||||||" header_text_color="#ffffff" header_font_size="60px" header_line_height="1.5em" header_2_font="||||||||" header_3_font="||||||||" header_4_font="||||||||" header_5_font="||||||||" header_6_font="||||||||" custom_margin="||20px|" header_text_align_tablet="center" header_text_align_phone="" header_text_align_last_edited="on|tablet" header_font_size_tablet="48px" header_font_size_phone="34px" header_font_size_last_edited="on|phone" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

The Complete Teeth Whitening Guide

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#f7d584" divider_weight="3px" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="3.2" max_width="80px" module_alignment="left" height="10px" custom_margin="||20px|" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="bottom" saved_tabs="all" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="Poppins||||||||" text_text_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.8)" text_font_size="18px" text_line_height="1.8em" header_font="||||||||" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

There are 5 ways in which your teeth can whiten. Some whitening types are permanent and some are not. I will show you how each of these types of whitening apply to you and this will enable you to make a good decision on how to whiten your teeth.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_5,1_5,1_5,1_5,1_5" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" width="90%" max_width="1512px" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_5" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_blurb title="Remove Surface Stains" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%30%%" icon_color="#9cf4eb" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" header_font="Montserrat|700|||||||" header_text_align="center" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_font_size="26px" header_line_height="1.2em" background_layout="dark" max_height="164px" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover_enabled="on|desktop"][/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_5" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_blurb title="Dehydrate the Teeth" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%30%%" icon_color="#9cf4eb" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" header_font="Montserrat|700|||||||" header_text_align="center" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_font_size="26px" header_line_height="1.2em" background_layout="dark" max_height="164px" custom_padding="0px|||||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover_enabled="on|desktop"][/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_5" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_blurb title="Break Up Double Bonds" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%30%%" icon_color="#9cf4eb" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" header_font="Montserrat|700|||||||" header_text_align="center" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_font_size="26px" header_line_height="1.2em" background_layout="dark" max_height="164px" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover_enabled="on|desktop"][/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_5" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_blurb title="Bleach Internally" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%30%%" icon_color="#9cf4eb" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" header_font="Montserrat|700|||||||" header_text_align="center" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_font_size="26px" header_line_height="1.2em" background_layout="dark" max_height="164px" custom_padding="||0px|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover_enabled="on|desktop"][/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_5" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_blurb title="Make Veneers, Crowns, & Fillings" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%30%%" icon_color="#9cf4eb" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" header_font="Montserrat|700|||||||" header_text_align="center" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_font_size="26px" header_line_height="1.2em" background_layout="dark" max_height="164px" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover_enabled="on|desktop"][/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="About Us " _builder_version="4.10.5" global_colors_info="{}" use_background_color_gradient="off" top_divider_style="none" hover_enabled="0" sticky_enabled="0" bottom_divider_style="none" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" width="91%" max_width="1707px" module_alignment="center" custom_padding="|||" custom_css_main_element="display: flex;||flex-wrap: wrap;" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="3.25" background_color_gradient_direction="35deg" custom_padding="|60px||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="||||||||" header_font="||||||||" header_text_align="left" header_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_line_height="1.3em" header_2_font="Playfair Display|700|||||||" header_2_text_align="left" header_2_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_2_font_size="42px" header_2_line_height="1.5em" text_orientation="center" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||10px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

Remove Surface Stains

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#f7d584" divider_weight="3px" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="3.2" max_width="80px" module_alignment="left" height="10px" custom_margin="||20px|" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="bottom" saved_tabs="all" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="Poppins||||||||" text_text_color="rgba(0,0,0,0.4)" text_font_size="16px" text_line_height="1.9em" header_font="||||||||" header_2_font="||||||||" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||30px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

On the surface of your teeth there are stains are known as extrinsic stains. They can be black and brown stains from coffee, tea or soda. Less noticeable, but more commonly, it can be yellow staining of tenacious and tightly bound plaque. If you remove these stains then your teeth obviously get more white. The results last as long as it takes the stains to return and the results of how much whiter your teeth will appear are also very limited.

When you see toothpastes that are promoted as "teeth whitening" it is most commonly for their ability to remove surface stains unless they contain hydrogen peroxide. Most people think it is the ability of toothpastes to remove intrinsic stains which we will get to in just a moment. However, toothpastes made to remove surface stains aren’t entirely a good thing, and in my opinion I would avoid these toothpastes. WHY? The reason they can remove tenacious surface stains that others can’t is because they are very abrasive. 

There are studies and charts of the most abrasive toothpastes. On those charts you can see whitening toothpastes are the most abrasive toothpastes as well. 

Many charcoal toothpastes are also very abrasive which is one reason some people claim they are so good at whitening.

However abrasive toothpastes can negatively affect how white your teeth can become. Abrasive toothpastes contribute to gum recession and thinning of enamel. Since the underlying levels of your teeth are more yellow, thinning of enamel can lead to more yellow teeth. It doesn’t stop there! The roots of your teeth are not made of enamel and wear much faster too. Once you get gum recession it will contribute to wearing away of the root surface too. This happens comparatively quickly, so surprisingly A LOT of people develop these notches near the gum line of the tooth. 

Once again the results are limited to how much yellow staining you have. I personally would avoid these toothpastes. 

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93,%22gcid-27264a80-aee0-414d-8956-967dbea85776%22:%91%22colorEnd%22%93}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Surface-Stained-Yellow-Teeth-1024x760.jpg" alt="Surface Stained Yellow Teeth" title_text="Surface Stained Yellow Teeth" align="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_margin="-40px|40px|40px|-40px" custom_padding="|||" animation_style="zoom" animation_direction="right" animation_intensity_zoom="6%" animation_starting_opacity="100%" box_shadow_style="preset4" box_shadow_horizontal="58px" box_shadow_vertical="62px" box_shadow_spread="8px" box_shadow_color="gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22border_color_all%22,%22box_shadow_color%22%93}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" width="90%" max_width="2080px" module_alignment="center" custom_padding="|||" custom_css_main_element="display: flex;||flex-wrap: wrap;" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93}" custom_padding__hover="|||" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|desktop" custom_css_main_element_tablet="order: 2;"][et_pb_image src="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/wet-dry-1024x514.jpg" alt="Surface Stained Yellow Teeth" title_text="wet darker dry whiter" align="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_margin="1px|40px|40px|-40px|false|false" custom_padding="|||" animation_style="zoom" animation_direction="right" animation_intensity_zoom="6%" animation_starting_opacity="100%" box_shadow_style="preset4" box_shadow_horizontal="58px" box_shadow_vertical="62px" box_shadow_spread="8px" box_shadow_color="gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22border_color_all%22%93,%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22box_shadow_color%22%93}" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|tablet" custom_css_main_element_tablet="order: 2;"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" background_color_gradient_direction="35deg" custom_padding="|60px||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|desktop" custom_css_main_element_tablet="order: 1;"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="||||||||" header_font="||||||||" header_text_align="left" header_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_line_height="1.3em" header_2_font="Playfair Display|700|||||||" header_2_text_align="left" header_2_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_2_font_size="42px" header_2_line_height="1.5em" text_orientation="center" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||10px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

Dehydrating the Teeth

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#f7d584" divider_weight="3px" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="3.2" max_width="80px" module_alignment="left" height="10px" custom_margin="||20px|" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="bottom" saved_tabs="all" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.27.4" text_font="Poppins||||||||" text_text_color="rgba(0,0,0,0.4)" text_font_size="16px" text_line_height="1.9em" header_font="||||||||" header_2_font="||||||||" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||30px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

 The next way your tooth can whiten is by drying it out. I compare this to wet concrete. When concrete is wet it is darker, when concrete is dry it is whiter. 

While not as dramatic of  a color change, when your tooth is dry it is whiter. When it is wet it is darker.

This may seem silly for me to cover but it is important to understand teeth whitening gimmicks. Acids will dry out your tooth. If you put whatever thing some blogger or youtuber told you to put on your tooth and it is acidic like a strawberry or lemons it will dry out your tooth and make it look whiter temporarily. This will last for however long it takes your tooth to rehydrate. Normally a few minutes to an hour.

It doesn’t stop there. Sometimes the gimmick tooth whitening will cause you to stay open a while so if saliva isn’t touching your teeth and you are breathing then the tooth will dry out. Almost any whitening technique will whiten your teeth more than it appears at first, because you keep your mouth open with your saliva away from your teeth during the process. 

This is a problem for us dentists too. We will do a crown on a tooth but the patient has been open so long we don’t notice the surrounding teeth are dry. If we get the shade of the tooth while it is drier and whiter and don't realize the teeth shade has changed then when we get the crown back it will be much whiter than the actual color of the surrounding teeth.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="8ba0038c-b1f5-44f8-808e-959e165b7607" width="91%" max_width="2195px" module_alignment="center" custom_padding="|||" custom_css_main_element="display: flex;||flex-wrap: wrap;" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="3.25" background_color_gradient_direction="35deg" custom_padding="|60px||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="||||||||" header_font="||||||||" header_text_align="left" header_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_line_height="1.3em" header_2_font="Playfair Display|700|||||||" header_2_text_align="left" header_2_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_2_font_size="42px" header_2_line_height="1.5em" text_orientation="center" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||10px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

Breaking Double Bonds Intrinsically

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#f7d584" divider_weight="3px" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="3.2" max_width="80px" module_alignment="left" height="10px" custom_margin="||20px|" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="bottom" saved_tabs="all" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="Poppins||||||||" text_text_color="rgba(0,0,0,0.4)" text_font_size="16px" text_line_height="1.9em" header_font="||||||||" header_2_font="||||||||" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||30px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

That subtitle may be foreign to you so I will keep it simple and quick as possible. On the surface of your teeth, and actually in your tooth, you have things that are called chromophores or chromogens. The name isn’t important, these are just molecules that stain your tooth yellow. If you look up the chemistry of chromophores they have double bonds. When you oxidize or take away those double bonds the chromogens become a lighter color and thus so does the color of your tooth. In fact most bleaching in the world besides teeth whitening is because this is what happens… it is the oxidation of double bonds. 

This is the method of teeth whitening that most people find useful and effective in whitening their teeth; especially for the typical “yellow teeth” scenario.

There are 2 main types of bleach that whiten teeth: hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. All the good gel, strip, and whitening products over-the-counter will normally contain one of these two compounds. In fact, whether you get the over-the counter products, take home trays from the dentist, mall whitening booths or dental office one-time bleaching, they all use one of these 2 active ingredients just in different concentrations. The higher the concentration the faster it will whiten your teeth, but they will all whiten your teeth eventually. It's just a matter of how long you want to take to get there. Dental Office whitening will whiten your teeth the fastest which is in about 2 hours as it uses the highest allowable concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide. 

However, the stronger the concentration of peroxides the more likely it will cause temporary teeth sensitivity. When in-office whitening first started it was very painful for some people with sensitive teeth, but now if the office is smart they will first apply desensitizer and this will heavily minimize the sensitivity. 

If you have really sensitive teeth using a slower approach may be beneficial and also brushing with an anti-sensitivity toothpaste to decrease the likelihood of sensitivity. This will also likely will be less expensive too. 

What is the difference between carbamide and hydrogen peroxide?

Carbamide peroxide will break down to form hydrogen peroxide, then become active to whiten your teeth. Essentially they are both hydrogen peroxide in the end. There are a few differences that should help you decide which is right for you.

Hydrogen peroxide works faster but also wears off faster. You can only use it for 20 to 30 minutes before it becomes ineffective no matter what the concentration is. 

Carbamide peroxide will stay effective for hours. So if you leave it in a tray all night on your teeth, which is not recommended, then it will whiten your teeth all night as well. 

When I whiten, I prefer take home carbamide peroxide as it seems to get my teeth whiter, faster. I personally get the highest concentration of carbamide peroxide which on amazon is like 44%. Here is an affiliate link to 44% carbamide peroxide. It's much less expensive than all the other less efficient options too. It's not a name brand and it's kind of funny as it just shows up in a normal syringe. If ever it starts to make my teeth sensitive and I still want them whiter I just wait a week until the sensitivity is all the way gone and start again and make sure to brush with anti-sensitivity toothpaste. 

Quickly, hydrogen peroxide is about 3 times stronger at lower concentrations. For example, 10% Hydrogen Peroxide is about the same potency as 30% carbamide Peroxide. Another example would be: 40% Hydrogen Peroxide is what we use for one-visit whitening in the dental office. But, 44% carbamide peroxide is safe for at-home whitening still. 

Two other things to note. After intrinsically whitening, after months and years the teeth will start to get more yellow again because those double bonds in the chromogens reappear. Touching up your whitening is good from time to time, but you should be aware of how much is too much whitening. 

This is my biggest warning and downside to the intrinsically whitening with peroxides.

Once your enamel has gotten to a certain point of whiteness, instead of your teeth getting whiter they start to become more transparent, or see-through, when you bleach with peroxides. At this point you can no longer whiten your teeth any more with peroxides. In fact, they will start to become darker. This darkening happens because the shadows from the back of the mouth start to show through. Also the teeth become more yellow as the underlying layer called dentin, that is more yellow, also starts to appear through the now transparent enamel. 

This transparency will happen to most people if they whiten their teeth too much. A few lucky people can just whiten until they are as white as a marshmellows with no transparency. BUT most of us are not like that. There are 2 indicators to tell if you have bleached too much. First you will notice your teeth aren’t getting any whiter. This isn't a great indicator because it may be hard to tell. The second way to tell is if you look really close at a front tooth and you can make out the border of the underlying level called the dentin then it is likely too much. If you look at the example picture to the side of this subsection I can make it out here where the dentin border is. This person has already bleached too much and won’t get any benefits of bleaching more. 

Before moving onto other types of bleaching I always hear people talking about “Natural bleaching methods” as they don’t want to use peroxide because it isn’t "natural". So what do they do? They put banana peels, or ground up strawberries or lemons on their teeth. These methods are supposedly more natural, but to me they sound like a nice way to get cavities. Other "natural" method I have heard include scrubbing their teeth with activated charcoal. Let me just tell you none of these are great for your teeth nor are they natural. 

You could make a case that using hydrogen peroxide is actually more natural as almost every cell in your body produces hydrogen peroxide. Maybe not near as much as you are putting in your mouth to whiten your teeth, but it is at least close to as natural as the other suggested methods are. 

So let's just stop pretending any of it is natural, because what is actually natural is slightly yellow teeth. 

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-27264a80-aee0-414d-8956-967dbea85776%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93,%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22colorEnd%22%93}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Chromogen-Chemistry.jpg" alt="Surface Stained Yellow Teeth" title_text="chromogen formation for staining teeth" align="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_margin="-40px|40px|40px|-40px" custom_padding="|||" animation_style="zoom" animation_direction="right" animation_intensity_zoom="6%" animation_starting_opacity="100%" box_shadow_style="preset4" box_shadow_horizontal="58px" box_shadow_vertical="62px" box_shadow_spread="8px" box_shadow_color="gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22border_color_all%22,%22box_shadow_color%22%93}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" width="91%" max_width="2069px" module_alignment="center" custom_padding="|||" custom_css_main_element="display: flex;||flex-wrap: wrap;" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93}" custom_padding__hover="|||" background__hover_enabled="on|desktop" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|phone" custom_css_main_element_tablet="order: 2;"][et_pb_image src="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Internal-Bleaching-to-Whiten-Teeth-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Surface Stained Yellow Teeth" title_text="Internal Bleaching to Whiten Teeth" align="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_margin="-17px|40px|40px|-40px|false|false" custom_margin_tablet="1px|40px|40px|-40px|false|false" custom_margin_phone="" custom_margin_last_edited="on|tablet" custom_padding="|||" animation_style="zoom" animation_direction="right" animation_intensity_zoom="6%" animation_starting_opacity="100%" box_shadow_style="preset4" box_shadow_horizontal="58px" box_shadow_vertical="62px" box_shadow_spread="8px" box_shadow_color="gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22border_color_all%22%93,%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22box_shadow_color%22%93}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" background_color_gradient_direction="35deg" custom_padding="|60px||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|desktop" custom_css_main_element_tablet="order: 1;"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="||||||||" header_font="||||||||" header_text_align="left" header_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_line_height="1.3em" header_2_font="Playfair Display|700|||||||" header_2_text_align="left" header_2_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_2_font_size="42px" header_2_line_height="1.5em" text_orientation="center" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||10px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

Internal Bleaching

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#f7d584" divider_weight="3px" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="3.2" max_width="80px" module_alignment="left" height="10px" custom_margin="||20px|" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="bottom" saved_tabs="all" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="Poppins||||||||" text_text_color="rgba(0,0,0,0.4)" text_font_size="16px" text_line_height="1.9em" header_font="||||||||" header_2_font="||||||||" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||30px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

Every once in a while a tooth will stain from the inside. This normally occurs because the tooth died by some sort of trauma that happened previously. When the tooth dies the inside of the tooth fills with bacteria and turns purple, red or black color which stains the tooth from the inside. 

If this happens to you there are 2 ways to fix it. The first thing you can do is perform a root canal on the tooth and then bleach the tooth from the inside. You can count on 1 hand the amount of times I have done this as a dentist in 14 years. The results aren’t very predictable and the tooth, while it may get whiter, still looks different than the other teeth anyway. If it does whiten the tooth how you would like a lot of times it just gets darker again after internal bleaching. Then lets get into the last way to lighten your teeth.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" width="91%" max_width="2241px" module_alignment="center" custom_padding="|||" custom_css_main_element="display: flex;||flex-wrap: wrap;" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="3.25" background_color_gradient_direction="35deg" custom_padding="|60px||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="||||||||" header_font="||||||||" header_text_align="left" header_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_line_height="1.3em" header_2_font="Playfair Display|700|||||||" header_2_text_align="left" header_2_text_color="#2b2b2b" header_2_font_size="42px" header_2_line_height="1.5em" text_orientation="center" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||10px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

Veneer, Crowns, & Fillings

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider color="#f7d584" divider_weight="3px" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="3.2" max_width="80px" module_alignment="left" height="10px" custom_margin="||20px|" animation_style="slide" animation_direction="bottom" saved_tabs="all" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="Poppins||||||||" text_text_color="rgba(0,0,0,0.4)" text_font_size="16px" text_line_height="1.9em" header_font="||||||||" header_2_font="||||||||" module_alignment="center" custom_margin="||30px|" global_colors_info="{}"]

There are a lot of defects or things that just won't whiten your teeth correctly, or at all.  Sometimes you have to do one of these restorative options, as us dentist call them, as a last alternative. 

The following are scenarios or conditions for which the teeth will not whiten predictably or at all: Teeth with white spots that won’t go away, staining that happened during tooth development, teeth that already have unsightly fillings, teeth that won’t whiten with other manners, transparency in teeth from over-whitening, staining from metal fillings, and internal stains. Also some people may want to just change the overall look of the teeth for whatever reason. Then crowns, veneers and bondings are the way to go. Don’t worry a lot of the famous people and hollywood stars have them as well. 

Any one of these options can look really nice if done in the correct situation. For some people it is the only way to whiten your teeth. The good thing is that these options whiten them for good.

The down sides are they cost a lot and also you have to file down teeth that might otherwise be healthy. 

It's for each person to weigh out the risks and benefits.

The thing you may want to know is that you have to whiten any teeth not getting a crown first because once the crowns, veneers or fillings are in your mouth they don’t whiten to bleach. And so if you do whiten your teeth after the crowns, veneers, or bondings are done they will no longer whiten and the natural teeth will. In this case the new dental work will no longer match.

These are the major ways in which you can whiten your teeth. Now you just need to choose the right one for you.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-27264a80-aee0-414d-8956-967dbea85776%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93,%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22colorEnd%22%93}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Veneers-to-whiten-teeth.jpg" alt="Surface Stained Yellow Teeth" title_text="Veneers to whiten teeth" align="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_margin="-40px|40px|40px|-40px" custom_padding="|||" animation_style="zoom" animation_direction="right" animation_intensity_zoom="6%" animation_starting_opacity="100%" box_shadow_style="preset4" box_shadow_horizontal="58px" box_shadow_vertical="62px" box_shadow_spread="8px" box_shadow_color="gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22border_color_all%22,%22box_shadow_color%22%93}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="Menu" _builder_version="4.10.5" top_divider_style="curve2" top_divider_height="86px" top_divider_repeat="1x" bottom_divider_style="curve2" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93,%22gcid-4b345bf9-465f-4358-a27b-a30865d59085%22:%91%22colorEnd%22%93}" prev_background_color="#ffffff" next_background_color="#ffffff"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_4,1_4,1_4,1_4" use_custom_gutter="on" gutter_width="1" _builder_version="4.10.5" width="92%" max_width="2066px" custom_padding="44px||0px||false|false" custom_css_main_element="display: flex;||flex-wrap: wrap;" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|phone"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="|600|||||||" text_line_height="1.8em" header_font="||||||||" header_3_font="Syncopate|300||on|||||" header_3_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_3_font_size="40px" header_3_line_height="1.3em" background_layout="dark" max_width="100%" custom_margin="||40px" header_3_font_size_tablet="30px" header_3_font_size_phone="25px" header_3_font_size_last_edited="on|phone" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

The Best Dental Hygeine Tips

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_blurb title="The BEST DAILY BRUSHING & FLOSSING ROUTINE" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Teeth-Before-and-After-150x150.jpg" alt="Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Reviews AFTER Bad Brushing Technique" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

How, when, and with what to remove the most plaque daily.

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb title="HOW TO BRUSH Your Teeth PROPERLY" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Burst-Toothbrush-Promo-and-Brush-Head-Bristles-Carcoal-2-150x150.jpg" alt="Burst Toothbrush Promo and Brush Head Bristles Carcoal 2" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

The best way to brush despite what toothbrush companies say.

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb title="How To Floss Your Teeth Properly" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Hold-floss-with-pinky-and-thumb-150x150.jpg" alt="Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Reviews Brush Head and Bristles" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

From grip to technique the best way to floss.

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb title="COMPLETE TEETH WHITENING GUIDE" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Complete-Teeth-Whitening-Guide-150x150.jpg" alt="Complete Teeth Whitening Guide" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" link_option_url="/complete-teeth-whitening-guide" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

Everything to know to whiten your teeth effectively and without being fooled.

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_button button_text="$30 Off My Favorite Toothbrush" button_alignment="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_button="on" button_text_size="16px" button_text_color="#ffffff" button_bg_color="#ffffff" button_bg_use_color_gradient="on" button_bg_color_gradient_start="rgba(35,0,175,0)" button_bg_color_gradient_end="#170075" button_bg_color_gradient_direction="160deg" button_border_width="0px" button_border_radius="100px" button_letter_spacing="2px" button_font="Oswald|||on|||||" custom_margin="||40px" custom_padding="16px|32px|16px|32px|true|true" box_shadow_style="preset3" box_shadow_blur="28px" box_shadow_color="rgba(34,0,175,0.45)" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.10.5" _module_preset="f10f728f-e03e-45d0-8837-96ac4f144d0d" use_background_color_gradient="on" background_color_gradient_start="gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b" background_color_gradient_end="rgba(221,208,193,0)" background_color_gradient_direction="350deg" background_color_gradient_end_position="38%" background_color_gradient_overlays_image="on" background_image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Brushing-Technique-Burst-Toothbrush-1024x576.jpg" custom_padding="80px|40px|400px|40px|false|true" custom_padding_tablet="" custom_padding_phone="||40px" custom_padding_last_edited="on|desktop" border_radii="off|8vw|||8vw" border_width_right="5px" border_color_right="#FFFFFF" box_shadow_style="preset3" box_shadow_horizontal="20px" box_shadow_vertical="40px" box_shadow_blur="80px" box_shadow_spread="-30px" box_shadow_color="rgba(23,0,117,0.25)" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93}" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|phone"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.10.5" use_background_color_gradient="on" background_color_gradient_start="gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b" background_color_gradient_end="rgba(221,208,193,0)" background_color_gradient_direction="350deg" background_color_gradient_end_position="62%" background_color_gradient_overlays_image="on" background_image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Burst-Floss-Promo-Code-and-Review-2-1024x576.jpg" custom_padding="80px|40px|400px|40px|false|true" custom_padding_tablet="" custom_padding_phone="||40px" custom_padding_last_edited="on|desktop" border_radii="off||8vw|8vw|" border_width_left="5px" border_color_left="#FFFFFF" box_shadow_style="preset3" box_shadow_horizontal="20px" box_shadow_vertical="40px" box_shadow_blur="80px" box_shadow_spread="-30px" box_shadow_color="rgba(23,0,117,0.25)" global_colors_info="{%22gcid-71f952a2-c519-4351-a046-72343cfba91b%22:%91%22colorStart%22%93}" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|phone"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_padding="|||40px" custom_padding_tablet="|||0px" custom_padding_phone="" custom_padding_last_edited="on|desktop" global_colors_info="{}" custom_css_main_element_last_edited="on|desktop"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.5" text_font="|600|||||||" text_line_height="1.8em" header_font="||||||||" header_3_font="Syncopate|300||on|||||" header_3_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_3_font_size="40px" header_3_line_height="1.3em" background_layout="dark" max_width="100%" custom_margin="||40px" header_3_font_size_tablet="30px" header_3_font_size_phone="25px" header_3_font_size_last_edited="on|phone" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

The Best Dental Products

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_blurb title="Burst Floss: My Favorite Overall Dental Product" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Burst-Floss-Promo-Code-and-Review-2-150x150.jpg" alt="Burst Floss Promo Code and Review 2" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

Finding a good brush is obsolete if you use Burst floss.

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb title="Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Review" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Philips-Sonicare-Toothbrush-Reviews-Brush-Head-and-Bristles-150x150.jpg" alt="Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Reviews Brush Head and Bristles" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

Review of Sonicare's Cleaning Capability

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb title="Oral-B Genius, Smart, & Pro Review" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Philips-Sonicare-Toothbrush-Reviews-Brush-Head-and-Bristles-150x150.jpg" alt="Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Reviews Brush Head and Bristles" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

Review of Oral-B rotating head toothbrushes

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_blurb title="BURST Toothbrush: My Favorite Brush" image="https://dentist-ranchocucamonga.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Brushing-Technique-Burst-Toothbrush-150x150.jpg" alt="Brushing Technique Burst Toothbrush" icon_placement="left" image_max_width="100px" content_max_width="100%" _builder_version="4.10.5" header_font="Oswald|||on|||||" header_text_color="#FFFFFF" header_letter_spacing="2px" header_line_height="1.6em" body_font="|600|||||||" body_text_color="#ffd3d3" body_line_height="1.6em" custom_margin="30px||30px||true" animation="off" border_radii_image="on|75px|75px|75px|75px" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"]

Review of the Burst toothbrush and why it is the best in my opinion

[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_button button_text="$30 Off My Favorite Toothbrush" button_alignment="center" _builder_version="4.10.5" custom_button="on" button_text_size="16px" button_text_color="#ffffff" button_bg_color="#ffffff" button_bg_use_color_gradient="on" button_bg_color_gradient_start="rgba(35,0,175,0)" button_bg_color_gradient_end="#170075" button_bg_color_gradient_direction="160deg" button_border_width="0px" button_border_radius="100px" button_letter_spacing="2px" button_font="Oswald|||on|||||" custom_margin="||40px" custom_padding="16px|32px|16px|32px|true|true" box_shadow_style="preset3" box_shadow_blur="28px" box_shadow_color="rgba(34,0,175,0.45)" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]