It’s that time of year again — the time when we all make resolutions to be better versions of ourselves in the coming year. But, how often do those resolutions fall by the wayside after a month or two? Do you want a resolution you can actually accomplish? How about getting a stunning smile?

At Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. in Orinda, California, we can whiten your teeth and give you the smile of your dreams. With our wide range of effective teeth-whitening solutions, we can help you achieve your goal almost effortlessly. 

Whiter teeth your way

Whether you want instant results or a gradual option, we can recommend a treatment that fits into your lifestyle and meets your needs. 

In-office whitening treatments 

For the fastest route to a brighter smile, in-office whitening is the way to go. We typically use the power of laser energy combined with professional-strength bleaching solutions. Treatments are safe, gentle on your gums, and highly effective at removing deep and surface stains from your teeth. 

Most in-office treatments take about an hour, and then you’re on your way with a more dazzling smile. The results from in-office whitening treatments can last 1-3 years, and you can often complete a simple touch-up treatment at home to help keep your teeth sparkling. 

At-home whitening treatments

At-home whitening kits, which can also deliver outstanding results, are a convenient way to whiten your teeth gradually. Depending on the type of professional whitening kit you use, it can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. At-home whitening kits contain the same ingredients as in-office treatments, but at a lower concentration, making them safe and effective. 

The team at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. can create custom whitening trays and recommend bleaching gels that will work best for your type of tooth stains. You can wear your whitening trays while you sleep, during the day, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Essentially, a take-home whitening kit can let you set the pace for your new and improved smile. 

Keep your teeth white all year long

Once you’ve achieved your whitening goals, you’ll want to keep your teeth looking beautiful all year long. To do this, don’t smoke, avoid drinking black coffee and tea, and brush and floss your teeth twice a day. 

Furthermore, drink more water rather than dark-colored sodas, which can stain enamel and lead to tooth decay. You should also eat healthy, crunchy foods, such as celery and apples, which will help clean the surfaces of your teeth as you chew. And lastly, make sure to schedule dental cleanings every six months with Dr. Ellis. 

If you want whiter, brighter teeth, book an appointment online or over the phone with Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. today.