Best Teeth Whitening Offered in San Francisco Bay Area
This is a means of lightening discolored or stained teeth without altering the shape of the teeth in any way. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, our Hayward, CA dental practice offers several teeth whitening options to help you achieve the brilliant smile you have always wanted.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth
Our professional whitening systems can quickly and effectively remove the stains that make your teeth appear dull or yellow. We utilize the Zoom! in-office whitening system ,as well as other professional whitening systems, so that you can choose exactly how and when you’d like to whiten your teeth.
What does teeth whitening involve?
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile. We invite you to give our office a call today to learn how teeth whitening can brighten your smile.