There are many reasons why teeth can stain or lose their brightness. It may be due to certain foods and drinks. In other cases, the cause may be from smoking or ingestion of certain medications.
Yellow or stained teeth can make you feel self conscious about your smile. If that is the case, Dr. Wang recommends teeth whitening, a procedure that many of our patients in Pleasanton, California, opt for when they want to quickly and effectively brighten their smiles.
What Is In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is performed at an appointment using dental-grade products that efficiently whiten your teeth. This cosmetic dental procedure is increasing in popularity thanks to its incredible results.
When you visit our office for the procedure, the first step is to protect your gums, lips, and tongue using a rubber dam. This way, we make sure the whitening gel only touches your teeth.
Next, Dr. Wang will apply a concentrated bleaching gel to the teeth and leave the solution on for 15-30 minutes to remove stains and any signs of discoloration. In some cases, Dr. Wang will reapply the gel to achieve the desired results. The procedure is quick, hassle-free, and is generally completed in one dental visit.
How Often Should I Opt for Teeth Whitening?
You can receive professional teeth whitening no more than once every three to six months. In order to maintain your bright smile, Dr. Wang may recommend you undergo this treatment once or twice a year. However, Dr. Wang has many of our patients maintain their bright smile with our take-home, professional bleach kit. The procedure is suitable for most teenagers who have all their adult teeth and most adults.
Opalescence Go Teeth Whitening
If you want to obtain the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment at home, ask Dr. Wang about the Opalescence Go system. These conveniently adaptable whitening trays are prefilled with a powerful whitening agent that removes stains and brightens the shade of your teeth. They must be worn for 15 minutes to one hour per day for a period of 5-10 days.
Is There Any Aftercare?
After having your teeth whitened, you may receive take home whitening trays that can be used to maintain the whiteness of your teeth. In order to maximize the effects of whitening, you should avoid eating certain foods (coffee, tea, red wine) that are known to stain your teeth. Additionally, you need to ensure you include regular dental care, such as brushing and flossing twice a day, to your routine to maintain white and healthy teeth.