Teeth Whitening in Livermore, CA

Teeth Whitening

It’s normal for teeth to become discolored as we age or from lifestyle habits such as drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. While natural teeth whiten over time, many people want immediate results. That’s where the dental office team at Smiles by Design, comes in. We offer professional teeth whitening services to brighten and whiten your teeth and improve the look of your smile. Our in-office procedure uses a special gel to safely and effectively brighten your smile in just over an hour. If you prefer to whiten at home, we offer custom whitening trays that can be worn while sleeping. With either option, you can expect a brighter, whiter smile after just one or two appointments.

When is teeth whitening recommended?

Teeth whitening is recommended when you have teeth that have become yellowed or stained with age, tobacco use, or certain medications. Whitening is often done for strictly cosmetic reasons, but there are benefits to having whiter teeth. It can make you look younger and healthier, and it’s thought to boost your confidence. After treatment, you can maintain your new smile by regularly brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings and exams. This helps to prevent staining from returning. Additionally, it would help if you avoid smoking or using tobacco products to maintain a brighter smile.

The types of teeth whitening

Teeth whitening helps to remove stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth, brightening them to their natural colors. This treatment can be performed at the dentist’s office or by you at home using take-home kits. Your dentist may recommend that you receive teeth bleaching done in the office if you have severe staining or if your dentist notices the presence of cavities on your teeth. This is due to the increased sensitivity that can occur with at-home teeth whitening treatments.

There are various options for teeth whitening, including in-office procedures, take-home treatments, and over-the-counter products. At the dental office, the dentist will apply a peroxide-based solution directly to the surface of your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide breaks down the stains on the surface of your teeth to brighten your smile. You may also be sent home with a kit containing bleach gel and trays that you will wear for a certain amount each day to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. Over-the-counter products include gels, mouthwashes, strips, and rinses that can whiten teeth. These products are not as strong as those used by a dentist but can still brighten smiles when used correctly. However, these products are less effective than in-office treatments and may not produce the advertised results.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that helps improve the appearance of your teeth. For the best dental care tailored to your particular needs, visit Smiles by Design at 2165 Fourth St. Ste B, Livermore, CA 94550, or call (925) 443-4182.

Location

2165 Fourth St. Ste B,
Livermore, CA 94550

Office Hours

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