Teeth Whitening In Pleasanton
At Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California we offer a wide variety of teeth whitening services. Our in-office whitening can usually be completed in one visit. If your teeth require a more drastic color change, we may suggest multiple visits. The alternative is our take-home teeth whitening gels that are more powerful than the options you can buy over the counter. The first thing you should do is schedule your free consultation to find out what the best options are for you.
Whitening With Dental Work
Teeth whitening or bleaching will only whiten your natural teeth. It will not whiten or harm bonding, caps, crowns, bridges, fillings or any other artificial dental work. You may need to have some work redone in order to match your new whiter teeth. Tetracycline stained or grayish teeth are more difficult to bleach and have varied prognosis. Exposed root portions of teeth, which occurs with gum recession will also not be affected by the teeth whitening procedure. If you have silver fillings in, near, or behind the front teeth, long-term bleaching can cause the surrounding tooth to have a greenish tinge. Bleaching teeth which have a lot of translucency can cause them to become even more translucent and may give the tooth a darker appearance.
Sensitivity After Whitening
A small percentage of patients experience sensitivity with the teeth whitening treatment. The bleaching agent does not harm the teeth, but it does open the pores in the teeth so the stains can come out. If sensitivity occurs, stop whitening for 1-2 days. Take 1-2 tablets of Tylenol for pain. Once the teeth calm down, continue bleaching every other day or consult Dr. Kitagawa.
Whiter Teeth In Pleasanton Today
If you would like more information about teeth whitening and are in the Pleasanton area, please contact our friendly Gateway Dental staff today. We can provide answers to your questions and demonstrate the care and experience you’re looking for when visiting the dentist.