Teeth Whitening

Shirley Zhao, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Zhao Dental

Shirley Zhao, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Pleasanton, CA & Tracy, CA

Teeth whitening doesn’t just whiten your teeth, it gives you a healthier-looking and more aesthetically beautiful smile that might just spur a newfound confidence. Shirley Zhao, DDS, and the highly qualified dental experts at Zhao Dental provide various individualized teeth whitening options at two locations in Pleasanton and Tracy, California. If you’re interested in discovering how professional teeth whitening services can spruce up your smile, click the online booking tool or call Zhao Dental today.

Teeth Whitening

What is in-office teeth whitening?

You can restore a healthier appearance to your smile by removing unwanted tooth stains and discoloration. Many products are available for teeth whitening, but professional teeth whitening under the guidance or supervision of a dental professional yields superior results and is proven successful. 

At Zhao Dental, your dentist provides the best and the latest teeth whitening solutions to help you whiten and brighten your teeth in as little time as possible.

During the in-office teeth whitening treatment, your dentist usually covers your gums and surfaces of your tooth roots with a protective barrier. Your dentist uses a special plastic device called a retractor to pull your cheeks and lips away from your teeth before applying a powerful professional-strength whitening agent.

In-office teeth whitening varies, but your dentist typically leaves the whitening agent on your teeth for about an hour as it lifts stains and discolorations. With in-office professional teeth whitening, you can expect noticeably whiter teeth in just one visit with no downtime.

What is take-home teeth whitening?

Take-home whitening is an effective option for whitening your teeth. Take-home teeth whitening involves powerful professional-strength whitening gel and custom plastic mouth trays that keep the whitening agent in place. The flexible mouth trays are usually constructed from impressions of your teeth.

The trays are designed to be comfortable and effective. Take-home treatments usually last about an hour each day and provide natural-looking, impressive results in just a few weeks.

Is professional teeth whitening safe?

Both take-home and in-office teeth whitening are safe and effective and performed with a professional dental-grade whitening agent that safely removes discoloration without damaging the structure or the enamel of your teeth.

You might experience some tooth sensitivity during your teeth-whitening treatments, but this is usually mild and short-lived. Teeth whitening is an excellent and safe way to enhance the overall appearance of your smile.

How do I maintain my teeth whitening results?

Your professional teeth whitening results can last about two years or longer. In addition to maintaining proper oral hygiene, including daily flossing and brushing, you should also keep up with your regular dental cleanings. You might also choose to avoid or limit foods and beverages that might stain your teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and tea.

To obtain a bright radiant smile and explore your professional teeth whitening options, visit Zhao Dental and book online or over the phone.