Walnut Creek at Pope Dental
Teeth Whitening For Walnut Creek and East Bay Area Patients
When you meet someone new, one of the first things you notice about them is their smile. At Pope Dental, we know the best way to make a great first impression should start with your smile. We help patients first achieve a healthy smile and from there, our patients can choose from a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. We ensure our patients in Walnut Creek in the East Bay area establish a healthy foundation before undergoing any cosmetic treatments. One of our top cosmetic dentistry treatments is professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening helps you achieve a long-lasting white smile. Find out about our teeth whitening options and other cosmetic dentistry.
Who Should Consider Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a suitable treatment for adults who have stained or yellowed teeth. Over time, it’s normal for teeth to lose their gleaming white appearance. This is due to eating or drinking staining foods and drinks, from age, and even from certain medications. White teeth aren’t just for celebrities, you can also have a picture perfect smile with help our simple procedure. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, professional teeth whitening might be the right solution for you. Our only requirement for patients interested in teeth whitening is that they have healthy teeth in good condition. Whitening isn’t ideal for patients who have multiple restorations in their mouth because the restorations cannot whiten.
One of the tooth whitening products we carry in our office is Opalescence BOOST. This is a fast-acting whitening procedure that is done in our East Bay dental office in just an hour. Within an hour, your teeth can be up to shades lighter with this simple solution. Before the treatment, Dr. Pope or Dr. Mojica will sit down with you and a shade guide to determine your current and goal shade. We then apply the Opalescence BOOST to your teeth with the patented applicator. Next, we provide you with a bite guard to keep you comfortable for the next hour. In just an hour’s time, your teeth will be shades lighter. This is the perfect solution for patients who want instant results. You can even stop by on your lunch break if you so choose to.
Our in-office teeth whitening is safe, effective and simple. As an added bonus, Opalescence whitening solutions include added ingredients to prevent cavities by increasing your enamel hardness. It is also found to reduce tooth sensitivity, which is a common side effect of professional whitening.
Opalescence Take-Home Whitening
Sitting in our Walnut Creek dental office in East Bay for an hour is not always the best solution for every patient who wants professional whitening. We also offer a take-home whitening kit for those who want to whiten on their own time. With the same powerful formula that we use in our office, patients can use the Opalescence take-home kit. The take-home kit requires you to apply the whitening solution to dental custom trays and then place them in your mouth for the recommended amount of time. After you complete your whitening treatment, you will notice that your teeth will be shades lighter. The same results you get in our office, you can find in the comfort of your home.
Why Not Use Over-The-Counter Whitening?
Many of our patients come in asking why we don’t recommend the whitening products that are sold in stores. There is a simple answer for that: they are not as effective. In-store whitening products are not given to you by your dentist, therefore they cannot contain as much bleaching concentration as the products we offer. This means that you will never be able to achieve the same results we can provide with over-the-counter whitening alone. Save yourself the time and money and opt for professional teeth whitening.
Not only will you not achieve as white of results, you might end up with uneven bleaching, damage to your enamel, or increased tooth sensitivity. It’s common for store whitening products to give you uneven whitening results because they are hard to apply evenly. Without custom-made trays or a dentist to administer the whitening solution, you can’t be sure you will end up with even results. In addition, without professional supervision, you can actually damage your enamel. This is possible when you don’t follow instructions correctly and leave the whitening solution on too long. Lastly, tooth sensitivity can significantly increase with over the counter products because the solution can get on your tooth roots or gums. This can be quite painful.
With over-the-counter whitening, you will also not be able to customize your whitening treatment. This means you will end up with whatever white shade the box will want to give you. When you opt for professional whitening, our dentists can customize your treatment to give you the results you want. Lastly, over-the-counter whitening products are not long-lasting. This can force you to pay for a new box of treatment every few months instead of every few years like you would in our office.
Benefits of Professional Whitening
When you opt for professional teeth whitening from our East Bay dentists in Walnut Creek, you will receive lots of benefits. Amongst them is a gleaming white smile. Your new smile will give you a new confidence. This can help you be more assertive in your social life, or finally give you the confidence you need to work harder for that promotion or ask that person on a date. Another benefit of professional whitening is the fast and long-lasting results. In just an hour or over the course of a week or two, your teeth can be shades lighter. With proper care, you can expect your results to last for at least a year or longer.
Experience Professional Teeth Whitening for Yourself
Our team of dental professionals is here to give you the white smile you deserve. Making a trip to our Walnut Creek dentist office in East Bay is the first step to achieving your white smile. Our dentists will evaluate your smile and determine if an in-office or take-home whitening treatment is best for you. Both options will give you glamorous results. To rid your smile of yellowing and stains, give our dental office a call at 925-939-4989 or fill out our online form and we will be in touch with you soon.