Ravishing smiles can make excellent first impressions! However, if your teeth are stained and discolored, it will diminish the impact. Most stains are acquired from eating and drinking highly-pigmented foods products and engaging in bad dental habits. Foods such as blueberries, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce, as well as drinks like coffee, red wine, tea, and soda contribute to the most significant staining power. Try to keep those foods and drinks to a minimum. The treatment starts with the placement of a cheek retractor and tongue guard to protect soft tissues and allow easy access to your teeth. The teeth are rinsed and dried before placing a gingival barrier along the entire gum line on the upper and lower arches. Gel will be placed in the teeth then rinsed off after 15 minutes. The average person repeats this cycle 3 to 4 times. If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.