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 advanced Opalescence™ system. 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 Opalescence™ whitening system. This includes several treatments, including:

In-office whitening with Opalescence Boost

In-office whitening with Opalescence Boost can make your teeth several shades lighter* in under an hour. The treatment doesn’t require a whitening light or laser, making it more comfortable and less likely to dry out your teeth. During this type of whitening treatment, your Silicon Valley Dental Associates provider carefully applies a whitening solution with a gentle brush. The solution triggers a chemical reaction that cuts through stains quickly and effectively.

Take home Opalescence

If you want to whiten your teeth at your own pace, consider Opalescence take-home treatment. Take-home Opalescence 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. 

Opalescence Go

Opalescence Go uses pre-filled whitening trays to brighten your smile. The trays are disposable, so you can take them wherever you go. The team usually recommends wearing your Opalescence Go trays for 15-60 minutes each day. Within 5-10 days, you’ll see a significant improvement in the color and appearance of your smile. 

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 Opalescence 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