Have you noticed that your teeth appear more yellow or dull looking than they have in the past? This is actually more common as you age than you might think. Another factor is that your lifestyle choices and the foods and beverages you choose to consume can also have a considerable impact on the brightness of your smile.
Maintaining a bright, youthful smile doesn’t have to be difficult with teeth whitening in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Chen offers two convenient options to make it easy to whiten your teeth and maintain your brighter smile.
How Professional Teeth Whitening Works
In-Office Deep Bleaching
Depending on your lifestyle, age, and goals for your smile, Dr. Chen may recommend deep bleaching for you so you can achieve significant, long-lasting results.
Deep bleaching takes place in our Castro Valley dental office, where we will protect your gums and soft tissues with a barrier before placing high-strength whitening gel on your teeth. Our in-office teeth bleaching process also includes specialized treatment that ensures that you don’t encounter any problems with tooth sensitivity.
Once your treatment is completed, you’ll be able to enjoy the long-lasting results a beautiful smile can bring!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Trays
For teeth that just need a quick touch-up, take-home teeth whitening trays can do the job.
We will create custom plastic teeth whitening trays with impressions we take of your teeth. Next, we’ll send you home with a high-strength bleaching gel that you can apply to your trays once a day. Most patients achieve their desired results in two weeks, and the best part is that you’ll have your trays with you so you can freshen up your smile anytime you like in the future.
If you’d like to determine which type of teeth whitening treatment in Castro Valley, CA is right for you, we invite you to schedule a commitment-free evaluation with Dr. Chen.
Protecting Your Brighter Smile
Now that you’ve invested time and money into your brighter smile, what can you do to protect it? Great question!
There are certain foods and beverages that cause tooth staining or discoloration. While you don’t have to eliminate them from your diet completely, being aware of them can certainly help you maintain your smile. A few of the culprits are:
- Tomatoes and marinara sauce
- Soy sauce
- Dark berries like raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
- Red wine
- Coffee and black tea
- Dark cola and sports drinks
A consistent brushing and flossing routine at home will help you keep your smile bright, as well as being diligent about visiting your dentist in Castro Valley every six months for professional cleanings.
Are You Ready to Schedule Your Teeth Bleaching Evaluation?
We’d love to help you brighten your smile! Contact Ava Chen, DDS today at (510) 886-3888 to schedule your dental appointment.