Looking to whiten and brighten your smile? It's common for teeth to become dull and yellow over time, for a number of reasons including age, genetics, eating habits, smoking, and certain medications. Fortunately, teeth that become stained and yellow don't have to stay that way!
At Walnut Creek Dentists, we provide teeth whitening to remove even the deepest of stains, including tooth stains caused by medications, aging, and lifestyle factors. The quick, easy In-office whitening procedure can be performed within your regular dental exam and brighten your smile by up to 8 shades!
Whiter Teeth at Your Convenience
There are two main types of professional teeth whitening. At Walnut Creek Dentists, we're proud to offer both take-home and in-office teeth whitening, allowing patients to select the option that best fits their scheduling needs. Each relies on our medical-grade whitening solution designed to safely transform the appearance of your teeth without the risk of sensitivity or pain. Both the Opalescence® and Life-Like teeth whitening systems use a breakthrough whitening gel that, in most cases, causes little to no sensitivity.
Most of our patients have no discomfort while their teeth whitening systems reduce the appearance of tooth stains caused by an array of factors. As an added benefit, in-office whitening treatment works in as little as an hour!
Take-home teeth whitening uses custom-designed trays provided to patients to wear at their convenience. They are recommended to be worn for at least a couple of hours each night for a week or more until the teeth have reached their desired shade. Take-home teeth whitening trays can be taken anywhere, making it possible for patients to whiten their smile at work, on business trips, on vacation — wherever they may be!
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
When a whitening solution is applied to the teeth, the hydrogen peroxide inside of the solution penetrates through the enamel. It then starts an oxidation process in which molecules are transformed to reflect less or no light. This makes them appear colorless, and teeth appear white. This process can be extremely effective for eliminating stains and can be repeated frequently with caution.
We recommend patients complete the teeth whitening procedure at our Walnut Creek dental office before other dental treatments. Because the materials used for cosmetic and restorative dental procedures are carefully shade-matched and resistant to stains and bleach, the timing of your teeth whitening procedure is important. We want to shade match your restorations to your brilliant white smile!
If you have any questions about scheduling your Opalescence teeth whitening treatment, give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to guide you.
Schedule Your Professional Teeth Whitening Consultation in Walnut Creek, CA
Ready to experience professional teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is a speedy, non-invasive way to revive your glowing smile. If you have questions about selecting the best teeth whitening procedure for your needs, call today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.