San Carlos, CA
There’s no reason you have to go through life with teeth that are anything less than a brilliant pearly white. That’s why at Frank Hsu, D.D.S., we’re proud to offer professional teeth whitening treatments that can make you excited to show off your smile again. Our process is safe, simple, and highly effective, removing years of stains to not only restore their natural brightness, but sometimes make them even brighter!
How Do Teeth Become Stained?
Even if you brush the recommended two times a day, two minutes each time, and have good oral hygiene, your teeth will still discolor over time. It’s an inevitable process that happens to all of us, even dentists. Still, there are things that can make these stains worse. Coffee and tea, soda, smoking, and even darkly pigmented foods such as berries can all speed up and compound this issue.
Some stains are easy to treat. These are known as extrinsic stains. They affect only the outside of your teeth, and can usually be cleared up using special whitening kinds of toothpaste. Other stains though are much harder to treat. These are known as intrinsic stains, and they come from inside teeth. The only way to treat them is with the kind of thorough, deep-cleansing services that we offer which you would receive after a dental exam and dental cleaning.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that we perform. It maintains the overall health of your teeth by not removing the outer enamel. There are many different types of whitening treatments, a number of which can actually be done at home. But the safest and most effective of these treatments are always done professionally by an expert dentist. When performed at our offices, we can ensure that not only will the whitening work faster, but it will also last longer. No annoying trays to wear, no worrying about whether or not an over-the-counter treatment will be as safe and effective. Just beautiful white teeth in a fraction of the time.
Is Whitening Safe?
Whitening is extremely safe. It is a treatment that’s been performed for years with plenty of studies to back it up, especially when performed by professional dentists in an office setting. Even tooth sensitivity, once a common side effect, is less of an issue thanks to our world-class team of oral experts staying on the cutting edge of cosmetic dentistry.
Certain at-home methods aren’t as reliably safe as professional whitening services though. Charcoal whitening, while an increasingly popular option, is often abrasive enough that it removes not just stains, but the enamel too. There have been reports of home kits causing burning and even bleaching the gums.
Take Back Your Smile Today!
Why spend another day with yellow or discolored teeth? Why worry about hiding your teeth in pictures? Here at Frank Hsu, D.D.S., we want your smile to be as brilliant as your personality. Our expert dentists are excited to answer any questions you might have and help you decide if whitening is the right choice to transform your smile. So call us today at 650.262.1940 and discover just how easy it is to get your smile back!