Your teeth may become dull or stained over time due to a number of factors, including:
- The natural aging process
- Poor dental hygiene
- Foods and drinks that stain
- Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
- Illness and certain medications
- Fluorosis (excessive consumption of fluoride)
When this occurs, our dentist and team can provide you with professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile. While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available, a professional treatment will produce better more reliable results overall. Professional whitening treatments involve the use of a power gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel breaks up stains, discoloration and yellowing on your tooth enamel to produce noticeable results and give you back a bright, white smile.
Both take-home and in-office whitening treatments are available. Take-home whitening involves the use of a custom whitening tray, into which the gel is placed. As you wear these whitening trays your teeth will gradually become whiter. In-office whitening treatments can typically be completed in a single session lasting just under an hour. The whitening gel is applied to your teeth and activated to produce noticeable results when you leave our office. Our dentist will work with you to determine which type of whitening will produce the desired results and is more convenient for your schedule.
Contact us today at 415-479-1840 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib and learn more about teeth whitening in San Rafael, California. We look forward to helping you brighten your smile!