Teeth Whitening

Adwen Yap, DDS -  - General Dentist

Adwen Yap, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Moreno Valley, CA

Everyone loves a brilliantly white smile, but foods and drinks can stain your teeth and leave you with teeth that are dull and discolored. To look your best and boost your confidence, visit Adwen P. Yap, DDS, in Moreno Valley, California, for teeth whitening treatment. An expert in teeth whitening, Dr. Yap can help you get a bright, beautiful smile. Call the office or book online for the right teeth whitening treatment for you.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure to lighten and brighten the shade of your teeth. Whitening treatments use peroxide bleaching to remove stains on the enamel surface of your teeth. Some treatments use light or heat to enhance the bleaching process.

The two main options for teeth whitening are in-office bleaching or at-home treatments. In-office teeth whitening often delivers more satisfactory results, because treatment is more powerful than with at-home kits and it’s completely customizable. 

With teeth whitening at Dr. Yap’s office, even the toughest stains can be lifted, giving you whiter teeth quickly. Dr. Yap works with you to choose a target shade that’s both natural and beautiful.

What causes tooth discoloration?

Your teeth have three layers. The outer layer, called enamel, is extremely hard and protects your teeth. The middle layer, dentin, is softer and more sensitive than enamel. The interior of the tooth is called the pulp. 

Enamel and dentin can get stained over time, leading to tooth discoloration. The most common causes of stained enamel are food and drink. Common beverages that cause stains include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Dark sodas 

Other factors stain enamel and dentin as well. Tobacco can stain teeth, making them appear brownish or yellowed. Certain medications and aging also lead to discoloration.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Many people who are embarrassed by stains and discoloration are good candidates for teeth whitening. Dr. Yap offers professional teeth whitening to give you a natural looking, whiter smile.

The success of teeth whitening treatments often depends on the type of discoloration you have. Yellow surface stains are typically the easiest to remove, while brown stains are more challenging. 

Sometimes, teeth whitening can make your teeth more sensitive. Talk to Dr. Yap about ways to prevent tooth sensitivity when you get your teeth whitened. Avoiding hot and cold foods and drinks and using toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help.

Having a perfect smile can be a reality with teeth whitening treatment. To find out if whitening could be right for you, call the office or request a consultation online today.