We are eagerly preparing our practice to welcome patients back safely in the coming week. Here is a quick update about our practice hours and operations. As California begins to lift the stay at home order, we will start seeing patients for routine care, we anticipate resuming normal business hours on June 1 . If you have any urgent questions or concerns, please feel free to call (909) 627-9996. Dr. Fenny and team members are available to help. We look forward to seeing you soon!
(909) 627-9996 4036 Grand Avenue, Suite D, Chino, CA 91710

Teeth Whitening

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:

 

  • Food and Drink
    Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).
  • Tobacco Use
    Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.
  • Age
    Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area calleddentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.
  • Trauma
    If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.
  • Medications
    Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.

 

Located in Chino, Dr. Fenny Virgin is a specialist in whitening teeth using all the latest methods that are proven to work. Schedule an appointment today and see what treatment options are available for you.