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Teeth Whitening

Silicon Valley Dental Associates -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Silicon Valley Dental Associates

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Sunnyvale, CA

If your teeth are yellow, stained, or discolored after years of tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, teeth whitening can restore them to their near-original, pearly white condition. Expert general, cosmetic, and implant dentists Colin Au, DDS, Dianna Fung, DDS, and the caring team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, proudly offer several types of teeth whitening treatment using the take home whitening. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why are my teeth yellow and stained?

Everyone’s teeth yellow and stain as a result of the natural aging process. As you get older, the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) chips and flakes away due to chewing, biting, and other wear-and-tear. Ultimately, this reveals the inner portion of your teeth (dentin). Dentin is naturally yellow in color, so as it becomes more visible, your teeth appear more yellow.

Other factors that cause tooth discoloration include:

  • Using tobacco
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking coffee, red wine, or cola
  • Eating foods like tomato-based pasta sauce or blueberries

You might also develop yellow teeth if you take prescription medications that contain tetracycline.

Are there different types of teeth whitening?

At Silicon Valley Dental Associates, the team uses the take home whitening system. 

Take Home Whitening

If you want to whiten your teeth at your own pace, consider take-home treatment. Take-home whitening uses whitening trays in four different concentrations and three flavors. 

Your provider customizes your bleaching trays to fit the unique contours of your mouth, ensuring a tight fit and more effective treatment. After one week of wearing your trays, you’ll notice stunning results. What’s more, with the 35% concentration solution, you only have to wear your trays for less than 30 minutes each day. 

Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?

Teeth whitening treatment doesn’t provide permanent results, but it can eradicate stains for 4-6 months and sometimes longer. To enhance your results, the team recommends using aftercare products. These include whitening toothpaste, special toothbrushes, and whitening toothpicks.

Don’t wait to transform your smile. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Silicon Valley Dental Associates by calling the office or booking online today. 

*Individual results may vary