Did you know that teeth whitening is the #1 choice for improving the appearance of your smile? That means you’re not alone if you want to brighten the color of your teeth.
Dr. Woo Young Lee, Dr. Sean Kim, and the rest of our team at Bay Dental Group in San Jose, California understand your desire to have white teeth. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening that can make a difference in your confidence by giving you a beautiful smile.
Before we talk about treatment, you should first know how and why your teeth can turn yellow.
Causes of yellowing teeth
You might not realize it, but your food and drink play a big role in the coloration of your teeth. For example, if you drink a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine, your teeth can become stained over time.
Other factors can contribute too, including:
- Eating foods such as dark berries
- Eating tomatoes or soy sauce on your food
- Chewing tobacco
Minimizing your intake of all of the above or quitting them altogether can help prevent your teeth from turning a displeasing shade of yellow.
How to whiten your teeth
If you’re interested in whitening your teeth at home, it’s important to know that the over-the-counter products from your local drugstore won’t give you the same results you can get with professional whitening.
Our services offer you custom-made trays to make sure the whitening solution fully covers each tooth. We also provide a strong bleaching gel that gives you results in just a few hours. If you choose a drugstore product, it can take weeks to notice a difference, and it still might not get your teeth their whitest.
Having a professional administer your whitening procedure ensures you’re getting the best results in the safest way. We can also consult with you to determine the best whitening option for you — we offer several.
How to care for your whitened teeth
Once we treat your teeth successfully, you should practice good oral hygiene habits to keep them white. Use a toothpaste that contains baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to provide mild abrasion for stain removal and continued whitening support.
For touch-ups and to maintain your new look, we have take-home products you can use with your customized trays. We also recommend that you keep your semi-annual, routine checkups with us to continue your good oral health.