Teeth Whitening in Los Gatos, CA
Do you smile often? After all, smiles should be shared. Studies have shown that smiling more frequently can boost your mood as well as those around you. But if you don’t feel good about the way your smile looks, you might not be showing it as often as you could.
If your teeth have become stained or yellowed over the years, don’t despair. With professional teeth whitening at our Los Gatos, CA dental office, we can whiten and brighten your smile—and make your smile younger looking in the process.
Why Teeth Develop Stains
Teeth come in many different shades of white and off white. It’s natural for teeth to develop stains throughout the years, and the most common reasons include:
- Certain medications
- The aging process
- Use of tobacco products
- Staining beverages and foods
- Injury or trauma to the teeth
- Congenital defects
- Developmental abnormalities
Professional teeth whitening works on the majority of these and can make your teeth several shades whiter.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Treatments Versus Professional Teeth Whitening
There are hundreds of products on store shelves, all claiming to make your teeth whiter. Some of these might remove some surface stains from teeth, but only if they are used correctly and usually for a lengthy period of time. Most people who try these products are disappointed with unreliable results.
Professional teeth whitening uses a stronger whitening agent and often incorporates the use of a special light to speed up the process. More the whitening gel comes into contact with the teeth and less with the gums, so patients who get their teeth whitened professionally usually have fewer problems with sensitivity afterward. In the time it takes for the average lunch hour, you could come to our dental office and leave with whiter teeth.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
If you’d rather whiten your teeth at home, our take-home teeth whitening kits come with custom-made trays to ensure the maximum amount of whitening gel comes into contact with your teeth. Dr. Pagonis will provide you with a recommended time to wear the trays each day so you can reach your smile goals.
These take-home teeth whitening kits are also great for touch-ups in the future. Teeth whitening is not permanent, and if you go back to eating and drinking foods and beverages that stain, eventually your teeth will start to look dull again.
Get Rid of Stained and Yellowed Teeth in Los Gatos, CA
Find out more about professional teeth whitening at Nicole Pagonis DDS by coming in for an examination and teeth cleaning. We recommend that patients get their teeth cleaned prior to whitening treatment for the best results.
Get a younger-looking smile in a short amount of time with either our take-home teeth whitening kit or our in-office whitening treatment. Call today to make an appointment!