Looking for Teeth Whitening in San Jose? Yearning for a bright youthful smile?
Optima Dental offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry including professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is the #1 requested and performed cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening (sometimes called teeth bleaching) is a procedure that brightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration.
Throughout the day, a thin coating of bio-film collect on teeth. The bio-film can attract stains that can be trapped in the pores of tooth's enamel.
Teeth whitening by a dental professional is key as cavities need to be treated before teeth are whitened. Cavities are problematic because whitening solution can penetrate the cavity allowing decay to reach inner areas of a tooth. People with good dental health may also use a kit to whiten teeth at home. However, in a single office visit, teeth whitening performed by a dental professional will produce brighter results that are more consistent in color across all teeth.
The outer-most layer of your tooth, the enamel, is what becomes stained or discolored and adversely, whitened during teeth whitening treatment. The tooth's enamel is actually quite porous when looked at up close and thinking about it this way makes it easier to understand how teeth can become stained.
Coffee, tea, colas, wine, certain fruits and vegetables, smoking or chewing tobacco and inadequate brushing and flossing can all cause the tooth's enamel to stain. Tiny microscopic particles lodge themselves into the porous enamel layer of your teeth which causes the overall appearance of the tooth to become discolored. Optima Dental offers professional-grade whitening solutions that eliminate stains and discoloration by blasting out the particles within the porous enamel layer and effectively bleaching the enamel. What is left behind is a beautiful whiter enamel layer.
We start the Zoom whitening process by covering your lips and gums leaving only your teeth exposed. At this time, we can usually estimate how white your new smile will be by matching your teeth with a whitening shade and estimate approximately up to 8 shades whiter from here.
Next a high-strength proprietary whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. This special gel is specifically designed to work with the Zoom whitening light.
The Zoom whitening light is placed directly in front of your teeth to maximize exposure to the gel. The special light activates the gel which gently penetrates the outer-most (enamel) layer of your teeth; breaking up stains and discoloration during the process.
Smile with confidence as you leave the office with a brighter, whiter smile!
Are you a heavy coffee drinker? Do you smoke? Do you drink soda? Are your teeth naturally discolored? If so, chances are your teeth have seen whiter days. Optima Dental makes whitening your teeth extremely fast and affordable with our powerful whitening system. With this whitening system that only a dentist can provide (not to be mistaken for those mall-style teeth whitening stations we've all seen), we are able to whiten stained and discolored teeth up to 9 shades whiter in less than an hour!
Powerful Home Whitening Kits
Optima Dental can send you home with home teeth whitening kits that contain an extra-strength concentrated whitening solutions that you can't get from a supermarket or over the counter. We use home whitening kits that are able to attack even the deepest tooth stains and eliminate tooth discoloration.
Today, whitening your teeth can be done using a variety of products and services. Do-it-yourself at-home whitening kits are available at your local supermarket and are an effective way to whiten teeth but require frequent applications for weeks at a time to achieve a whiter smile.
Our Zoom whitening system uses a specialized concentrated whitening gel that you can't find in supermarkets and is activated by using a powerful whitening light that is also not available to the general public. Zoom smile whitening is done in the dental office and only requires 1 dental visit compared to nightly whitening applications from an at-home whitening kit.
Any form of teeth whitening can achieve great results. Single-visit whitening enables those with time-sensitive occasions such as a wedding, reunion, etc. to whiten their teeth now however, home whitening is an extremely affordable whitening method you can do yourself!
The most common type of home teeth whitening involves placing a gel-like whitening solution, which usually contains hydrogen peroxide, in a tray that resembles a Nightguard or mouth guard. Over-the-counter mouthpieces are unlikely to fit correctly and can cause gum irritation if the whitening agent seeps out. The tray is then placed over the teeth for a certain period of time, anywhere from an hour or two to overnight.
At first, it may seem like being able to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in a single dental visit would cost a fortune right? That's not the case at all! Advances in smile whitening technology and procedure techniques have drastically cut down on the cost to patients. At Optima Dental, Zoom single-visit smile whitening is extremely affordable for the everyday patient and is one of the cheapest cosmetic dental procedures available in dentistry today.
Single-visit whitening (generally) costs slightly more than at-home whitening kits. That said, with our single-visit whitening system, you're getting a super fast whitening result of up to 8 shades whiter in about one hour vs. weeks of nightly applications with home-whitening kits. You're also getting a deeper whitening (longer lasting) result because single-visit whitening uses a concentrated whitening gel which activates using a specialized whitening light.
Because results may vary depending on the existing color, shade and condition of your teeth, we invite you to request an appointment and come in so we can take a look at your smile.