Madison Family Dental Group
General Dentists & Endodontists located in Fair Oaks, CA
Are you embarrassed by yellow or discolored teeth? If so, consider reaching out to Madison Family Dental Group, located in Fair Oaks, California and led by Shiva Salehi, DDS, for teeth whitening. Dr. Salehi offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening using Philips Zoom!®. Whiten your teeth with confidence by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone today.
Teeth Whitening Q&A
Why aren’t my teeth white?
Nobody has natural teeth that are perfectly white, but some people are troubled with more discoloration than others. Your teeth may not be white for many reasons, including:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Drinking darkly pigmented beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine
- Eating staining foods, like berries and tomato sauces
- Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco
- Taking certain medications
In addition, it’s natural for your teeth to become less white as you age. This is because, as you get older, your inner layer of teeth, called the dentin, turns more yellow. Simultaneously, due to wear, the hard, outer layer of your teeth, called the enamel, becomes thinner, allowing dentin to shine through.
How can I whiten my teeth?
At Madison Family Dental Group, it’s easy to whiten your teeth using Philips Zoom!® whitening. Zoom! whitening uses a bleaching gel to break down stains on your teeth without harming them or causing pain. Dr. Salehi offers two different types of Zoom! whitening, in-office and take-home.
During an in-office Zoom! whitening session, Dr. Salehi can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades. To do so, as you sit back comfortably in a chair, she applies trays filled with whitening gel to your teeth.
Then, she shines a specialized LED light onto your teeth that accelerates the lightening process. She does this three times in 15-minute intervals. Less than an hour later, you leave with a noticeably brighter smile.
If you prefer to whiten your teeth gradually in the comfort of your own home, Dr. Salehi provides you with customized trays, and whitening gel. To make sure they’re effective, you must fill the trays with whitening gel and wear them for a certain amount of time every day.
Within a few weeks, your smile becomes lighter and brighter.
How do I keep my teeth from becoming yellow again?
After your treatment, in order to maintain your bright smile, you need to follow some basic steps. These include:
- Brushing and flossing twice daily
- Limiting your consumption of foods and drinks that stain
- Coming back for dental exams every six months
- Avoiding tobacco products
In addition, you may want to come in for occasional touch ups.
Yellowed teeth shouldn’t define you. To show a brighter, whiter smile to the world, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at Madison Family Dental Group today. Please note that, to protect you, the practice uses the latest technology and cleaning practices. To schedule your visit, reach out online or over the phone today.