Everyone enjoys having a bright, white smile. However, over time, you may notice that your teeth become dull or stained. This may occur due to a number of factors, including:
- The natural aging process
- Poor dental hygiene
- Foods and drinks that stain
- Use of tobacco products, including smoking
- The use of certain medications
While there are many over-the-counter whitening options available for your smile, nothing will improve the appearance of your teeth as quickly or as safely as a professional whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening is among the simplest and most effective cosmetic treatments available and can noticeably improve the appearance of your teeth in as little as one treatment. Professional whitening treatments involve the use of a powerful whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel then works to lighten and break up stains, discoloration and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Our dentists and team offer both in-office and take-home whitening for your use.
In-Office Whitening — If you receive this type of teeth whitening, the gel on your teeth will be activated by a special light to give you a noticeably whiter smile when you leave Dental Zone. In-office whitening can usually be completed in under an hour.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening — If you receive this form of teeth whitening, our dentists will create custom whitening trays for you. The gel will be placed in these trays and will gradually work to lighten your teeth over the course of several weeks. You can wear your whitening trays at whatever time best fits your schedule, day or night.
Please keep in mind that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, and eventually, you will need another whitening treatment to “touch up” your smile. However, there are a few things you can do to maintain a bright radiant smile and keep your teeth white longer. These include practicing good oral hygiene and keeping your regular dental appointments. You can also use a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash and avoid foods or drinks that stain.
To learn more about teeth whitening in Mountain View, California, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Galina Nasakin and associates, give us a call at 650-858-2028!