Teeth Whitening Specialist

Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

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Teeth Whitening services offered in Los Gatos, CA
If your smile is brown, yellow, or generally discolored, consider teeth whitening. At Los Gatos Dental, general and cosmetic dentist Tyler Young, DDS, and the team offer in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits to adults and teenagers. If you want a brighter, whiter smile, call the office in Los Gatos, California, or click the online booking feature today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that removes stains from the surface of your teeth. Specifically, teeth whitening treatment uses carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to oxidize molecules deep inside your tooth enamel. The oxidation process reduces the appearance of stains, allowing you to achieve a Hollywood-worthy smile. 

Why do teeth change color?

Teeth change color for various reasons, but the primary cause is the natural aging process. Years of biting, chewing, brushing, and flossing cause your enamel to wear away, revealing more of the yellow dentin beneath.

You might also experience discolored teeth as a result of:

  • Tobacco use
  • Drinking beverages like coffee or black tea
  • Eating foods like berries and tomatoes
  • Taking medication with tetracycline

Some people even experience discoloration due to oral trauma.

Regardless of the cause, if you want shinier, healthier-looking teeth, make an appointment with the team at Los Gatos Dental.

What are the types of teeth whitening?

At Los Gatos Dental, the team offers several types of teeth whitening:

In-office teeth whitening

In-office teeth whitening involves your dentist applying a special whitening solution to your teeth. After the solution sits for a while, your provider points a special light at the solution, causing a whitening reaction. An in-office treatment can make your smile up to eight* shades lighter in under an hour.

Take-home teeth whitening kits

If you’d prefer a more gradual whitening treatment process, consider take-home teeth whitening kits. Each kit has two mouthpieces and a bottle of whitening solution. You squeeze the whitening solution into the mouthpieces and wear them for several hours at a time, whenever it fits your schedule.

Does teeth whitening provide permanent results?

The cosmetic results that teeth whitening provides aren’t permanent, but they often last an average of 3-4* months. To ensure your teeth remain bright and stain-free, the team at Los Gatos Dental recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for professional teeth cleaning and an oral exam.

To transform your smile with teeth whitening, make an appointment at Los Gatos Dental by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today. 

*Individual results may vary.