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Should I get my teeth whitened?

Wondering if you should get your teeth bleached?

You are not alone. Teeth whitening is one of the most common requests for dental offices.

Teeth become discolored over time for many reasons, and many people are not satisfied with the color of their teeth.

Food and drink are the most common culprits — especially red wine, colas, coffee, and tea. Tobacco use, injury, and age can also cause staining.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening treatments use a bleaching solution to break down stains and lighten the color of teeth. The stronger the bleaching agent, the whiter your teeth become. Some treatments also use light to activate the bleaching agent. You can complete teeth whitening treatments in our office or at home.

What are the different types of teeth whitening treatments that are available?

At Bloom Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home treatment options.

In-office whitening treatments use a high-concentration peroxide gel to whiten your teeth in a short period of time. Your dentist will apply the gel to your teeth in intervals over the course of about an hour in our office. In-office treatments can significantly whiten teeth and produce immediate results.

We also offer a take-home bleaching kit. You will come into our office to make an impression of your teeth. Then, a few days later, your custom trays will be ready to use at home with our bleaching agent. This process is more gradual, and you’ll apply the bleach for a few days in a row.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening trays, strips, and toothpastes are also available at most drugstores. These treatments use a gentle bleaching agent to whiten teeth over several days or weeks. While these treatments may be the most affordable, they will only lighten your teeth a few shades.

We will help you decide which whitening treatment is right for you and your needs.

Is teeth whitening right for me?

If you have porcelain crowns or dental implants, traditional teeth whitening may not work well. Whitening treatments can also increase tooth sensitivity. Please consult us before choosing a teeth whitening treatment.

Ready to brighten your smile? Book online now or give us a call at (650) 458-3727 to talk to our expert team.

Dental Care
Jessica Levin
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