Teeth Whitening Specialist

Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Orinda, CA

If you’re interested in a brighter and whiter smile, visit Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp for top-quality dental care in Orinda, California. The practice offers a range of effective teeth whitening solutions for you to choose from. Whiter teeth look healthier and more visually appealing. Explore the available options by calling the office or schedule online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth stains?

Over time, your teeth can stain due to several outside factors and certain substances, such as:

  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Foods and drinks like red wine
  • Tobacco
  • Poor dental hygiene

Certain diseases like tooth decay can also lead to teeth stains.

What are the available teeth whitening treatments?

Various teeth-whitening options are available at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp, such as:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • In-office whitening treatments that usually involve laser technology
  • Take-home whitening kits and strips
  • Whitening toothpaste

Your dentist can also create custom teeth whitening trays and gels for you to take home. This process usually takes around three days to two weeks. At-home teeth whitening methods are best for superficial stains. Deeply discolored stains usually require professional in-office treatments for optimal results.

How does teeth whitening work?

Most teeth whitening treatments involve special bleaching chemicals. The chemicals are carefully used to break the stains up into smaller particles. When the stains are broken up, your teeth look whiter because there’s less concentration of the stained color.

Laser technology can also be utilized. Safe and precise laser energy targets and eliminates stains. Lasers are usually used in conjunction with a dental quality hydrogen peroxide gel.

Should I choose over-the-counter kits or professional teeth whitening treatments?

You should book a consultation at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp if you’re unsure which teeth whitening treatment is right for you. Your dentist can discuss your treatment options in detail and help you decide what’s best. 

For deeper stains, you’ll want to consider a professional whitening treatment to get the best outcome. 

Professional treatments provide many benefits, are well tolerated, and deliver long-lasting results. Professional teeth-whitening treatments are far stronger and more effective than over-the-counter kits due to the higher concentration of the bleaching solution. They also give you the experience and knowledge of a qualified dental professional who can personalize your treatment. 

Optimize your smile by whitening your teeth with innovative teeth whitening treatments. Call Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp, or schedule online today.