Dull, discolored, or stained teeth can affect your confidence. Dr. Schweifler and our team believe that every patient should be confident in their smile. While some patients can achieve a bright smile naturally, other patients may need an extra boost to achieve a whiter, brighter smile.
While many patients opt for over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions, these treatments often offer ineffective results. Patients end up spending time and money on results that are barely noticeable. In some cases, these over-the-counter solutions can irritate the gums and cause tooth sensitivity.
To safely achieve noticeable results, we offer take-home teeth whitening treatments. With our professional teeth whitening kits, patients can achieve long-lasting, natural-looking results on their own time. Throughout a few weeks, patients can gradually whiten their smiles.
As a highly skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Schweifler has dedicated countless hours to stay up to date on the current advancement in dentistry, making him the ideal partner in your journey to a beautiful smile. He will perform a full dental exam to determine if you are an ideal candidate for home teeth whitening.
Why Choose Teeth Whitening in Los Altos, CA
Professional teeth whitening offers several advantages over over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments. Not only are you achieving results in a proven, controlled way but also you are doing so with a treatment that is designed to safely and effectively whiten your smile. In this way, you are saving time, money, and energy that can be utilized in other areas of your life. Additionally, home teeth whitening offers these key benefits:
- Cost-effective solution for enhancing your smile
- Results are achieved on your own time
- Your treatment plan is designed with your cosmetic goals in mind
- Effects are long-lasting
Certain tooth stains are impervious to teeth whitening, so Dr. Schweifler may recommend another procedure, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding, to help you reach your desired smile. In the end, patients can achieve the smile of their dreams through personalized treatment planning, effective treatment, and excellent patient care: qualities in which Dr. Schweifler and our dental care team take great pride.
What To Expect During The Teeth Whitening Process
Each cosmetic dentistry treatment begins with a one on one consultation with Dr. Schweifler. During this time, he will check the teeth for any signs of dysfunction. Creating a beautiful smile is simple, but creating a healthy smile takes time. It is important to perform teeth whitening on a structurally healthy smile, so if any treatment is needed prior to your teeth whitening, Dr. Schweifler will coordinate your care.
If teeth whitening is right for you, treatment will begin with taking impressions of your teeth. With the impressions of your teeth, we create custom bleaching trays that are designed according to your measurements. Once your trays are fabricated, you will revisit our office, and Dr. Schweifler will explain all aspects of your care.
To achieve your desired results, it is imperative that you follow your teeth whitening kit instructions. Patients can gradually whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes, on their own time.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How do I keep my teeth white after teeth whitening treatment?
Avoid regularly consuming dark drinks that can stain teeth like coffee, wine, and soda/soft drinks. Drinking these in moderation will keep your teeth whiter for a longer period of time. Smoking also heavily contributes to tooth staining. Teeth whitening, whether at the dentist or at home, is not a permanent treatment. Professional teeth whitening can last anywhere from 6 months to about 3 years.
Is teeth sensitivity permanent after teeth whitening?
No, sensitivity after your teeth whitening procedure is not permanent. This is a temporary symptom of the bleaching product and should go away within 24 to 48 hours. You can take steps to alleviate sensitivity after your treatment by using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, and avoid really hot and cold foods.
What are alternatives to traditional teeth whitening?
You might have a discolored tooth or two and can’t justify getting a complete teeth whitening treatment. In this case, we can recommend two services that are more focused on troubled teeth rather than the entire row of teeth. These services are porcelain veneers and teeth bonding. Both of these treatments can whiten a single tooth to match your other white teeth. Give us a call for more options, and to schedule a dental exam.