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Teeth whitening makes your teeth look better than new so you can start smiling with confidence.

Professional tooth whitening treatments are far more effective than using store-bought teeth whitening kits. Contact our dentist today to determine if our teeth whitening services may work for you.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

It’s normal for your teeth to get discolored and lose some of their natural brightness over the years.

If you aren’t feeling as confident in your smile as you used to, tooth whitening is something to consider to restore your teeth to their natural beauty.

Before you undergo a teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Zhang needs to check your teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure to make sure the treatment will work.

Once we determine that tooth whitening is a suitable treatment, our dentist covers your gums and lips with a protective gel, which leaves only your teeth exposed for the whitening treatment.San Mateo Teeth Whitening

Next, we apply a professional-grade whitening gel to your teeth and leave it there for about 15-20 minutes, which breaks down the molecules in stains to whiten them.

While the whitening gel goes to work on your teeth, just sit back and relax. You can listen to music, watch something on the TV, read, or simply rest.

Once the whitening gel has been on your teeth for the prescribed amount of time, we remove it and inspect your teeth to make sure you get the desired results. If your teeth were particularly stained, we might apply another treatment to brighten them up.

How Long Do Teeth Stay White After a Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Professionally whitened teeth typically stay bright and clean for somewhere between four and 12 months. This can vary based on the particular treatment and other factors.

Certain foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, wine, and berries, can make your teeth lose their natural brightness more quickly.

To keep your teeth whiter for longer, make sure to keep up a good oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth at least twice a day (for two minutes each time) and floss every day as well.

To keep your smile looking its best, come in for a tooth whitening touch up every four to six months. Alternatively, you can use take-home products to continue brightening your teeth.

In-Office Compared To Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Treatments

You’ve probably seen over-the-counter tooth whitening products and treatments that claim to whiten your teeth at home.

Oftentimes, these teeth whitening products provide disappointing results, and don’t whiten your teeth as much as you would like. In-office teeth whitening treatments contain stronger, higher-quality active ingredients.

Whereas you usually have to use over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments for 30 days or more to see results, an in-office treatment gives you same-day results.

Also, if you use at-home teeth whitening products incorrectly, you can end up doing harm to your teeth.

For instance, if you don’t see the results you want right away, you might try to speed up the process by applying more of a tooth whitening product, which can damage the enamel of your teeth or hurt your gums.

Why You Should Choose Professional Teeth Whitening:Teeth Whitening San Mateo, CA

-More effective than at-home teeth whitening treatments
-A dentist knows exactly how much gel to apply
-We can brighten your teeth by as many as 10 shades
-Erases stains from beverages, foods, and smoking
-You only need one treatment to see results

Is There Anyone Who Can’t Receive Teeth Whitening Treatments?

If you have extremely discolored teeth, very sensitive teeth, white spots, tooth decay, broken teeth, or infected gums, you might not be a good candidate for tooth whitening treatments.

Also, keep in mind that tooth whitening gels don’t work on bridges, crowns, or veneers.

If you have natural, healthy teeth, you surely can benefit from a dental whitening procedure and start showing off that beautiful smile of yours more.

For more information about our teeth whitening procedures or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, call us today.

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