Teeth Whitening

Oakland City Dental

Dahab Gaime, DDS

Dentist located in Oakland, CA

One of the most affordable and easiest ways to improve your smile is with teeth whitening. At Oakland City Dental, Dahab Gaime, DDS, and the team of dental specialists use professional teeth whitening to create outstanding smiles. In just a couple of hours, you can have whiter teeth thanks to the skilled dental team at Oakland City Dental in Oakland, California. If you’re curious about teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes yellow teeth?

Your teeth can turn yellow for a variety of reasons. The foods you eat and drink, certain medications, and age might all be contributing factors. Surface stains on the enamel of your teeth from drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine, can make your teeth appear yellowish. Tobacco and smoking are also significant causes.

Over time, these surface stains can reach beneath the enamel of your tooth to its dentin, which makes the stain even harder to get out.

Are you sure teeth whitening isn't dangerous?

Certainly. When you follow product specifications and instructions, whitening your teeth is a harmless process. For reliable, safe results, the team at Oakland City Dental provides whitening treatments. You can choose to have your teeth whitened in just one visit or gradually with a take-home whitening kit.

No matter which course of treatment you choose, the whitening solution is entirely safe to place on your teeth and in your mouth. The only discomfort you may experience is temporary tooth and gum sensitivity from the bleaching agents.

What is the teeth whitening in-office procedure like?

A simple in-office teeth-whitening procedure could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter after just one appointment.* At your appointment, one of the experienced Oakland City Dental team members fits upper and lower dental trays into your mouth. These trays will contain the hydrogen peroxide whitening solution.

Then, your dental professional covers your lips and gums to shield them from the solution. They fill the trays with the bleaching solution and position a specialized bright light over your teeth. You sit back and relax as the bleach and light combine to whiten your teeth during three 15-minute treatments, all happening in a single visit.

You wait comfortably between treatments until your final bleaching treatment is complete, then your dental expert covers your teeth in a post-treatment gel to reduce any sensitivity you might have after the whitening. Then you're done. You have whiter teeth and a gorgeous smile in about two hours.

The Oakland City Dental team can also provide take-home teeth-whitening kits for a less immediate approach to whitening teeth over a couple of weeks.

To learn more about in-office and take-home options for teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation at Oakland City Dental today. You don't have to live with teeth stains and discoloration.

*Individual results may vary.