Teeth Whitening

Alegria Dental Care

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Vallejo, CA

Tooth discoloration can make your smile less than beautiful, but you don’t have to live with stained teeth. At Alegria Dental Care in Vallejo, California, general family dentist Alegria Ledda, DMD, and her expert team offer Philips Zoom teeth whitening, both in-office and professional-strength home kits to give you the gorgeous bright smile you deserve. Call the office to schedule teeth whitening with Alegria Dental Care or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A 

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening at Alegria Dental Care uses whitening gel and trays, and blue LED light when needed, to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter after a single visit. Teeth whitening breaks up and reduces stains to make your smile brighter without pain or downtime.

What causes teeth staining?

Teeth staining can occur over time, regardless of how well you care for your teeth. Staining can result because of:

  • Smoking
  • Some medications
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Red wine
  • Cola
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Popsicles
  • Dark juices
  • Other foods and drinks that stain
  • Aging

Without teeth whitening, your teeth might gradually discolor over time. Fortunately, teeth whitening treatments at Alegria Dental Care are fast, simple, and highly effective. 

Is teeth whitening right for me?

Your dentist reviews your oral health history and evaluates your teeth and gums to let you know if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening. They may take dental X-rays if needed to detect or rule out oral health problems requiring treatment.

What happens during teeth whitening?

What you can expect during teeth whitening depends on the type of whitening you choose:

In-office Zoom whitening

During in-office teeth whitening treatments, you relax in a comfortable dental chair. Your provider places tooth trays containing whitening gel over your teeth and uses an LED light to speed up the whitening process. Your treatment might last less than 45 minutes.

Home teeth whitening

With home teeth whitening, the team at Alegria Dental Care gives you custom-fitted tooth trays and professional-strength whitening gel to use from the comfort of home at your convenience. Simply follow your provider's instructions to enjoy whiter, brighter teeth and a beautiful smile. 

What are the best ways to keep my teeth white?

There are several ways to keep your teeth as white as possible after whitening treatments at Alegria Dental Care. Brush your teeth after eating and drinking, floss daily, use whitening mouthwash if your dentist recommends it, and limit foods and drinks that stain teeth. 

Don’t smoke and have your teeth professionally cleaned at Alegria Dental Care at least every six months. Undergo teeth whitening periodically as directed by your dentist.

If you’re ready for whiter teeth and a gorgeous smile, call the Alegria Dental Care office or schedule an appointment online today.