Will your smile pop out of every vacation photo this summer? Do you want your pearly whites to set off that golden tan and capture your youthful spirit? The road to brighter teeth is just an office visit away, so it’s easy to ensure that your smile is dazzling from one selfie to the next.
Colin Au, DMD, Dianna Fung, DDS and the team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates, understand how a smile full of dull, yellowing teeth can cast a pall over even your happiest moment while on vacation. That’s why the practice offers state-of-the-art teeth whitening.
No surprise, it’s one of our most popular cosmetic treatments.
If you’re eager to brighten up your vacation selfies, here’s a quick look at how our whitening systems work quickly and efficiently, just in time for your trip.
The golden age
Many factors contribute to yellowing, discolored teeth, and some of them are avoidable, while others aren’t. Let’s start with the role Mother Nature plays. As you grow older, the enamel on your teeth -- which protects them and gives them their white color -- begins to wear down. As your enamel wears down, the yellowish-brown dentin inside your teeth begins to show through, creating the yellowing effect.
Now add to that the foods and habits that stain your teeth. From your morning cup of joe to your evening glass of wine, your enamel is under constant assault by the foods and beverages you eat and drink. You can keep most foods from leaving their mark with proper daily cleaning, but even the most vigilant care isn’t enough to prevent some staining.
Lastly, habits such as tobacco use are enemy number one when marring your otherwise white teeth.
Taken all together, you can see how it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain white teeth as the years go by.
The white knight
Your daily care is paramount in maintaining healthy, bright teeth, as are your twice-yearly visits with us for your professional cleaning. But if you’re on the losing end of a battle for white teeth, we have the tools to help you gain the upper hand.
Let’s start with our in-office whitening procedure, which is incredibly fast and hassle-free. In fact, you can walk out with appreciably whiter, brighter teeth ready for your selfie close-up in just one visit. We clear away any debris during your visit and then cover your teeth with a professional-grade whitening gel. Once applied, the solution triggers a chemical reaction that cuts through stains quickly and effectively.
If you’d prefer to go a little more gradually, we also offer take-home whitening kits. We make custom trays that fit snugly over your teeth when you come in and supply you with a whitening gel. You can only have to wear the trays for less than 30 minutes a day.
Once you get your teeth to their brightest, it’s up to you to maintain your new pearly whites. Your newly-whitened shade can last for years with daily care and avoiding habits like smoking and sugary sodas full of artificial colors. Of course, there’s no stopping Mother Nature, so you may need some touch-ups down the road, in which case you simply return for another in-office whitening session or another take-home kit.
To brighter your summer smile, call Silicon Valley Dental Associates or book an appointment online.