San Ramon Dental Excellence
General Family Dentistry & Anti-Aging Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA
If you dream of having a brilliant, Hollywood-worthy smile, consider teeth whitening. Thanks to modern treatment techniques, it’s possible to dazzle your friends and family without going over budget. At San Ramon Dental Excellence in San Ramon, California, the team offers several types of teeth whitening, including power whitening, take-home whitening trays, and internal whitening. To schedule an appointment today, book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Why are my teeth yellow and stained?
You might not realize it, but yellowing teeth is part of the natural aging process. As you get older, the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) chips and wears away, revealing the inner portion (dentin).
Dentin is naturally yellow in color. The more dentin that shows through, the more discolored your teeth appear.
Other factors that can change the color of your teeth include:
- Using tobacco
- Drinking coffee, soda, or red wine
- Poor oral hygiene
- Taking certain medications
If you’ve tried whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening strips without achieving your desired results, professional treatment can help.
What are the types of teeth whitening treatment?
San Ramon Dental Excellence offers several types of teeth whitening treatment, including:
In-office power whitening
In-office power whitening with Philips Zoom!™ can make your teeth up to 10 shades whiter* in a single one-hour appointment. Prior to in-office whitening, the team covers your tongue and gums with a rubber dam. Then, they apply a whitening solution to each of your teeth.
The whitening solution sits for 10-15 minutes and the team points a special light at it, triggering a bleaching reaction. The bleaching reaction eradicates stains and discoloration, transforming your smile.
Take-home whitening trays
Take-home whitening trays are custom molds that snap securely over your teeth. You squeeze a whitening solution into each tray and wear them overnight. Prescription take-home trays are more effective than over-the-counter options because the bleaching agent is stronger and offers advanced whitening power.
Take-home whitening trays don’t provide as quick of results as in-office whitening, but over a few weeks, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your smile’s appearance.
Internal teeth whitening
If you have one or more discolored teeth due to root canal therapy, you might benefit from internal teeth whitening. During this type of teeth whitening, San Ramon Dental Excellence injects a whitening solution into the center of your affected tooth. Afterward, the solution brightens your tooth from the inside out.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated. The majority of modern whitening solutions use a harmless chemical called carbamide peroxide. If you use take-home trays, your gums might experience slight irritation, but the team gives you instructions to lower your risk.
Don’t let stained or discolored teeth negatively affect your confidence. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at San Ramon Dental Excellence today. Book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly team member.
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