Teeth Whitening in Cupertino, CA
Ryan Senft, DDS provides teeth whitening services in Cupertino, CA. Call 408-996-8595 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Professional teeth whitening services can have a significant impact on how your teeth look. A painless and affordable procedure, teeth whitening can be scheduled regularly to keep your smile looking great. You can expect the entire process to take between 30 and 90 minutes.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over the Counter Products
While there are some over the counter products you can purchase to whiten your teeth at home, there is a limit to the results that you can expect. Dentists have access to stronger and higher grade teeth whitening supplies than what is available at local stores. This can mean that professional teeth whitening can get your teeth cleaner, faster than traditional at-home options.
What to Expect
In-office teeth whitening usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a specialized light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. This is the fastest way to achieve the brilliant white results you’d expect from professional teeth whitening.
However, we also offer dentist grade at-home teeth whitening solutions. Our at-home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized tray to hold the whitening gel, containing carbide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the tray is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time varies but is typically several hours a day for one week or less. This method of bleaching provides more control over the amount of brightening and ensures long lasting results.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
How your smile looks has significant impacts on how you feel about yourself, your confidence levels, and your appearance. Stained teeth can make a person look older and less put together. People with bright, white smiles are more confident. This can make a big difference in how you come across during job interviews and present yourself.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Ryan Senft for Teeth Whitening
Dr. Ryan Senft has received advanced training in endodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. While you won’t need to be sedated to undergo teeth whitening, as it is a painless procedure, it’s best to have a demonstrated expert as your dental provider. Dr. Senft commits to participating in 500 hours each year to continuing education and knows about the latest advances in dentistry, including teeth whitening.
You can see results from professional teeth whitening services after a single session. Call us at 408-996-8595 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
The best teeth whitening solution for you depends on your needs and your preferences. If you want results fast, professional teeth whitening treatments are the best option for you. The gold standard for teeth whitening is custom made trays from your dentist used with professional whitening gel from your dentist.
Is teeth whitening from a dentist worth it?
Yes, teeth whitening from a dentist is worth it. Not only are professional whitening treatments more effective, they’re also safer. You’re less likely to experience enamel damage, soft tissue irritation, and painful sensitivity when your teeth whitening is performed under the direction of a dentist.
Does insurance pay for teeth whitening?
Dental insurance never has a benefit for teeth whitening as it’s considered an entirely cosmetic procedure.
Can you go from yellow to white teeth?
Teeth whitening treatments are effective for most patients, including those who have yellowing teeth. In some cases, you may have a type of stain that is resistant to these treatments, but cosmetic bonding, veneers, or internal whitening may be alternatives to consider.
How do I keep my teeth white after whitening?
Good oral hygiene habits and avoiding staining foods and beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea will help maintain your results. Depending on your habits, whitening may need to be touched up occasionally. This is easy to do with the custom made trays that your dentist already made for you. These custom made trays can last a lifetime with proper care.